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Director of Plant Operations


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Brandon, SD
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Director of Plant Operations

About the Job


Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?

The Director of Plant Operations reports directly to Vice President of Operations and is responsible for managing all activities for a single production facility located in Brandon, SD. This location currently operates with 70 hourly employees. This role is responsible for procurement, manufacture and product support for Thermal Interface Materials; implementing policies and procedures to align with corporate long and short term goals; and managing strategic planning and headcount objectives by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.



What we offer\:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Provides direct leadership to the functions of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Materials Management.
 • Establishes and implements policies and procedures necessary for orderly and effective operations, and ensures compliance to all applicable Henkel policies and procedures.
• Ensures compliance with Henkel standards for human resource management, safety and loss prevention, cost control, waste reduction, quality, and on-time delivery.
• Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local legal and regulatory requirements.
• Plans, develops, organizes and executes operations plans that meet Henkel financial and strategic objectives. Responsible for budget planning and results.
• Manages resources to effectively balance strategic objectives with financial return (profit) and efficient use of financial assets, including working capital. Manages all capital planning and expenditures.
• Develops innovative and cost-effective methods of manufacturing, labor management, material procurement and utilization, and business processes to position thermal interface materials for continued growth.
• Plans, implements and manages outsourcing and supplier initiatives & projects.
• Supports Henkel quality initiatives, and leads the commitment at all levels of direct and indirect personnel to follow the ISO 9001, & IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001\:2015 Environmental Management Systems. Supports initiative to obtain OHSAS 18001.
• Audits facility operations continuously by reviewing performance, major item variances, and other critical business elements,
• Establishes and maintains customer and other business relationships necessary for the successful operation of Thermal Interface Materials. Participates in key customer visits.
• Represents the operation at various meetings as required.
• Ensure Safety and Quality.
• Maintain a clean work area with the 5-S program.


Who we are looking for\:

• B.S. or B.A. degree in Engineering, Operations or related technical field.
• 15+ years of experience in manufacturing and product development, including 10 years of senior leadership through plant/general management experience in manufacturing.
• Prefer experience with contract negotiation as it pertains to all aspects of the business.
• Proven analytical, project management and systems background.
• P&L responsibility in general management or plant management in a manufacturing organization.
 • Exceptional leadership skills that are demonstrated by achieving desired results through others, and building an effective management team through coaching and mentoring.
• An in-depth technical understanding and knowledge of Thermal Interface Materials product lines.
• Proven strategic and tactical skills. Demonstrated problem analysis and resolution.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
• Comprehensive business process and systems knowledge, such as ERP, and the ability to identify and implement best practices.
• An entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a strong ethic, and a commitment to high personal standards that link to exceptional business values and ethics.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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