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Plant Leader

Jackson, MS 39201

Job Function: Executive Management, Manufacturing Job Number: 400132

Job Description

Johnson Service Group (JSG), a professional recruiting firm is currently seeking a Plant Leader for our client near Jackson, MS. The incumbent will manage overall manufacturing operations of a facility with up to 400 employees and a staff of 8-10 directs. This individual must have a background managing a similarly sized manufacturing company producing assembled industrial products.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for growing the business, and with quality, deliver on time while recruiting, retaining and developing highly skilled employees with an emphasis on customer focus.
  • Implement continuous improvement methodologies to increase productivity and reduce costs to improve safety, quality, and delivery.
  • Develop programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the organization to the highest level of operational performance while optimizing working capital throughout operations.
  • Collaborates with Corporate to integrate Lean Manufacturing principles into production.
  • Develop and execute plans to reduce non-value-added costs, increase revenues, and satisfy customers by delivering products on time with high factory and supplier yields and decreasing product field failure rates.
  • Execute product development strategies for improving cost position and product performance.
  • Provide coaching and leadership to the business team members.  
  • Ensures (with HR support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed.
  • Establish a strong bench strength of successors and high potentials.
  • Support the implementation of global and domestic initiatives.
Requirements:
  • Engineering or technical degree, with MBA strongly preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in manufacturing leadership, with Union experience highly preferred
  • Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Lean/Six Sigma required

** Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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