Plainfield IL
Date Posted

Plant Manager

Our client who is a leading, global manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions to the food, beverage, personal care, household chemical markets is seeking a hands-on leader to take over a high speed injection molding plant outside of Chicago.

Must have proven success in developing employees, get the team pulling in the same direction, have a strong technical aptitude in plastics.

Wide salary range up to around $160K + 25% bonus + relocation assistance.

Give me a call or email me to discuss igodfrey@hotrun.net 1-866-646-8786 ext 27


The Plant Manager position directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality and other production related activities.


  • Responsibility and control over plant operations including personnel, logistics, production, maintenance and other commercial activities
  • Serves as a member of the HACCP and Food Safety Team (if applicable)
  • Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Develop and control profits, plans and budgets as well as build and present cases to secure CAPAX expenditures for the coming year as well as measure KPI’s, financial justification and contract negotiations
  • Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement across the business by encouraging participation from the teams
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards
  • Control and minimize labour overtime and repair expense and hold each department accountable
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; guide for replacement or adjustments to plant facilities or equipment when necessary
  • Provide direction, development and leadership to managers to accomplish the company goals and objectives
  • Communication with Senior Managers to improve future objectives for the plant
  • Develop initiatives to continuously improve manufacturing process operations and implementation of initiatives
  • Work with management team to ensure teamwork, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Review and approve plans for the control of planned output, budget spending, material efficiency, and engineering effectiveness
  • Supervise and manage employees, establishing strong working relationships with other functional managers
  • Liaise with customers on day to day requirements
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


  • Bachelors’ Degree in related field or five years plant/general management experience in manufacturing environment; partnered with strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing operations and maintenance engineering
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques, quality systems, and standards
  • Highly motivated, results oriented
  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation, including health and safety
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point

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