Plant Manager at Ecolab

Job Overview:

The Plant Manager is responsible for effectively managing all functions of the local Supply Chain, and developing collaborative partnerships with both colleagues and external stakeholders. He or she must deliver the agreed to business results while maintaining positive employee relations. The primary accountabilities of the role include Supply Chain financial performance, plant production, Customer Service, Quality, SHE, labor relations, people and organization development, and maintaining strong community relations.
The Plant Manager has to be an effective and valuable member of the local management team, to ensure delivery of subsidiary business results. The Plant Manager works within a structure that requires considerable interface with Divisional and corporate management. The Plant Manager is responsible for ensuring that all functions in the Supply Chain are aligned with corporate goals.
As one of the visible representatives of the site, the Plant Manager also assumes a key role in developing mutually beneficial relationships with the local community, vendors, and regulatory instances.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for the quality and productivity of the Supply Chain, and its ability to deliver high levels of service to internal and external customers.
  • Manages the people, materials, equipment, and business and manufacturing processes to deliver site performance objectives, as measured by corporate and local KPI's.
  • Develops and implements local Supply Chain Margin Improvement Programs.
  • As part of the local management team, interfaces and liaises with Division and Corporate headquarters to manage communication and information flow between the plant and external environment.
  • Ensures effective technology transfer between Global Supply Chain/RD&E and the manufacturing site.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors Supply Chain operating budgets.
  • Develops and implements strategic Capital Expense Budgets to ensure the long term technical and financial viability of the site's manufacturing processes and ensures alignment of the budget to divisional and corporate Supply Chain strategy.
  • Accountable for adhering to Ecolab’s, local and governmental guidelines related to SHE, Quality, Regulatory and Code of Conduct/Ethics.
  • Issues appropriate corporate communications regarding situation alerts, SHE & Quality incidents.
  • Develops and aligns the local Supply Chain vision, mission, strategy, and objectives with divisional and corporate strategy and objectives.
  • Develop a continuous improvement vision at the plant while energizing employees to embrace and support a Total Productive Management (TPM) and High Performing Organizations (HPO) culture.
  • Take an active role in developing leadership at the plant and throughout the Supply Chain by embracing and demonstrating the Ecolab Leadership Model while empowering others to generate and implement ideas to drive improvement in the plant and across the broader organization.
  • Develops and executes appropriate communication strategy for the Supply Chain to support on-going achievement of the business goals.
  • Develops and implements labor strategy for the plant in partnership with HR.
  • Develops and executes a site master plan of the manufacturing and distribution facilities, as well as organizational capabilities, necessary to support future business growth.
  • As part of the management team, the Plant Manager develops a crisis management plan, as per corporate guidelines.
  • Empowers subordinates by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, appraisals, and delegation, to ensure the development of people and organizational capabilities. Additionally is responsible for developing and executing the site succession plan.
  • Acts as a corporate resource, providing support on task forces, acquisition studies, and major project support.
  • Accountable for the integrity of the business processes related to finished goods inventory replenishment, and new product introductions.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.
In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.
We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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