Plant Manager in Elkin, NC at Vitro

Date Posted: 7/1/2019

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Job Description


As a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass, Vitro Automotive Glass has grown as a market leader because of our skilled and motivated team. We are looking for innovative and results-oriented people who want to contribute and make our company better. As a Tier 1 Supplier, we engineer products to meet the rigorous safety and aesthetic standards of the automobile industry. The Elkin, NC location is looking for a Plant Manager. 

This position is responsible for the safe and profitable operation of a manufacturing plant which fabricates glass for the automotive industry. This position also oversees all aspects of operations in accordance with established budgets and focus on operational excellence, bottom-line profitability, and employee and customer satisfaction.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide the leadership, guidance and resources to achieve and maintain plant compliance with all aspects of Vitro Automotive’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 up to $50,000 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.
  • Create and cultivate an engaged workforce.   

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:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field required; MBA preferred
  • 5 Years Engineering, Business Management or related experience required
  • Experience in Automotive Glass Manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Experience in a key leadership role in a manufacturing environment is required with a proven leadership track record

Job Related skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and strong background Operational Excellence with 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 organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills; proven ability to work in a matrix 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel

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