Plant Manager – Automotive – North Carolina

Position Overview:

We have an opening for a Plant Manager in Roxboro, NC. Reporting directly to the VP of Operations, North America, this leader has responsibility for plant management including production, operational excellence, supply chain, programs management, HR, finance and EHS.

He/she will set overall policies and procedures to ensure effective manufacturing/trading operations consistent with our Business System, values, and philosophy. The incumbent will lead the plant leadership team to develop plant strategy and tactics to achieve annual profit plan and long-term strategic plan. The Plant Manager is also responsible for leading and implementing EBS, especially in applying the tools and processes to deliver exceptional business results. He/she will interface with the sales organization to ensure internal/external customer needs are met.

This position will be based in Roxboro, NC.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assess the performance indicators to ensure that quality, cost, and delivery are competitively maintained
  • Ensure continued improvement in all balanced scorecard indicators with emphasis on safety, quality, delivery, culture, and cost
  • Analyze short- and long-term manufacturing requirements and capabilities to meet annual profit plan and strategic plan goals within planning horizon
  • Provide leadership and commitment to ensure continued improvements as it relates to safety, quality, delivery, culture, and cost within our Business System framework
  • Manage the plant’s practical capacity to ensure profitable growth
  • Analyzes short-term and long-term manufacturing requirements & capabilities to help meet divisional goals
  • Develop and maintain a high-performance culture focused on continuous improvement and change; provide leadership and commitment to ensure continued improvements in the focal areas of safety, quality, delivery, culture, and cost
  • Train, develop, and mentor reporting personnel to provide promotable candidates for the Division/Group/ with disciplined usage of Organizational Capability Analysis (OCA)
  • Represent the Company and the business unit internally and externally (customers, community) as the situation may dictate
  • Create an atmosphere and provide leadership that allows each manager to utilize his/her full potential to accomplish plant objectives
  • Provide decisions on quality related issues that cannot be brought to resolution at direct report level, and ensure compliance with all company Quality System requirements including achievement and maintenance of appropriate certifications
  • Monitor product quality levels and introduces and implements new programs to assure continued improvement that meets customer requirements
  • Support meeting all of the criteria identified in the Company Business System, including Company Lean System, OpA, MESH, HR-Ops review, MMA, EBE and plant security responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of managerial experience required
  • Minimum 7 years of manufacturing experience required
  • Current or prior plant management experience preferred
  • Automotive or commercial vehicle industry experience preferred
  • High level of business acumen and strategic mindset
  • Experience building and maintaining a high level of employee engagement
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the US on a continuous basis without company sponsorship


  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required
  • An Advanced degree is preferred


  • We recognize this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, employee incentive compensation and complete benefits
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Roxboro NC