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Plant Manager

Company: Novolex
Location: Meriden
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Why Choose Us?

Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health and industrial markets.

Our Sustainability Commitment

The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role

This position is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation, leadership and management of a manufacturing plant. This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Manufacturing and regularly reports on plant performance. Direct reports to this position include all plant salaried staff.

  • Prioritize Employee Safety and Safety Compliance

  • Ensure product quality and customer satisfaction with order fulfillment

  • Continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and management methods to generate improved plant performance and workflow optimization and efficiencies

  • Responsible for plant engineering and maintenance (equipment and facilities)

  • Responsible for inventory and materials management

  • Capital planning and implementation

  • Overall budget, spending, and headcount

  • Assess and manage salaried staff and hourly employees within the plant

    What We Need From You

    • College degree in Engineering or Business typically required.

    • A minimum of 5 years of plant management level experience in high volume, fast-paced manufacturing and operations.

    • Well-rounded operations management experience including a deep understanding and experience with operations tactics, lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement, strategies and best practices and process discipline.

    • Knowledge of production processes, raw materials, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Track record of excellent judgment and decision-making ability.

    • Ability to successfully work to reach company goals in an environment in which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.

    • Ability to effectively set and communicate expectations & directives to manufacturing staff.

    • Results driven, analytical, self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to logically identify alternative solutions or approaches to complex problems.

    • Demonstrated presentation skills, as this role will be interfacing with executive level management, along with large customers.

      What You'll Get From Us


      With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefits and well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

      Community Engagement

      At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

      Training and Development

      We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.

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Keywords: Novolex, Meriden , Plant Manager, Executive , Meriden, Connecticut

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