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Plant Manager Job


Calumet City, IL, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Manufacturing Management
Posting Date:  Mar 26, 2023

Plant Manager – Calumet City 

Job dimensions (scope, responsibility)

  •  Provide the leadership, direction, and management for all aspects of the plant's operation
  • Responsible for Team Development including ability to coach, empower, set expectations, drive accountability, while fostering strong collaboration and teamwork
  • Develop, institute and relentlessly carry through an ever-improving EHS Program to achieve the ultimate goal of no safety or environmental incidents
  • Create and implement programs, policies and procedures to continuously improve the quality and productivity of the plant while meeting trade working capital targets.
  • Responsible for meeting site and business Key Performance Indicators.
  • Direct reports include production manager, EHS specialist, process engineer, logistics manager and quality manager.

Activities (tasks, resource, outcome)

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the plant and compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Practice Safe work habits in accordance with OSHA, EPA guidelines, and Bostik specific EHS expectations
  • Drive best in class 5S and housekeeping expectations.
  • Lead site adherence to the Quality Management System and reduction in the cost of poor quality.
  • Drive culture of root cause analysis using problem solving tools to minimize repeat issues
  • Work closely with Customer Service, Product Line management and Sales to achieve the best On- Time Delivery results while meeting the financial and inventory goals of the plant
  • Achieve the Manufacturing Expense Budget while optimizing operations to attain Cost Saving Measures within the plant expenses. Identify and execute hard and soft cost savings.
  • Utilize lean tools to drive improvement in productivity of the site. Use of OEE and VSM to drive productivity improvement.
  • Ensure small capex is led and executed by the plant team and participate in large capex projects as defined by stage gate process.
  • Fostering an environment of continuous improvement where all associates are involved in the improvement process and there is constant interaction with plant leadership and associates on the floor.
  • In coordination with R&D, support new product introduction stage-gate processes and continuously improve existing products.
  • Ability to prioritize plant issues based on operational and business priorities and provide clear direction to the team.


Context and environment

  • A fast paced, high pressure environment where you are involved in a wide variety of functions and activities.
  • You will participate in activities within the plant and also outside the plant.
  • Heavy use of computer software, both PC based and enterprise system, combined with frequent interpersonal communication.
  • Expectation is that at least 25% of your time will be spent on the floor working with the site leadership team, supervisors and operators. Lead through the plant leadership team, but set the example on the floor.
  • Ability to travel up to 20-25% travel if needed for business meetings and/or to provide oversight for additional site locations


Accountabilities (purpose)

  • Leadership of plant activities to meet plant and business objectives.
  • Accountable for all aspects of plant performance.


Qualifications / experience required

  • BS or MS in Engineering or related discipline
  • 7 - 10 years’ experience in Management of Manufacturing Operations as a Plant Manager or 10+ years as a production/operations manager of a large site
  • Experience in Project Management, Process Engineering and Regulatory for a total of at least 5 years
  • Experience in a PSM or other regulated facility is desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and Demonstrated ability to effectively lead change in a team environment
  • Experience with Lean/6 Sigma Manufacturing
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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