September 3

Plant Manager

September 3
Handley James Chemical are partnered with a global specialty chemical manufacturer, and due to internal promotion are recruiting for an experienced Plant Manager based in Derby.   You will ultimately drive continued growth and productivity for the site, whilst always maintaining exceptional health and safety. You will be a genuine people focused individual who strives to get the best from their team as well as allowing and supporting them in their own development.   Responsibilities:   Specifically, the Plant Manager will be responsible for:  
  • Leading all operational aspects of the plant.
  • Leading Safety for the site with rigor and conviction consistent with safety as the number one value.
  • Building and maintaining a winning team through people development, ensuring accountability and efficient recruiting.
  • Ensuring that the site operates in accordance with its externally accredited quality management system, meeting customer expectations on product quality and supply.
  • Partnering with Plant Controller to ensure cost and productivity targets are met, weekly/monthly forecasts are accurate, and financial walks are developed and analysed and corrective actions are executed to meet commitment.
  • Leading improvements in People Engagement as measured by quarterly pulse survey scores.
  • Developing, maintaining, communicating and executing the vision/strategy for the site, focusing on driving continuous improvement that ensures the safety, quality, production capacity/capability and cost to support business goals. Drive Continuous Improvement program incorporating Lean Tools that results in efficiency improvements and cost reductions in short and long term.
  • Developing and implementing an annual business plan in support of overall company objectives; meeting all financial objectives defined in the annual plant business plan.
  • Maintaining an effective property conservation program encompassing fire protection, emergency preparedness, loss control, preventive maintenance and finished goods supplies and fixed asset inventory management and control
  • Working with the Commercial and R&D functions in new product development, product launches and improvements.
  Qualifications/ Experience:  
  • A degree in engineering or related technical discipline is an advantage but not essential
  • Significant experience of progressive management within a process manufacturing environment i.e. chemical, FMCG etc.
  • Strong financial acumen, able to see cause and effect between operational decisions and financial outcomes; solid understanding of the impact of operating metrics on income statement, and cash flow. Prior P&L experience is required
  • Outstanding leadership skills demonstrated through championing accountability, maximizing team and individual strengths, seeking and implementing change and aligning with critical business objectives. Able to mentor, motivate, influence and persuade others
  • Experience in world class lean manufacturing techniques, and their application into a manufacturing environment.
  • Six sigma qualification would be advantageous
  Competencies   The successful candidate will have:  
  • Outstanding leadership skills with a high commitment to team values; proven ability to energise an organisation and implement change as a visible leader with a strong work ethic and high standards for integrity and honesty
  • A results-oriented management style; able to create a clear expectation and accountability system throughout the plant; proven change management skills
  • Sophisticated communication skills (oral, written and presentation), able to effectively interact with all levels of the plant, maintain effective relationships with corporate functions and leadership and to interface with outside suppliers, customers and investors
  • Experience developing functional leaders in driving safety, quality and performance in their areas of responsibility.
  In return our client is offering a basic salary of c£80,000, negotiable doe, bonus, benefits.   If this role is of interest please contact Stuart Tomkinson or click the link below.
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