Plant Manager - Chemicals

Seeking a talented plant manager to direct an operation that produces products made in batches, and which relies on the principals of Lean Manufacturing. A process engineering background in chemical engineering, materials engineering, or similar is preferred.


Key participant in developing and establishing operating objectives, policies, and procedures to meet production goals, drive continuous improvement, minimize operating costs, protect assets, and ensure quality control. Primary accountability for operations, production goals and operating budgets. You will manage production processes to meet or exceed key performance indicators, ensuring systems reduce product variation, and meet customer specifications. You will be responsible for increasing profits and reducing costs in a lean manufacturing environment.


Develop an effective organization to meet company goals. Implement required organizational changes. Maintain effective procedures and training that meet environmental and other regulatory requirements. Coordinate troubleshooting of operating problems.

Requires a BS Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering or similar plus a good background in process engineering. MBA preferred. Should have about 15 years? experience in batch processing, and a minimum of 5 years of LEAN and plant management experience. P&L experience is a required. Should have experience with manufacturing of materials, chemicals, ingredients, cosmetics, specialty chemicals, adhesives, additives. Proven leadership skills as a team player/builder and a driver of value-added results. Experience in use of Six Sigma tools, with Lean Manufacturing. Experience with SAP is a plus.

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