Plant Manager
Valassis - Windsor, CT

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The key operational representative to the regional leadership team, including management and leadership of all Regional, Production, Quality Assurance, Warehouse, Transportation and Facilities Management and the administration and monitoring of regional operations including continuous improvements and equipment enhancements.

Responsibilities Include:
Direct the creation and execution of regional strategic operations initiatives. Provide the tactical and strategic organizing, planning and control of all Regional production, quality assurance, warehouse including transportation activities and maintain responsibility for strategic input regarding future site selection and market criteria. Particular focus on major project initiative and management, QAT and LEAN leadership, process improvement, material flow, material management and capital expenditure decisions.

Supervision may include multiple production facilities. Provide leadership and professional development of all manufacturing management including but not limited to the Production Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Warehouse Manager, Maintenance Manager, Logistics/Transportation Manager.

Establish strong working relations with all cross functional Regional managers to maintain effective communications in order to enhance regional operations, including customer interfaces, and compliance to company policies and procedures. In addition, accountable for the safety strategy and work environment that provides for the safety, health and welfare of associates and the security of company assets at all times. Also, oversee responsibility for the support and management of building including telephone, outside vendor selection and other facility maintenance requirements as needed.

Development of a strategy that assures on-time delivery of correctly produced client copy, while achieving company goals and objectives within the region.

Assure positive associate relations with fair and impartial administration of company policies and procedures through the management team.

Required Skills

8-12 years of progressive experience in production management and leadership.

Ability to think strategically.

Proven record of cost control.

High level of organizational and interpersonal skills.

Ability to plan, organizes and manage multiple sites simultaneously.

4 year college degree in Business or Management, MBA desirable.

Required Experience