General Cable Industries

  • Plant Manager

    Job Locations US-IN-Marion
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2018 1:30 PM)
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  • Overview

    Reporting to the Manufacturing Team Leader, the Plant Manager is accountable for managing all phases of operations at the Marion, IN facility to meet business plan and obtain optimum efficiency and productivity while ensuring customer satisfaction, product quality, environmental, health and safety standards and associate employee relations.  


    • Leads efforts to achieve a “Zero and Beyond” culture, eliminate all injuries, and positions the plant as a good community partner through our Corporate Social Responsibly efforts.
    • Leads and directs all plant operations to meet the performance goals of the business team and corporation through superior leadership and delegation/mentoring of departmental managers.
    • Analyzes the overall performance of the operation and drives continual improvement in plant performance resulting in year to year productivity improvements, optimal inventory levels and turns, and superior delivery performance. 
    • Standard bearer for our Operational Excellence philosophies driving our lean six sigma efforts to eliminate waste, improving day to day operations and empowering all associates with a passion and culture for continual improvement.
    • Demonstrates a passion for Talent Management hiring and developing the best associates and leaders in the industry in both the hourly and salaried ranks.
    • Manages labor and employee relations in accordance with the collective agreements, federal/state legislation and corporate policies ensuring pay rates, promotions, demotions and termination of employment are applied consistently and with due process and diligence.
    • Reviews capital, expenses and material/facility usage to ensure plant operates in a cost effective manner, recommending and approving all major purchases of equipment, material and supplies for the facility.
    • Provides direction and leads the preparation of the Plant annual business plan and budget.  Sets objectives for all departments consistent with meeting business plan/metrics.
    • Works with sales and product management to optimize customer relations and plant productivity.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • Results driven self-starter with the ability to work in a high performance-manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks with excellent attention to detail.
    • Ability to motivate, communicate and lead continuous improvement.
    • Excellent analytical abilities.
    • Demonstrated talent and safety leadership that translates into results
    • Good written and oral communication skills.
    • Solid leadership and planning skills
    • Good understanding of business principles and practices and ability to apply them
    • Familiarity with Six Sigma, lean manufacturing
    • Engineering Degree or equivalent
    • Master’s Degree and/or Belt certification a plus
    • Second language a plus
    • 5-10 years manufacturing management experience
    • Project management experience
    • Proven ability to work in a team setting
    • Geographic Flexibility a plus



    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    • Works out of a normal office environment with standard office equipment available.
    • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently.
    • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis.
    • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries
    • When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings




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