Plant Manager

H.B. Fuller - Chagrin Falls, OH3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $150,000 a year
H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Our commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.

H.B. Fuller Construction Products (a subsidiary of H.B. Fuller Company) is a leading provider of technologically advanced solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential construction industry. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, the company’s recognized and trusted brands - TEC®, CHAPCO®, Grout Boost®, Foster®, ProSpec and others - are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers.

Plant Manager

Chagrin Falls, OH

The Plant Manager reports to the North America Operations Director. The incumbent is responsible for serving the customer by creating and maintaining a clean, safe, highly productive plant, while making the most efficient and cost conscious use of the equipment, materials, and employees to produce high quality products on first pass production runs. The Plant Manager will work with the management team to make Wisdom Adhesives, a wholly owned subsidiary of H.B. Fuller Company, a great place to work, where employees are engaged and have the opportunity for career growth. The Plant Manager is responsible for developing and gaining support for both the operating and capital budgets. S/he will drive continuous improvement efforts and achievement of plant goals and objectives. As the senior management representative at the location, the Plant Manager is expected to be the voice of the company and effectively communicate the company’s positions and decisions on a timely basis. This position is located in Chagrin Falls, OH.

This individual will be involved in a variety of management, leadership, and mentoring activities including:

Vigorously enforce safe manufacturing practices and ensure compliance with all-application safety and environmental rules, regulations and procedures.
Manage the managers in the plant. Groom and mentor potential successors for plant and operations leadership roles across the network.
Set and maintain standards that ensure on-time delivery of quality products that meet customer needs.
Function as an in-plant expert concerning the production of the plant’s product line. Provide innovative solutions to customer issues by leading collaborative efforts to address all issues. Hear and leverage the ideas of others to prioritize, create and deliver innovative solutions. Lead change and change management communications effectively.
Identify, implement and share manufacturing “best practices”.
Control costs through close management of the operational and capital budgets and by identifying, prioritizing and pursuing continuous improvement projects.
Determine plant headcount required and manage planning and approvals. Guide management team in recruiting, hiring, development and termination activities to meet business needs.
Maintain performance excellence by holding the team accountable for both rewarding results and managing employees who do not meet performance expectations. Ensure timely and data driven corrective action with problem products, marshalling the plant and business unit technical resources.
Support new product introduction / scale-up and raw material acquisitions.
Administer merit pay programs within the provided guidelines.
Hear and address employee problems and concerns appropriately in partnership with management team and HR.
Effectively lead projects across the network.
Build and maintain strong working relationships with commercial, marketing, operations, HR, Finance and R&D partners. Facilitate collaborative teamwork within the plant and with external partners. Manage stakeholder expectations. Prioritize work to effectively focus on critical items and deliver quality results by deadline.

BA/ BS degree in chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering with minimum 8 + years progressive operations management, with proven track record of success
5 + years of experience in OSHA 1910.119 PSM regulations.
3 + years of experience in capital expenditure management.
3 + years of experience with “Lean Six Sigma” tools and methods.
5 + years of experience in a batch manufacturing plant.

Employees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.

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H.B. Fuller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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