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MANUFACTURING PLANT MANAGER - an hour outside of Nashville TN - $100,000 - $150,000

Hopkinsville, KY
LOCATION: Hopkinsville, Kentucky (about an hour outside of Nashville TN)

SALARY - USD $100,000 to $150,000
  • Looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious team member to join our client’s Plant Leadership team
  • The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic and seasoned leader with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Material Science, Operations Management, or Business, combined with 8-10 years of manufacturing experience, preferably in the metals sector, and a stable employment history.
  • They possess a strong background in lean manufacturing / Six Sigma techniques and have a proven track record of driving operational excellence and competitive positioning through continuous improvement.
  • This individual excels at developing and executing manufacturing plans that enhance profitability while minimizing costs.
  • They have experience overseeing production-related processes, policies, and procedures and are skilled at collaborating with department heads to ensure seamless purchasing, production, quality, and distribution processes. Their efforts aim for significant year-over-year improvements in revenue, ROS, yield, and productivity. 
  • They exhibit strong leadership qualities, including the ability to set clear goals, prioritize effectively, and build cohesive teams. This ensures accountability and a passion for excellence across all levels of the organization.  

  • Directing and managing all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, engineering, quality, and other production-related activities while ensuring the mill’s number one priority is safety. 
  • Leading the mill’s culture initiative to create a great place to work for attracting and retaining top talent. 
  • Employ lean manufacturing techniques, visual controls, and plant performance measures to meet production goals and strives for continuous improvement.
  • Provide leadership for problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements and better working relationships.
  • Seek to improve the mill’s operational performance and competitive positioning through continuous improvement of production related processes.
  • Assisting with overseeing policies, procedures, and processes designed to minimize costs and maximize production.
  • Overseeing the mill’s manufacturing processes and identifies opportunities for process improvement or efficiency optimization.
  • Developing a manufacturing plan and production schedule that increases profit while reducing overhead.
  • Working directly with department heads to coordinate purchasing, production, quality, and distribution processes, with the expectation of achieving budgeted year over year improvements in revenue, ROS, yield, and productivity.
  • Execute strategy deployment plans within the business including implementing, operating, and optimizing new technologies and processes that build on our sustainable competitive advantage and position the business for decades of highly profitable rapid growth.
  • Champion health, environment, and safety initiatives within the business, while maintaining compliance standards.
  • Provide expectations, accountability, and direction to direct reports.
  • Prepare and maintain plant budgets; control and monitor costs to maintain budget goals.
  • Champion Continuous Improvement concepts in all aspects of the business resulting in elimination of waste, clarity of purpose, and organizational focus, while driving continuous improvement within the organization.
  • Develop a culture that promotes involvement, communication, mutual trust & respect, expectations and accountability, and a passion for excellence.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Material Science, Operations Management or Business; (But NOT required) and / or combination of education and equivalent relevant years of experience.
  • 8-10 years of Plant Manager manufacturing experience (IS REQUIRED)
  • A strong lean manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Previous experience in metals is strongly desired.
  • Travel required.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please respond back and include the following:
  • MS WORD Resume
  • required compensation.
  • Contact information.
  • Availability
Upon receipt, one of our managers will contact you to discuss the position in full detail.

Jason Denmark
Recruiting Manager

EMAIL: jdenmark@intermediagroup.com
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasondenmark/


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