Plant Manager
Job Opportunity at True North Consulting, LLC

Posted on Sep 17

http://www.truenorthkc.com    913-256-6598

Location: Kansas City, MO
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4167356

This is a 100 year old company that is setting sales records!  They have a lot of new initiatives around continuous process improvement and are very profitable!   They are looking for a strong Plant Manager out of industrial manufacturing with solid Lean/CI experience and a strong safety background.   They are looking for a strong, dynamic leader who can build a solid team with group and individual accountabilities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Continuously improve safety culture through a proactive approach in a facility where safety is the number one priority.
  • Plan, organize and direct the manufacturing and maintenance operations which ensure the most effective return on assets.
  • Lead a team that operates in a continuous improvement environment to minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.
  • Meet business objectives and production schedules while insuring product standards will exceed our customer expectations and ISO 9001 guidelines.
  • Manage spending against budget and in relation to changes in production volume.
  • Improve manpower utilization within existing departments and processes. Schedule stability that allows maximum return on efficiencies.
  • Supervise the activities of 5+ direct reports
  • Bachelor’s degree in business preferred, MBA degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a plant manager in an industrial manufacturing company- ideally one that produces engineered–to-order metal fabrication 
  • Technical engineering knowledge will be critical for success-welding, machining and metal fabrication.
  • Proven history of success in leading a union workforce, including acting with diplomacy with union officials
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing process improvement, lean/six sigma manufacturing philosophies- a proponent of progressive manufacturing and management techniques.
  • Demonstrated background with high value safety and quality initiatives.
  • Superior supervisory skills, including documented history of positive employee relations successes combined with an ability to interact in a positive manner with the production workforce and with all levels of management- overseeing a department of similar size and complexity.
  • Fiscally astute, with past accomplishments displaying a proven ability to function analytically as related to bottom-line profitability, cost effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • A proven track record in developing and implementing best practices in a high quality, world class manufacturing environment is highly desirable. Confirmed understanding of computerized production information systems.
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