Plant Manager

130000SK, LaGrange

The Plant Manager leads the safe, cost effective Manufacturing, (Polymer and Caulk plant mixing and packaging), Engineering/Maintenance, Shipping/Receiving and Scheduling functions of the Lagrange facility within acceptable quality standards.  This includes schedule execution, employee training, mixing, packaging, maximizing quality and customer service with fair/consistent application of HCA’s (Consumer Adhesives) policies and procedures.  Adherence to Company Safety, Health and Environment standards and practices is maintained as a top priority.  The Plant Manger interacts with Planning, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Accounting, Distribution, Sourcing, Human Resources and other divisions of HCA


What we offer:


The Plant Manager is empowered to make decisions regarding:

  • Safety, Health and Environmental decisions.
  • Purchasing raw materials, finished goods, equipment and supplies for the plant.
  • Correct safety hazards immediately.
  • Production staffing levels of Partners, Coaches and Associates.
  • Implementation of improvement plans.
  • Justification and implementation of capital equipment.
  • Evaluate and address performance of all plant personnel.



The Plant Manager shall bear the final responsibility for the following areas:

  • Overall budgetary responsibility for manufacturing operations.
  • Execution of the schedule to meet plan.
  • Safety within all areas of the plant.
  • All plant related variances including machine, material and labor.
  • Insuring all production employees are properly trained.
  • Cultivation of HCA’s culture and values by promoting safety, housekeeping, teamwork, communication and respectful treatment of all individuals.



The essential duties of the Plant Manager are:

  • Aggressively promote and support the HCA (Consumer Adhesives) culture and business mission.
  • Define, drive and monitor production performance in real time.
  • Continuous improvements in safety, cost, productivity and quality.
  • Lead and support a work culture ensuring a safe well maintained workplace, including accident notification, investigation and implementing corrective action with follow up.
  • Effective communication with all partners within the plant.
  • Support the Preventative Maintenance program.
  • Drive, lead and support training needs and programs.
  • Performance evaluations.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Work closely with engineering and HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) to address any emissions, safety or health issues within the plant.


Performance Measurements:

Metrics include but are not limited to:

  • OEE: Overall Equipment Efectiveness
  • Production to plan
  • Monitor and control plant related variances including material, rework, scrap, equipment, and labor
  • Budgetary Performance for the Plant.
  • Adherence to quality standards and accuracy of documentation.
  • On time and fill rate service levels.


Who we are looking for

    • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Chemistry or Business discipline.
    • MBA a plus.  Technical Degree preferred.
    • Minimum seven years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Minimum five years of hands-on supervisory experience.
    • Exceptional demonstrated people and leadership skills.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Computer literate - including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Lotus Notes.
    • Ability to lead the Manufacturing team to meet or exceed all of the HCA’s stated goals and objectives.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer


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