Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Plant Manager

Job Code: GW-12222311252549

Salary Range: $200K

Job Location:

City: Springdale State: AR

Job Description:

Summary: This position plans, directs and controls activities of the operating unit to 
accomplish budgeted financial objectives and customer requirements.  The successful leader is 
responsible for driving manufacturing excellence in support of short-term and long-range 
objectives and strategies – to be achieved through effective planning and performance in the 
disciplines of Human Resources, Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, EHS, Engineering and 
Quality. This incumbent must have the ability to drive connections to the P&L to achieve 
benchmark industry specific earnings performance.

Essential Functions: The Plant Manager, Kawneer Springdale is accountable for the creation of 
the strategic vision as well as the tactical management and effective operational execution for 
this large manufacturing site.  Examples include but are not limited to:



Operational Knowledge -extensive knowledge and hands on experience driving continuous 
improvement through the effective application of lean manufacturing principles, preferably in 
the metals industry.
Business Acumen — proficiency and experience in understanding the location’s holistic P&L (and 
other financial) statements and successfully executing operational line items contained. 
Thorough knowledge of commercial markets and customers served; including end applications for 
location parts as well as margins for said parts.
Administration and Management — knowledge of business and management principles involved in 
strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and 
coordination of people and resources.
Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of 
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. This leader must have the ability 
to identify when something is wrong and/or is likely to go wrong.
Talent Management – the successful incumbent will lead with a talent management mindset; 
partnering with the location HR lead to identify critical roles with appropriately resourced 
succession plans.  This leader will be committed to the development and performance management 
for the location’s entire workforce.
Leadership Attributes - the position requires personal and professional maturity that promotes 
a culture of appropriate autonomous decision making; risk taking; and accountability.
Integrity — this position requires the highest standards of honesty and ethical behavior and is 
committed to ensuring organizational compliance with all applicable laws, policies, procedures, 
practices, etc.
Stress Tolerance — role requires accepting respectful criticism and dealing calmly and 
effectively with high stress situations.
Systems Evaluation — the role requires successfully identifying measures or indicators of 
system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the 
goals of the system.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be 
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
Minimum 10 years of experience in leading manufacturing operations;
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment 
eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this 
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or Operations from an accredited institution
Master of Business Administration
Experience in metal-working manufacturing
Experience implementing lean manufacturing concepts and techniques
Experience working in matrix organization