Newell Brands Plant Manager- Food in Perrysburg, Ohio

Position Title: Plant Manager

Reports to: Sr. Operations Manager

Location: Perrysburg, OH

Job Summary:

This position has responsibility for the management and/or oversight of all plant operations which include but are not limited to the functions of finance, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, materials management, quality and EHS functions. Managing or influencing the leaders who represent these functions. Required to be familiar with a variety of state of the art manufacturing concepts, practices, procedures as well as being effective executing within a highly matrixed organization. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This position must possess a strong ability to manage up and down the chain of command.

Job Duties:

  • Lead the plant management team in developing strategic direction for the plant that is consistent with the overall business strategy.

  • Champion and lead all change management aspects within the facility.

  • Lead innovation in all departments to modernize the facility and advance overall plant performance with regards to efficiency, quality, productivity and cost.

  • Develop a senior team that will achieve identified goals and objectives.

  • Provide financial oversight in conjunction with the plant controller for all plant operations.

  • Responsibilities include development and achievement of annual plant budget, product costs, monthly operating reviews and key performance indicators.

  • Develop and maintain a 5 year road map for plant and equipment upgrade, replacement and maintenance with contingency plans for catastrophic events.

  • Ensure the alignment of site manufacturing, quality and customer service activities with the U.S. and International business units.

  • Create opportunities for the facility to develop future leaders along with succession planning for all key roles.

  • Establish a program of continuous improvement and best manufacturing practices that is an essential part of the facility operation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in related field.

  • 10+ years of experience in Manufacturing Management or similar function.

  • A change agent with proven track record leading change and innovation within the manufacturing environment.

  • Strong leadership skills to address issues across functional areas and have good interpersonal skills for internal and external communications.

  • Must have a hands on approach in day to day manufacturing operations.

  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to resolve conflicts.

  • Must be assertive and responsive in addressing issues that affect the business

  • Must have experience in a vertical manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in manufacturing of drawn metal products with secondary anodizing and painting processes preferred.

  • Wide degree of creativity is required.

  • SAP knowledge preferred.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.