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Plant Manager

Posting Start Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: Brook, IN, US

Company: Cascades

Your Challenge


Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for achieving the unit’s business objectives. You will provide operational leadership in all your unit’s activities to engage your team members and support them in achieving overall objectives.


 Health & Safety


•Ensure that a plant wide safety program is in place and that all employees are carrying out their responsibilities as described

•Participate in accident and incident investigations and corrective actions are taken to prevent hazardous conditions and/or behaviours

•Ensure that there is an established safety program and that all safety rules, policies and procedures are adhered to


Business Development & Operational Strategy


•Provide oversight and strategic direction to meet organizational objectives and ensure the fiscal health of the business unit.

•Develop business strategies to support the operational functions and ensure profitability.

•Understand marketplace, competition and knowledge of existing and prospective customers.

•Set, monitor and align business goals through the use Key Performance Indicators


People Management


•Development of an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes safety, quality, continuous improvement, retention, employee development and high performance.

•Create a workplace culture that is consistent with the organizations vision and values.

•Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members that allows for differing ideas and concepts.

•Display exemplary leadership to support a team of direct reports comprised of Supervisory and Management staff, and all other office and plant personnel

•Conduct formal and informal performance feedback sessions


Your background and your strengths


•Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or MBA 

•5 years of experience in manufacturing management

•Leadership and a collaborative spirit that inspire and engage teams to achieve excellence

•Ability to understand customer needs, issues and interests in order to develop solutions that support their experience

•Ability to guide and coach team members

•Sound judgment to ensure follow-up and effective implementation of solutions in accordance with company priorities and to make appropriate decisions

•Strong persuasiveness to foster maximum buy-in in a difficult context

•Strong communication skills, tact and diplomacy

•Agility needed to work with various technological tools

•Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

•Ability to travel as needed, including cross boarder – passport required

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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