Plant Director

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing

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Add your resume and apply to jobs with your Glassdoor profile. Create Profile. Job. Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of 'Always Advancing to Protect What's Important.' With $7.9B in revenue for fiscal 2018, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 130 manufacturing facilities worldwide and employs over 24,000 individuals.. At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit Section 2: Job Summary. Provide leadership and daily direction to all manufacturing departments. Ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures.. Responsible for all manufacturing related activities in the areas of safety, environmental, sustainability, quality, productivity, and cost control. Establish and maintain a culture of empowerment and continuous improvement.. Section 3: Primary Responsibilities (Task, Duties Performed and Essential Functions). Responsible for establishment, compliance and leadership of plant safety objectives.. Ensure compliance to all safety policies and procedures. Establish and maintain a \"safety first\" culture.. Plan, organize, and direct the manufacturing, process engineering, and maintenance functions to ensure the most effective return on assets.. Interact regularly with Frontline Leaders and production employees to provide direction and leadership. Be a visible presence in manufacturing and distribution areas.. Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure alignment with Berry Global's strategic initiatives and core values.. Initiate plans and processes to minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital.. Ensure compliance with all government regulatory requirements.. Establish and maintain a culture of continuous improvement, quality, high performance and process excellence. Establish team and individual accountabilities for problem solving and cost reduction.. Ensure effective labor utilization within departments to allow for maximum return on labor investment.. Manage spending against budget and in relation to production volume. Establish management practices to throughout facility to encourage employees' positive involvement, with the opportunity for constructive input and action. Conduct daily operations meetings and periodic plant communications meetings. Ensure effective communication with all employees.. Ensure budget and financial forecasts are developed and met.. Partner with Finance function to ensure all business related decisions are financially/legally/ethically justified.. Ensure timely, effective and efficient procurement, inventory levels and delivery of finished goods.. Partner with the Human Resources function to ensure effective management of human capital.. Participate in long term strategic planning involving the optimum utilization of Berry Global assets and human resources.. Through leveraged knowledge of current technology and market trends, participates in the definition of advanced products required to sustain a cost effective competitive position.. Responsible for driving the full implementation of cost improvement programs to consistently maintain a cost competitive edge in the manufacturing of products.. Direct or support the effective implementation of investment projects approved for capacity or facility expansion and upgrades.. Creates and maintains contingency plans.. Continuously validates quality indicators and best practices developed in other Berry Global plants (internal benchmarking).. Prepare and present annual budget to senior management. .. Supervise/manage direct reports (including decision-making for hiring, promotion and discharge).. May lead or participate in regional or global projects. Other duties as assigned.. Section 4: Physical Requirements. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.. O Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects or tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; talk or hear. The employee must periodically lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will frequently climb up to three levels above floor level.. O Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time; dust; heat; humidity, odors. The noise level in the work environment varies and hearing protection is required in some work areas. The employee is frequently exposed to extremely high speed machinery with open inward turning rolls, extremely hot surface areas and moving lift truck traffic.. Section 5: Education / Work Experience. Education (Degree/Major). Bachelor's degree in related field required (Engineering preferred). Certifications. Six Sigma green or black belt preferred. Work Experience. 7 years minimum leadership experience in a manufacturing facility. (textile or extrusion preferred) Experience in quality control, engineering and operations of a textile, paper or extrusion manufacturer preferred. Experience in Oracle preferred.. Language. See country specifications. Multi-lingual Spanish/English preferred. Section 6 : Competencies (Technical, Business / Organizational, People / Behavioral). Leadership. Situational Leadership skills and strong personal accountability to achieve goals.. Develops the competency, confidence and leadership abilities of others through effective coaching and delegation.. Ability to be a change agent and drive results. Persuasive and politically astute to manage various functions both internal and external to the manufacturing plant.. Ability to empower and motivate people for involvement, cooperation and compliance.. Strong personal accountability to achieve goals and develops this in others through effective coaching and delegation.. Proactively develops plans for improvement and effectively communicates and sells those plans to others. Ability to deliver committed performance indicators. Initiates corrective action, anticipates issues, and develops contingency plans. Considers and formulates new ways to exceed company objectives.. Inspires others to see and to help seize emerging opportunities for improvement and success.. Takes responsibility for actions, respects confidentiality, completes commitments on time, and uses data to support decisions. Initiative. Proactively seeks and seizes opportunities to improve the company's offerings and overall positioning.. Strong sense of urgency.. Develops and refines strategic plans and action plans to achieve declared objectives.. Effectively communicates / sells those plans to others, gathers and incorporates further input where appropriate and then implements action steps efficiently and prudently.. Self-motivated to improve processes and performance. Can adapt and reapply new ideas and methods to improve team/plant performance. Pursues training and development opportunities to continuously build knowledge and skills.. Managing People. Challenges, coaches & aligns staff and extended interdepartmental networks in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement.. Manages performance, talent and growth of teams.. Effective communication skills, written and oral, including presentation skills, technical and program writing, and the ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees.. Team Work. Balances team and individual responsibilities;. Recognizes accomplishments of other associates.. Offers constructive feedback and advice to fellow associates in a tactful manner.. Accepts and considers feedback and advice to enhance probability of desired outcomes.. Partners and works effectively across all functions and levels.. Works effectively with others to achieve performance goals. Oral & Written Communication. Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively. Responds well to questions. Employs active listening skills.. Demonstrates strong group presentation skills; Presents information, ideas, conclusions and abstract concepts concisely and effectively.. Can interface effectively with customers, vendors, contractors and senior leaders.. Problem Solving. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and efficiently.. Prioritizes and identifies causal connections, related issues and actionable alternatives.. Applies practical criteria to decision alternatives in order to choose course of action.. Considers and articulates implications for implementation.. Technical Skills. Detailed knowledge of Berry Global and product technologies, data analysis skills, broad understanding of related technologies.. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of standard office machines and computer software including Outlook, Excel, Word Powerpoint.. Knowledge of standard accepted continuous process improvement techniques and strategies.. General understanding of machinery and tools.. Basic knowledge of OSHA and EPA laws, standards and regulations governing manufacturing sites (29 CFR 1910).. Working knowledge of manufacturing industry (non-woven or textile-related preferred).. Strong business understanding of finance, economics, sales trends, distribution and inventory management, human resource management and effective utilization of resources. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.. Strong negotiation skills. Uses data and proven methods to analyze, troubleshoot, and develop solutions to problems.. Change Management. Identifies, establishes, champions and leads change initiatives.. Adapts to shifts in marketplace and to organizational change as required.. Firm working knowledge of business concepts and emerging business climate.. Continually improves knowledge of market, customers, competitors, suppliers, technologies.. Connects all decisions and activities to people, customers, strategic initiatives, Berry Global's core values and the P&L.. Other.. Ability to work outside normal business hours to include evenings, nights, and weekends.
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