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Plant Manager in Evansville, IN at Vitro

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

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Job Description


The Plant Manager at Evansville,IN  is responsible for the safe and profitable operation of a manufacturing plant which fabricates laminated windshields or tempered backlites and sidelites for the automotive industry. The successful candidate oversees all aspects of operations in accordance with established budgets and with a focus on bottom-line profitability and customer satisfaction.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide the leadership, guidance and resources to achieve and maintain plant compliance with all aspects of Vitro’s Environmental, Health and Safety requirements to ensure a safe and healthy work environment that prevents work-related accidents, illnesses and/or injuries.
  • Utilize planning, control and Just-in-Time (JIT) concepts to ensure products are manufactured in time to meet forecasted demands.
  • Maximize bottom-line profitability of the plant, using available tools and metrics to acquire and maintain profitable growth and efficient management of costs.
  • Approve local capital expenditure requests and recommend approval of larger authorizations to the VP, Manufacturing in order to continuously upgrade plant equipment/facilities to meet current and future business demands.
  • Develop, maintain and motivate the staff to produce a product that conforms to customer requirements at minimum cost in order to achieve excellent customer satisfaction and meet profitability objectives.
  • Utilize Lean, Six Sigma concepts, 5S and good housekeeping practices to ensure efficient flow and minimum waste.
  • Champion cost control to ensure plant spending remains at or below established budget levels.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 Years Engineering, Business Management or related field
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field required
  • MBA preferred
  • Experience in Automotive Glass Manufacturing is highly desirable

Job Related skills

  • Experience in a key leadership role in a manufacturing environment | proven leadership track record
  • Demonstrated commitment to and strong background Operational Excellence foundational elements: Lean, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement is required
  • Experience with acquisition, retention and development of the human resources required to optimize the effectiveness of plant operations
  • Demonstrated commitment to driving organizational engagement
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills | exceptional executive presence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in automotive glass manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills | proven ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated ability in technical, engineering, financial and human resources aspects of a manufacturing operation / success in multiple locations preferred
  • Knowledge and ability to ensure a safe and environmentally sound workplace
  • Engineering degree and MBA preferred
  • Willingness to travel / willingness to relocate preferred
  • Bi-lingual skills desirable

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