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Sr. Plant Manager

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Company: PolyOne

Location: Salisbury, MD

Date Posted: January 27, 2014

Source: PolyOne Corporation

General Summary

The Plant Manager is responsible for effectively planning, directing and coordinating all activities of assigned manufacturing Plant. Responsibilities include safety, environmental, quality, production, cost control and leadership of the Plant workforce.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides the direction and necessary resources to establish safety and environmental performance that meets established goals for the Plant. This includes development and implementation of the proper behavior and attitudes by employees to guarantee excellent performance.
  • Develops and implements plans to reduce environmental waste, meet applicable environmental regulations and handle emergency situations that may occur at the Plant.
  • Develops a Plant operating plan that is consistent with and supports the business plan.
  • Ensures standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and that cost- effective technology is used to maximize production.
  • Leads Plant's Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Develops and manages a capital plan that supports the business strategy and improves Plant operations ...

General Summary

The Plant Manager is responsible for effectively planning, directing and coordinating all activities of assigned manufacturing Plant. Responsibilities include safety, environmental, quality, production, cost control and leadership of the Plant workforce.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides the direction and necessary resources to establish safety and environmental performance that meets established goals for the Plant. This includes development and implementation of the proper behavior and attitudes by employees to guarantee excellent performance.
  • Develops and implements plans to reduce environmental waste, meet applicable environmental regulations and handle emergency situations that may occur at the Plant.
  • Develops a Plant operating plan that is consistent with and supports the business plan.
  • Ensures standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and that cost- effective technology is used to maximize production.
  • Leads Plant's Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Develops and manages a capital plan that supports the business strategy and improves Plant operations.
  • Ensures the Plant achieves its annual operating cost objectives.
  • Directs production Managers/supervisors in the execution of their responsibilities to ensure meeting the Plant's objectives.
  • Effectively and consistently communicates Plant's manufacturing incentive plan goals to employees.
  • Ensures subordinates career development goals are identified and plans put in place to support them.
  • Effectively represents PolyOne to the external community, including active involvement in local civic groups, ongoing coordination with regulatory agencies and effective interface with emergency response services.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


Required Skills
  • Demonstrated track record of success in managing a safe and environmentally sound work environment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization as well as customers and suppliers.
  • Strong results orientation combined with ability to make sound, reasoned decisions.
  • Prior experience in Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, related technical discipline or business, Master's in operations management and/or APICS certification preferred.
  • At least fifteen years of progressively responsible manufacturing experience, with at least seven years of experience supervising multiple individuals
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing operations and safety procedures; prior experience in extrusion and/or molding operations strongly preferred.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k). For more information about PolyOne visit www.polyone.com.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k). For more information about PolyOne visit www.polyone.com.

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), is a global leader offering a comprehensive array of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered in Ohio, USA, PolyOne has operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. PolyOne serves more than 10,000 customers across the globe and offers more than 35,000 polymer solutions. The company has employees worldwide located in more than 80 manufacturing and distribution facilities, over a dozen labs and technical centers, and sales and service locations on four continents. *L1-MS1



Required Experience
  • Demonstrated track record of success in managing a safe and environmentally sound work environment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization as well as customers and suppliers.
  • Strong results orientation combined with ability to make sound, reasoned decisions.
  • Prior experience in Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, related technical discipline or business, Master's in operations management and/or APICS certification preferred.
  • At least fifteen years of progressively responsible manufacturing experience, with at least seven years of experience supervising multiple individuals
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing operations and safety procedures; prior experience in extrusion and/or molding operations strongly preferred.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k). For more information about PolyOne visit www.polyone.com.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k). For more information about PolyOne visit www.polyone.com.

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), is a global leader offering a comprehensive array of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered in Ohio, USA, PolyOne has operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. PolyOne serves more than 10,000 customers across the globe and offers more than 35,000 polymer solutions. The company has employees worldwide located in more than 80 manufacturing and distribution facilities, over a dozen labs and technical centers, and sales and service locations on four continents. *L1-MS1

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