Plant Manager


Market leading global manufacturer of branded consumer durables and commercial products. The North American business generates revenues of more than $3.7 billion.


Reports to the Group Plant Manager (GPM).


The Plant Manager is responsible for, and directs and manages, all plant operations. Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Directs and manages all plant operations in accordance with company’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Coordinates all plant activities by working with Production and Departmental Managers to ensure that total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner using LEAN manufacturing processes.
  • Develops, controls, plans, and implements the plant budget to maximize profits by utilizing SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives.
  • Implements cost effective systems of control over operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries, and manages capital asset/improvement projects.
  • Establishes and monitors overall plant performance for safety, production, and quality standards; works closely with CI Managers and CI and Safety Teams.
  • Controls and minimizes labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment; replaces or submits requests for  adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary and as needed. Works with the VPO, R&D, and/or Engineering in developing specs for same.
  • Works closely with R&D and other Administrative Support Departments in testing and implementing new materials and product lines.
  • Coordinates plant and production activities through strategic planning with Group Plant Managers and the VPO, to ensure that total manufacturing objectives are aligned in accordance with company’s Mission Statement and KPIs.
  • Oversees the implementation of safety and preventative maintenance programs, incorporating and driving safety procedures and plant cleanliness as a priority.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization with applicable Process Engineering personnel, to ensure production processes are fluid, efficient, and effective.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish corporate goals/objectives/KPIs.
  • Provides direction, development, and leadership to managerial personnel.
  • Hires, trains, develops, and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective actions as necessary and in a timely manner, in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources, Legal, and/or Corporate offices as needed.


  • Minimum of seven to ten years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the door and window industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of raw materials, preferably for door/window applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and methodologies.
  • LEAN manufacturing and/or production process experience a must.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and manufacturing related schematics.
  • Strong knowledge of business, finance, quality control systems, and standards.
  • Advanced leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to lead and drive manufacturing process improvement techniques through the production process in a skillful and deliberate manner.
  • A team player and the ability to coach and mentor managerial personnel, as well as instill the company’s Mission and cultural values in all plant personnel.
  • Superior motivational skills and the ability to train and drive CI methods and initiatives into managers and subordinate personnel.
  • Fundamental knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include corporate personnel and managers, and rank and file plant personnel.
  • Advanced understanding of the company’s KPIs, corporate goals, and profit margins and objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, purchasing, and related disciplines.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from corporate, groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • Strong knowledge of plant/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance.
  • Ability to travel, up to 15% +/-.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Associate’s degree in a related field and at least ten years of experience in a managerial capacity may be substituted for more advanced degrees and education, at the discretion of corporate management.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience, which includes a competitive base salary, incentives, benefits, and relocation assistance.