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Plant Manager

Company: Cornerstone Building Brands
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, the organization serves residential and commercial customers across new construction and repair and remodel market. The plant located in Dallas, TX, is part of the US Windows Group, and specifically makes windows for residential applications.


The Plant Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and resource stewardship for a high-volume manufacturing site located in Dallas, TX. This role is accountable for driving timely and impactful improvements to the operating environment and for delivering performance at or above expectations for service, cost, safety, and quality. He/She will lead the execution of cross-functional strategies and plans that ensure we execute the company's manufacturing excellence roadmap. The goals of this role are to manage structured change combine long-term thinking with near term actions and decisions.
Successful candidates demonstrate their commitment to their team by taking direct responsibility for the safety of the people who work in your business, build trust and value the experience of the team around them and look to develop the people, sets high expectations for self and others, is a change agent and an effective communicator, is comfortable frequently interacting with senior leaders, and shows personal resilience. This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Foster a culture, including ways of working and behaviors, that is congruent with our mission, values, and success model.
Invest a substantial amount of time reinforcing our manufacturing excellence roadmap; holding his/herself and others accountable for performance and leadership commitments.
Identify and implement ways of working that make lean thinking and employee engagement a way of life in the plant. Focus will be on the process, not the individual. When things go wrong, ask why and seek to find and address the root cause of problems.
Take responsibility for the safety and security of the people who work in our business, the products we supply to customers, and the company's physical assets; identify, assess, and address any immediate safety and security issues.
Drive simplification efforts within the site, particularly those manufacturing activities "draining" the operations cost structure.
Use qualitative and quantitative approaches to forecasting labor demand and mix. Answer how many employees will we need and at what skill level?
Invest significant effort on talent offense and aligning training and development of teams to mindsets and skillsets important to the future of our business. Ensure everyone is working against the right priorities, participating, and putting their skills and experience to good use.
Take an active role in the community, raise awareness about opportunities the manufacturing industry can offer, nurture future manufacturing talent and grow their network and the company's reputation, and give back.
Set an unwavering expectation that relationships between supervisors, peers, and employees are respectful and inclusive.
Maintain environments that influence how we feel physically and mentally at work and reflect attention to detail not only in the quality of our output, but in our daily productive routines.
Create optimized schedules that balance production efficiency, deliver supply, and employee well-being by selectively and strategically using OT.
Help drive all TQM activities within the sites.
Manage and ensure successful new product/piloting.
Develop site strategies for COGS reduction while managing growth and/or expansion.
Help manage the effort for all new equipment, assist in establishing a project team, clearly establishing a Commissioning/Qualification/Verification (CQV) process approach.
Reduce costs of goods measured as savings year-to-year including direct labor and overhead.
Ensure compliance with quality assurance measured in our QA Index and Right First Time.
Develop and train leadership and technical groups.
Provides tactical direction as needed for all operations groups.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in engineering or business, or in place of a degree, a minimum of 15 years of significant, relevant professional experience.
Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years previous experience in manufacturing, including packaging, process engineering, warehousing, and assembly.
Minimum of 5 years in people management role.
Proven track record of application of lean tools, processes, and systems to deliver sustained continuous improvement preferred.
Experienced leading teams through compliant execution of formally defined management systems preferred.
Experience participating on cross-functional teams and driving decision-making.
Experience overseeing operational and financial metrics.
Possesses strong knowledge of manufacturing supply chain functions, including planning, logistics, quality, materials management, and inventory control.
Requires minimal travel (10%).
All Microsoft Office products; AutoCAD and statistical packages desired.
Core Competencies
Excellent leadership skills with an understanding of how best to utilize and deploy talent.
Demonstrated influencing, relationship building, and effective facilitation and change management skills.
Strong business acumen, commercial awareness, and strategic thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and execute an operations strategy.
Must model the Company's core values and leadership behaviors.

Keywords: Cornerstone Building Brands, Dallas , Plant Manager, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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