Plant Manager - Fort Wayne

FXI - Fort Wayne, IN (30+ days ago)3.4

Plant Manager - Fort Wayne, INDIANA

Foam is everywhere. It’s in our homes, our cars and our places of work. It’s in the products we use every day, the factories that make them – and in many places most people would never imagine. And everywhere foam goes, FXI innovations lead the way.


FXI is a leading producer of foam innovation for the Home, Healthcare, Electronics, Industrial, Personal Care and Transportation Markets. Our products include finished goods, sub-assemblies, services and raw materials for OEMs, fabricators and retailers. You will find FXI's foam innovations inside, around and under yourself in countless applications. We protect automobile passengers on the highway and fragile electronic components in shipment. We help consumers sleep sounder and furniture manufacturers create comfort. We provide for sharper images in digital printers and copiers and help consumers keep their homes clean. We provide critical components for filters, dispensers, gaskets and seals in everything from blood oxygenators to computer disk drives. To discover where FXI really shines, bring your wish list to our design and technical teams and imagine the possibilities in foam innovation.


Vision: Building our Future Together

Mission: Providing Tailored Solutions that Delight Our Customers and Consumers


Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Manufacturing Vice President, the Plant Manager plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of FXI Fort Wayne, IN plant. The Plant Manager has leadership responsibility to assure compliance with all government and company policies and procedures. The Plant Manager will also be responsible for facility production goals and objectives. Following FXI’s Vision, Mission and Values, the Plant Manager is to develop a well-trained and motivated staff with emphasis on plant safety and employee engagement.

Exude FXI core values and high performance team behaviors in personal work behaviors, decision making, and interpersonal interactions by soliciting feedback and valuing others perspectives.

Foster positive customer interactions and relationships through high service levels and on time delivery.

Direct and coordinate plant operations in strict compliance with all state and federal laws, regulations, corporate policies and procedures.

Responsible for plant Profit & Loss, manage facility to financial budget and corporate guidelines.

Responsible for achieving all facility business goals including, but not limited to, the areas of safety, quality, production, reliability and financial budget compliance.

Establish and maintain a positive community relationship, including partnership with local officials as appropriate, and philanthropic efforts coordinated at the plant and corporate levels.

Establish and maintain a positive, engaged working relationship with all levels of employees.

Develop and foster a well-trained and motivated staff. Assess current skill sets and align with plant future growth and vision. As Plant Leader, provide effective and timely feedback, development planning, setting clear objectives, and coaching employees to perform at their highest levels.

Develop and foster high performance team environment assuring manufacturing excellence across all the functions.

Responsible for strict adherence to the quality, EHS and product control systems for the plant.

Ensures that all plant assets are properly managed, safeguarded, and secure.

Develop and ensure management systems are in place to monitor plant output to ensure efficient resource utilization and initiates corrective action as required.

Lead organization to develop, follow and report plant metrics timely and accurately enabling the organization to efficiently monitor progress towards attaining site objectives and continuous improvement.


Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
BS Degree required; Engineering degree preferred

Minimum of ten years of manufacturing experience including a minimum of two (2) years leadership experience

Demonstrated Leadership Skills and track record of continuous improvement in all manufacturing core competencies including safety, quality, productivity, reliability and facility planning

Experience in business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Demonstrated knowledge of progressive management and manufacturing tools (LEAN, Formal Problem Solving Techniques, High Performance Teamwork, and Quality Systems)

Knowledge of raw material handling, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products and services

Minimum 2 years MRP experience; SAP preferred


Leadership Competencies Required:
Strong interpersonal, problem solving and leadership skills with the ability to lead a team motivate the group and manage a diverse workforce.

Action-oriented and eager to drive programs through to completion. Able to deal with pressures and timelines inherent in a fast paced company.

Ability to quickly assess the situation at the plant and have an impact on the direction of improvements.

Ability to function as a strong leader, bringing the Operations perspective while promoting cross-functional horizontal alignment to achieve key company goals.

Hands-on leader who contributes to overall business strategy and issues, works well as part of the leadership team and is focused upon achieving results.

Excellent, engaging communicator; able to set measurable goals and expectations and hold team members accountable for results.

Team player and coach who will promote cooperation among employees in the organization and an environment of employee engagement.

Possess the confidence and presence to be able to deal effectively with external customers, vendors, and all levels within the organization.

Strong, self-confident, decisive leader with excellent listening skills, emotional maturity and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

Other Requirements:
Must have valid US Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.

Must be capable of traveling within the US and internationally, as required.

Must have a high safety awareness of self, others and surrounding environment.

Benefits Summary

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, short and long term disability protection, a 401(k) plan with company match, tuition assistance, and flexible spending accounts.

FXI is an EEO employer