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PLANT Manager

Location:
Morristown, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
January 23, 2018

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Robert W. Sliger

**** ******* ***** • Morristown, TN 37814

Home: 423-***-**** • Cell: 423-***-****

Email: ac35ne@r.postjobfree.com

Manufacturing / Operations Management Professional

Multi-Plant/Production Management • Operations Turnaround • New Plant Start-ups • Plant Consolidations

Strategic Business Planning • Systems & Process Improvement • Quality Assurance • Inventory Control

Team Building/Training • Resource Planning/Allocation • Executive Team

Senior management professional with proven experience in high-paced manufacturing environments for: (1) building organizational infrastructure, developing strategic business plans, and guiding corporations into full-scale profitable operation; (2) restructuring operations and implementing systems and processes that eliminate production inefficiencies, reduce costs and downtime, and improve product quality/marketability; (3) ensuring compliance with customer, quality, budgetary, and engineering specifications as well as federal regulations; and (4) generating production savings and operating income increases. Specific achievements include:

• Took over underperforming plant operations for a start-up company and implemented the aggressive growth strategy that increased production output from $2.2M to more than $8.0M in one year.

• Led sales growth from $5.5M to $50M by developing and implementing acquisition and strategic marketing plans that successfully integrated the company; served as the transition manager during the merger.

• Designed/implemented turnaround for an underperforming plant that increased gross profits from 28.5% to 55%.

• Earned recognition from former managers for the ability to earn average performers into top producers through motivation, encouragement, open communication and coaching.

Professional Experience

KIEFER BUILT LLC, Sneedville, TN, 2003 – Present

Plant Manager

Hired one year after the start up of this custom horse and livestock trailer business to take over and turn around underperforming operations with approximately $1.5M in first year sales. Continue to implement management directives that have resulted in consistent year to year performance improvements in all functional business areas.

• Implemented the aggressive growth strategy that increased production output from $2.2M in 2004 to more than $8.0M during peak performance years.

• Grew the staff from 18 to up to 55 employees to accommodate periods of rapid company expansion and provided leadership to both team members and leaders.

• Implemented production “cells” throughout the facility to increase efficiency and cross-trained employees to facilitate teamwork and workflow efficiency.

• Lowered labor rate percentage to sales from 12.5% to 7.5% over a five year period.

• Reduced headcount by 50% and improved efficiency through the introduction of a team concept.

• Improved productivity while decreasing overtime hours by implementing “load leveling” scheduling techniques.

• Led the transfer and integration of inventory management functions from the corporate office into local office operations and identified additional suppliers to cut costs and reduce inventory expenses.

• Drove sales from $1.5M to more than $2.25M in the first year by reducing warranty claims, implementing product quality improvements, and strengthening customer confidence.

AMERICAN FLAT GLASS DISTRIBUTION (AFGD), INC., Knoxville, TN, 1999 – 2002

Branch Manager

Established a proven performance record with this wholesale glass production and distribution facility for coordinating the implementation of strategic systems and procedures that improved operational efficiency, reduced costs, and drove profits.

• Hired into a facility with a challenging operational environment and implemented process improvements and inventory control measures that reduced losses by $750,000 annually.

• Managed up to 55 employees and provided leadership direction that improved on-time delivery rate by over 10%.

• Received incentive bonuses every quarter for achieving 100% of measurable performance and production goals.

Robert W. Sliger

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ARTISTIC GREETINGS, INC., Elmira, NY, 1994 – 1999

Director of Operations Financial Forms/Fulfillment Manager

Held a senior management role for directing day-to-day operations of the $50M manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and outsourcing fulfillment division of this check and label printing company.

• Supervised up to 300 employees and coordinated all training, scheduling, performance evaluations, career advancement, disciplinary, and termination actions.

• Hired and trained a new management team of professional with extensive experience in the printing industry.

• Turned around underperforming operations by implementing inventory and equipment maintenance improvements.

• Facilitated large-scale sales growth from $5.5M to $50M by developing and implementing acquisition and strategic marketing plans that successfully integrated the company; served as the transition manager during the merger.

• Set up comprehensive quality control systems through improved employee training, implementing a cellular production model, and eliminating printing press downtime.

• Served as a member of the Postal Customer Forum with the U.S. Postal Service that developed and implemented processes and procedures that significantly reduced shipping costs.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BANK NOTE, 1987 – 1994

Regional Operations Manager

Directed all aspects of operations of 11 different manufacturing facilities with combined annual sales of more than $44M and over 400 personnel while with this financial forms printing company. Managed manufacturing, material/production control, purchasing, quality assurance, shipping, and maintenance functions.

• Instrumental to the consolidation of five plants, resulting in reduced costs, increased profits and production efficiency, and improved customer service.

• Implemented operational improvements that resulted in the start up of a new plant that generated first year profits.

• Designed and implemented effective turnaround plans in four plants, increasing gross profits from 28.5% to 55%.

• Earned the rating of “Best Performance Plant.”

Education

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Huntsville, TX

Bachelor of Business Administration, Emphasis in Management

Professional Training:

• Interpersonal Management • Production Management • Customer Service

• Training and Motivation • Leadership Development • Quality Improvement

Robert W. Sliger

1014 Drinnon Drive • Morristown, TN 37814

Home: 423-***-**** • Cell: 423-***-****

Dear Hiring Executive:

My background includes an accomplished record of management experience in the manufacturing industry for restructuring and improving operations, driving revenues and profits, and providing technical and financial/operations management leadership. I am confident that my business insight and leadership ability will make me a valuable addition to your management team.

Enclosed is a copy of my resume for your review that provides a more detailed overview of my professional background. Please allow me to highlight some of my career achievements by company that demonstrate my range of capabilities:

• Took over underperforming operations after the start-up company had been in production for one year and implemented the aggressive growth strategy (i.e., production cell implementation) that increased production output by nearly $1.0M in the first year and grew staff from 18 to 55 employees.

• Hired into a facility with a challenging operational environment and implemented process improvements and inventory control measures that reduced losses by $750,000 annually and improved on-time delivery rate by 10%.

• Facilitated large-scale sales growth from $5.5M to $50M by developing and implementing acquisition and strategic marketing plans that successfully integrated the company; served as the transition manager during the merger.

If your organization is looking for a dedicated manufacturing industry professional that maintains high levels of efficiency and thrives on challenges, then you will find that I will exceed your expectations. Realizing this resume cannot fully communicate my qualifications, I would like to speak with you personally to determine how our association can be of mutual benefit. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule an interview.

Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Robert W. Sliger



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