The General Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of our Newark manufacturing facility. The General Manager will provide leadership to improve and sustain Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) culture and compliance. Maintains global standards for quality controls, productivity, shipping/receiving, plant maintenance, and inventory control. Responsible for continuous, measurable improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.
Assists the Vice President of Manufacturing in managing the company’s North American toll manufacturing network. Assists the VP, Manufacturing with the development and implementation of corporate manufacturing strategy, including capacity planning, plant product mix optimization, and “Make or Buy” analyses.
Set and achieve measureable, aggressive SHE goals for Newark plant within the framework of the Troy Operations System (TOPS).
Drive safety consciousness down to the operator level to create a real safety culture at all of our location.
Develop, implement, enforce, and drive the continuous improvement projects aligned with our system.
Sets goals for manufacturing activities for the areas of, safety, environmental, quality assurance, productivity, plant reliability, inventory management and employee training.
Directly supervises the plant as well as contract or toll manufacturers in North America.
Ensures that the plant is producing product that meets quality specifications, in an efficient and cost effective manner, ensuring high levels of productivity.
Develops the strategic plan for the plant including capital projects or improvements, maintenance priorities and optimized plant utilization.
Ensures plant-staffing levels are adequate for safe and efficient plant operations. Interacts with in-house plant union representatives as needed, in conjunction with the Vice President of Administration.
Provides direction to the Engineering group for capital projects, process changes, repair projects, environmental compliance and other related items.
Works closely with Cost Accounting, Controller, Finance and IT departments for reporting, analysis, and special projects, especially the determination of the fully loaded cost of manufacturing for each location.
Establish the optimal level of automation to improve productivity in a cost effective manner supporting the “Low Cost Manufacturing” model.
Ensures all the metrics used to measure the effectiveness of the plant are created, updated and tracked on a continuous basis for easy access. Produces regular reports to upper management on key manufacturing metrics and potential actions necessary.
Ensures goals and objectives are created and assessed each fiscal year for all eligible employees in the manufacturing departments and ensures managers complete performance evaluations by the agreed upon due dates.
Participate and drive daily meetings weekly stewardship meeting, weekly quality meeting, supply chain weekly meeting (production schedule), weekly Engineering review monthly safety meeting, MBR (monthly business review), and quarterly financial review.
Obtains and maintains a blue seal boiler license
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Direct Reports: Plant Manager, Warehouse Operations Manager, Plant Controller
Dotted Line: PSM Manager, Environmental Manager, QC Manager, Plant Engineering
Works Closely With:
ERA, Process Safety, Engineering, Purchasing, Logistics, Administration & Government Relations, Human Resources & Plant Management, Science & Technology, Human Resources
Key Candidate Attributes:
The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
Knowledge of federal and local SHE regulations, including PSM, OSHA, EPA.
Strong knowledge in Union labor relations and key player in labor contract negotiations
Results orientation; high levels of personal initiative, energy and ownership for success.
Superior written and oral communication skills; able to communicate across entire breadth of the organization (shop floor to executive level).
Strong team leadership and team facilitation skills; ability to work well across teams and in a matrix organization.
Strong project management and strategy deployment skills; well organized; demonstrated planning skills
Logical, data driven and independent manager who is able to set clear, measurable objectives for subordinates and drive them to success in achieving them.
Acts to generate multiple solution options and make principled recommendations.
An action oriented self-starter with a high energy level. Expected to take an active role in identifying profit improvement and cost reduction opportunities and in managing the organization to capture them.
Demonstrated ability to “think out of the box”, finding innovative solutions to organizational and technical problems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience, Master degree in Chemical Engineering or MBA preferred. Ten to fifteen years experience managing Chemical Manufacturing operations with direct plant experience.
1. Climb vertical stairs and ladders if needed
2. Good physical health with stability and without lightheadedness or dizziness.
3. Strength for turning boiler valves and levers.
4. Respiratory clearance
5. Travel up to 10%
SUPERVISON GIVEN AND RECEIVED:
Works closely with Vice President of Manufacturing on strategic matters, otherwise operates under general supervision and refers complex or strategic problems to management for guidance. Supervises exempt employees.