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Plant Manager

Synerfac is seeking a Plant Manager for our client in Douglassville, PA. Our client is a premier international manufacturer and supplier of landscaping products.

Manage all aspects of the plant, facility, production, planning activities, costs and employees. Responsible for how effectively the assigned work facility functions. Overseeing of the daily production operations. Ensure that all safety procedures are followed and that all production goals are met.

Planning:
- Work with planning to optimize output (ex: faster change-over, wet vs. dry, paver to wall, etc.)
- Plan with maintenance the best time to Repair, Replace or do Preventive Maintenance
- Plan and share resources to optimize productivity and reduce costs, unnecessary OT., vacations and training
- With the support of HR, develop training program and ensure succession plan (backup). Define roles and responsibilities for direct reports and establish short term and long-term objectives. Develop and promote key players

Communication:
- Positively influence changes, speak as an ambassador. Be seen and heard as a Leader
- Constant Communication with other managers, Maintenance, Fleet Manager, Yard/Logistics Manager, HR and Customer Service ensuring the most productive and cost-effective plan is obtained. Partnership environment
- Communicate, implement and enforce policies and procedures
- Communicate administrative needs or requirements to HR and others for support
- Develop Autonomous work force, give responsibility, recognize positive results and hold accountable when not delivered
- Motivate personnel, Positive influence, Lead by example.

Verification:
- Constant verification of all equipment to ensure proper functioning and detect potential problems before they occur
- Use data from reports to identify area of improvements, reduce waste, reduce breakdowns, and improve efficiencies
- Track and communicate efficiency from start to finish (sand to finished saleable product)
- Verify costs and expenses prior to making decisions (budget)
- Constant verifications of products to ensure superior quality and reduce scrap & waste
- Verify check lists, visual check list and ensuring that all equipment is inspected daily

Deliver Results:
- Manufacture in the most efficient, productive and cost effective manner
- Review efficiency, cost and production reports daily, identify the top 3 losses / problem areas and make the necessary corrections, adjustments or improvements
- Optimize machine performance, efficiency and productivity optimization, need to meet targets
- Support and participate in developing the business plan, deliver results and be held accountable
- Customer Service Oriented, commit to making what is on the schedule on time

Qualifications:
- Minimum 7 years of work experience in a production or operations management position.
- B.S. in engineering, business management or related discipline preferred

- Excellent proven people leadership and change management skills
- Ability to quickly establish credibility to develop and maintain excellent business relations both internally and externally. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Mechanically inclined with basic knowledge of electronics and programmable controllers, with excellent trouble shooting skills
- Strong abilities in planning, organizing, project management, and problem solving
- Able to work flexible schedules including nights and weekends when necessary
- Experience with Microsoft AX or Microsoft Power BI a plus

Job Requirements:
Qualifications:
- Minimum 7 years of work experience in a production or operations management position.
- B.S. in engineering, business management or related discipline preferred

- Excellent proven people leadership and change management skills
- Ability to quickly establish credibility to develop and maintain excellent business relations both internally and externally. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Mechanically inclined with basic knowledge of electronics and programmable controllers, with excellent trouble shooting skills
- Strong abilities in planning, organizing, project management, and problem solving
- Able to work flexible schedules including nights and weekends when necessary
- Experience with Microsoft AX or Microsoft Power BI a plus
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