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Plant Manager

Location : Charlotte, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : ML
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10+ years
Required Education : 4 year degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

TalentBridge has partnered with Charlotte, NC based high-volume manufacturing organization on their search for a Plant Manager. The site leader is responsible for leading all activities of a high performance manufacturing facility utilizing lean manufacturing principles and leadership to drive continuous and significant improvements in key operational metrics including safety, quality, delivery, and productivity.


  • Leading, coaching and developing direct reports

  • Championing a safety-first culture

  • Developing annual operating plans and other financial reports

  • Financial responsibility, including

    • Analyzing financial statements

    • Developing product cost on labor, material, and overhead by product model

    • Achieving EBITDA margins

    • Staying within budgets, on labor, material, and overhead

    • Controlling overhead costs, including

      • Variable costs

      • Fixed costs

      • Material cost

      • Labor cost

      • Direct, indirect, general, and administrative personnel

  • Justifying performance variances and implementing formal corrective action plans

  • Tracking throughput for on time delivery and work to meet customer’s requirements

  • Interacting with personnel, engineering, sales and customers

  • Assuring that plant is complying with corporate processes, disciplines, and methodologies

  • Championing a continuous improvement environment by conducting Kaizen and other lean events in conjunction with the Operational Excellence team

  • Improving productivity through reduced cycle time and other lean processes

  • Monitoring purchasing costs, on material, tools and supplies

  • Controlling, monitoring, and adjusting inventory levels and staffing as required to meet current market conditions and forecasted plans

  • Supporting sales department in meeting customer’s delivery requirements

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, operations or related degree. Master’s degree a plus

  • Formal training in lean/six sigma tools required: “Champion of Lean”

  • A minimum of 10 years broad-based leadership experience in high-volume manufacturing

  • Experience with a regulated environment required 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, unstructured environment

  • Ability to work cross functionally in teams

  • Strong skills in supplier/vendor negotiations


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