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Plant Manager

Company: Sabert
Location: Sayreville
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:


The Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing day to day operations of the plant including but not limited to safety, quality, machine efficiencies, waste, preventative maintenance, and overall profitability of the plant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the plant and for the safety of the manufacturing work force. Ensures all departments have the necessary safety training, required documentation are up to date, appropriate and complete.
  • Responsible for responding to plant safety audit results and for eliminating any unsafe work conditions.
  • Responsible for the overall management and direction of department production managers and the maintenance department.
  • Ensures that Maintenance Work Order System and Preventative Maintenance programs are being carried out in all areas of Plant Operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that manufacturing complies with all customer quality, food safety, and audit requirements.
  • Works with Quality Assurance on various quality improvement initiatives, audit preparation and response, and quality training.
  • Manages response and handling of internal, external and supplier related quality issues, including corrective action, follow-up audit and assessment of held material if required.
  • Coordinates with production scheduling to ensure customer due dates are met, staffing is appropriate to meet the plan and that plant maintains proper inventory levels.
  • Responsible for driving process improvement initiatives for all KPI's including safety, quality, machine efficiency, labor hours, waste, preventative maintenance, and cost management.
  • Analyzes and reviews key manufacturing data including safety, quality, machine efficiency, labor hours, and waste to ensure facility meets annual fiscal budget in addition to company operational goals and objectives.
  • Reviews and approves all plant purchases. Sets a tone of fiscal responsibility across all departments.
  • Responsible for training and development of the salaried and hourly employees to ensure strong organizational capability of the organization is sustained.
  • Works with Plant HR Managers and appropriate department managers on employee discipline and overall response to issues and conditions that may affect the work force.
  • Works with Director of Engineering and other Manufacturing or Plant Managers to optimize plant operations.
  • Maintains positive working relationship with all clients, suppliers, and departments within the company.
  • Work with local community and HR to develop education programs to get skilled employees.
  • Work with local and county governments to resolve plant related issues.
  • Develop strategic plan for plant operations.
  • Coordinate strategic meetings for plant growth (ex. Capital meetings, Capacity meeting, Product Improvement, etc.)
  • Supports all other company initiatives as assigned.
  • Hire, direct and coach direct reports and other key staff
  • Establish an environment which motivates and engages talent in the plant to achieve desired results
  • Create an environment which supports the ongoing training and development of all staff within the plant organization
  • Foster a positive work environment through open and ongoing communications and behavior consistent with Sabert's Values


    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Business, Finance or equivalent, or related discipline experience.
    • Minimum of 10-12 years experience as a proven manager in a manufacturing environment.
    • Minimum 6 years of experience in a high production environment.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
    • Must have working knowledge of equipment design and capabilities, cost issues in order to make daily decisions that will reduce overall costs and help the managers/supervisors find areas that require improvement.
    • Excellent time management skills, employee relation skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback.
    • Must demonstrate positive motivational skills and confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of assertiveness
    • Proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Effective oral and communication skills. Ability to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Must be able to develop strong teams focused on company goals and objectives.
    • Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.
    • Ability to deliver results in a fast paced, dynamic environment, where change is a way of life.
    • Must have ability to apply analytical and continuous improvement skills sets effectively in a high-speed manufacturing environment
    • Domestic and International travel occasionally

Keywords: Sabert, Sayreville , Plant Manager, Executive , Sayreville, New Jersey

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