Reference : 571316

Plant Manager

  • Technical Production
  • United States
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/11/2019

Position description

The Plant Manager leads and directs all aspects of site.  Major areas include environmental, health and safety, employee relations, production, customer service, quality, materials planning / scheduling, purchasing, shipping and receiving, process and project engineering, maintenance, finance and security.  The objective is to optimize the plant profitability, production, quality, and service that exceeds industry standards and secures a market leadership position while achieving a workplace environment that is safe and healthy for employees and the community, and to foster continuous development of employees and teams to achieve performance excellence.  

  • Manage all aspects of plant operations to ensure on-time delivery of quality products globally while minimizing cost, inventory and waste.  Implement programs for continuous improvement of customer service, product quality, process yield, reduction of variable and fixed costs, and reduction of inventory.  Pursue synergies with other SPG (Vinyl Siding) sites to collaborate, identify and implement best practices. 
  • Manage plant financials such as budgets, purchasing, capital, etc. to meet/exceed business expectations.  Prepare appropriate plant information needed to complete Company financial requirements such as strategic plans and budgets.  Implement key financial indicators to proactively monitor the plant’s progress.
  • Manage Human Resources to include staffing rationalization and resource deployment, employee/organization training and development, performance management, teamwork and collaboration, salary and wage (and bonus) compensation and administration, Enforce safety, work rules and housekeeping practices and maintain a high level of employee relations focus within the plant.   Continue to develop and adapt workforce to technology changes.
  • Implement and maintain programs to ensure that the plant meets/exceeds Company requirements for Health, Safety and Environment.  Identify and pursue continuous improvement programs for HSE and Quality Assurance.
  • Complete all administrative requirements in a timely fashion such as monthly reports, manufacturing reports and analysis, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree required - engineering/technical discipline preferred.  
  • 10-15 years demonstrating progressively increasing leadership experience in 24/7 operations.  
  • The incumbent needs to have an excellent understanding of operations including the ability to link broad business issues to site objectives and be able to develop and execute plans that support the broader SPG objectives. 
  • Previous injection molding experience critical; broad range of injection molding press tonnage with focus on large 2000-3500.
  • Previous injection molding experience critical; broad range of injection molding press tonnage with focus on large 2000-3500.
  • Understanding of polymer processing is important; polypropylene would be a plus.
  • Strong track record of people development, cultivating employee engagement.
  • New product commercialization/stage gate or PPAP experience is a plus.

Who are we ?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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