Bemis Company, Inc.
If Excellence Drives You, This Is Your Destination.Job DescriptionThe Plant Manager leads all plant operations and continuous improvement activities with overall responsibility for safety, production, maintenance, quality, and other production support areas. This role will achieve excellence through people management and development, driving employee engagement, and meeting or exceeding the expectations of our customers. The Plant Manager will also focus on ensuring a safe work environment, optimizing throughput, and controlling cost, while maintaining quality standards that results in maximizing profitability. The Centerville, IA Plant Manager has direct leadership responsibility for the plant leadership team at a 250 person union manufacturing facility.WHAT YOU GET TO DOResponsible for providing strategic level/long-term planning and program development (3, 6, and 12 months out) to ensure attainment of business plan for operational goals, labor planning, growth, and profitabilityDrive continuous improvement projects to optimize operations and improve productivity to meet and exceed business objectives; works on strategic projects that have plant and network-wide impact. Effectively leverages the leadership team to solicit ideas and understand problems and challenges in the plantEstablish objectives and metrics for safety, quality, productivity, and customer experiencePromote, provide leadership and drive Bemis's philosophy of continuous improvement in the areas of Safety, Quality and ProductivitySet clear goals and expectations for Operations and Area Managers. Measures performance, provides feedback, and holds leaders accountableMentor and develop leaders and staffDirectly leverages and indirectly manages resources located at the plant in the areas of purchasing, finance, human resources, and information technologyOwn and deliver the operational budget for functional area, including safety, productivity, financial and labor planningContinuously evaluate and measure current performance against forecast and cost estimatesProactively assesses, clarifies, and validates customer needsNetwork with other leaders across the network to solicit and share process improvements and drive efficiencies and cost savingsCoordinate plant activities through planning with onsite and offsite resources to insure the manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective mannerDevelop and implement capital spending plans, within the scope of the CapEx approval process, that meet the ongoing needs for facilities, equipment, and productivity improvementsMaintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessaryProvide clear communication with workforce and external partners; ensure departmental work methods are compatible with company standards and customer requirementsEnsure the compliance of safety, environmental and quality guidelines and policies, and as required by regulations and customer requirementsDevelop and maintain a coordinated and efficient organizational structure focused on performing all operational dutiesWHAT WE VALUEStrong business and financial acumen with the ability to comprehend and analyze numerical and statistical data to drive operational decision-makingDemonstrated ability to transform and align an organization by driving change through people, getting others to want to change, encouraging others to want to innovate themselvesAbility to think long-term, integratively, and beyond one's own areaDriven to get results supported by improvements and changesPassion for development of peopleAbility to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.Ability to develop productive relationships and communicate effectively with management, peers, plant personnel, suppliers and customersWHAT WE WANT FROM YOUA Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, or rel
Established in 1858 in St. Louis, Missouri, as a manufacturer of machine sewn cotton bags for milled food and grain products, Bemis has played an influential role in the packaging industry ever since its founding. Now a global supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive label materials headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis serves customers worldwide and produces packaging for products found in virtually every aisle of the grocery store. With 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion, Bemis operates 78 facilities in 12 countries. Over two-thirds of Bemis packaging is used in the food industry, with the balance used in markets including medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and agribusiness. Our pressure sensitive products are used in industries including graphic arts, digital imaging, assembly engineering, communications and medical.