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plant manager

Company Name:
FGP International

PLANT MANAGER
Reports to the Division General Manager
Plant location: Eastern North Carolina


JOB SUMMARY:
Directs and coordinates operations of the plant to achieve production objectives in an efficient manner while maintaining a safe working environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develops and fosters a "safety first" culture. Establishes expectations for a safe and clean working environment.
Manages production schedules to include treating, framing, shipping, etc.
Schedules and conducts plant meetings as necessary.
Oversees plant Quality Control and Safety.
Develops and executes improvement initiatives for quality, cost savings, development of personnel, efficiencies, etc.
Develops and maintains well trained, motivated staff at adequate levels to meet production needs. Ensures cross training is utilized to prepare for vacations, unexpected vacancies, promotions, etc.
Ensures all plant assets are properly managed and maintained.
Monitors expenses to keep costs within budget and initiates corrective action procedures to bring costs in line where necessary.
Ensures plant operations are consistent with established policies and procedures.
Reviews plant invoices, packing slips, etc. for accuracy and approves for payment.
Monitors shipping department for accuracy and corrects any issues as they arise.
Coaches and trains yard supervisor(s) to work within established parameters to meet and exceed manufacturing/shipping goals.
Consistently works with the office team to establish good & positive communication and ensures coordination of appropriate paperwork flow to keep inventories accurate, billing up to date, credits received etc.
Ensures good communication with sales staff to ensure maximum capacity of the plant is being utilized and production is meeting customer specs and deadlines on a consistent basis. Ensures corrective action is being taken on all issues pertaining to quality and shipping.
Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Scope of Responsibility: Knows the informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Must perform essential functions with honesty and integrity.
Must possess critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Must possess ability to think quickly and rationally during tense situations.
Must have strong planning and time management skills
Must have proven track record of managing and growing teams.
Must be willing to work long hours and travel extensively.

Decision Making: Carries out routine duties and responsibilities with supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.

Communication: Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering, Forestry or related field. 10+ years of experience in Forestry business including manufacturing, sales and/or procurement required. Ten years management experience required.


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