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Plant Manager

Job Title
Plant Manager
Job ID
Chicago,  IL 60624
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Career Evolutions is looking for a Plant Manager for a Private Equity owned manufacturing company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Full-time position with compensation up to $150,000 plus Bonus.

If you are looking to make a change this summer, then this Plant Manager role may prove to be the ideal opportunity for you to consider as a next step in your career.

You'll be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the plant manufacturing facility, maximizing capital and human resource utilization in attaining production objectives of acceptable quality within established cost parameters. You're also accountable for management direction of the people, materials and assets of the plant for the purpose of producing assigned products according to the production plan and customer requirements. The Plant Manager drives Operational Excellence initiatives throughout the facility and implements effective Continuous Improvement in support of plant and Customer requirements.

Major Tasks Include:

  • Provide leadership and strategy to ensure the success of the facility.

  • Develop and ensure execution of site budgets.

  • Balance production objectives with finished goods inventory objectives.

  • Meeting safety, quality, and service goals for the plant.

  • Implementing capital projects and training programs to attain volume and productivity goals.

  • Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements.

  • Promoting employee involvement and engagement.

  • Guide teams in effectively utilizing the tools of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing to complete continuous improvement projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or 10 years of work experience

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role at a manufacturing or distribution facility, or in an operations environment.

  • Must have formal training and/or experience with continuous improvement tools such as Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc.

  • Must have previous P&L responsibilities

Other Qualifications:

  • Degrees in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, or other related field preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership, team building, employee development, and employee relations skills.

  • Proven track record of results in a manufacturing, distribution or operations environment

  • Experience in managing a 24/7 manufacturing or distribution environment preferred

  • Strong analytical and decision making skills

  • Demonstrate an understanding of supply chain systems, safety systems and programs

  • Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt, Black Belt, Etc.) is preferred

  • Worked in a labor union environment experience and knowledge preferred

Founded in 2008, Career Evolutions is a leading Executive Search based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Career Evolutions provides products and services to identify top talent, develop employees, and maximize human capital to enhance the bottom line. For more info, please visit, check out our Current Opportunities, and contact us via phone 480.626.5253

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