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Plant Manager

plant manager (youngsville, nc)
As the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, Imerys transforms a unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions (reinforcement, nucleation, dimensional stability, antiblock, foaming, and FR synergist) that are essential to its customers' products and manufacturing processes. With over 16,000 employees world-wide in over 50 countries, and over 30 minerals in their portfolio, Imerys provides an opportunity for its employees to flourish.
Our Filtration & Performance Additives group is seeking a Plant Manager for our Youngsville, NC location. The plant manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations including coordinating production, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by Imerys. This position operates and maintains an efficient, productive and safe workplace through direct enforcement of company policies and procedures. The Plant Manager has direct supervision responsibilities over employees working in production, maintenance, delivery, and health and safety. The plant manager will also work on specific targets to grow the business.
The Plant Manager will hold primary responsibility for the site's budget with full P&L responsibility. Partner with sales team and US perlite controller for shared responsibility of sales forecasts. Work closely with marketing team to implement key business development strategies. Has direct supervisory responsibility of 6 €“ 12 employees. Requires interaction with customers, vendors, regulatory personnel, and corporate personnel. Manages all capital projects for the site. Works with raw materials including industrial and food grade materials and also crude perlite and silicone based treatment materials. Approximately 25% of time spent traveling domestically.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead and direct all production, distribution, and warehousing activities for the site.
Manage and coordinate the actions of four departments (Production, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Customer Service)
Review and direct financials to assure that plant remains profitable
Ensure maintenance of a safe and clean work environment for employees through direct supervision and guidance through corporate policies and standards
Communicate with customers to assure that they are getting the best quality service that we can provide
Research and evaluate opportunities for growth including existing business, new projects, external through acquisitions
Develop/Establish successfully our brand on existing and targeted new territories
ADDITIONAL RESPONSBILITES:
Participates in cross-functional teams to support overall company goals.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
Bachelor's degree (BA) in chemical, mechanical engineering or other related field.
2-4 years of industrial leadership experience.
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
Highly organized with ability to work well with customers, employees, management, and vendors.
Understanding of OSHA guidelines
Knowledge of good business practices associated with the production of food grade products.
Proficient with system process controls.
Knowledge of pneumatic and physical conveyance of dry bulk compounds
Knowledge of combustion systems and mineral processing techniques including milling, classifying, particle separation, and dust controls methods
Excellent teamwork skills are required to coordinate all areas of business at the plant and corporate levels.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry, and basic math skills such as percentages, fractions, and ratios.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, production schedules, and legal documents.
Effectively present information to upper management, employees and groups.
Effectively develop budgets and forecasts.
IMERYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/Vet/Disabled.

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