Fabric Care Plant Manager
Industrial Operations
Full Time

This highly visible, hands-on leader/mentor is responsible for driving and deploying Electrolux’s manufacturing strategy that ensures ultimate satisfaction from the Customer.  The Plant Manager will also lead the continued proliferation of Electrolux’s goal of world class performance, where quality is built in to all manufacturing and product development processes.

Employee safety as measured by total case incident rate (TCIR)
Customer quality as measured by service call rate (SCR) and Not Right First Time (NRFT)
Customer delivery as measured by delivery on time (DOT) and backorders.
Partner with Product Line to ensure the timely and successful major new product transfer to manufacturing and product launch.
Grow the interim production volume of existing products to satisfy increasing demand, without significant capital expenditure, while new products are launched and produced.
Drive continuous productivity improvement across the operation through the implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives.
Drive the objective of Value Creation into every function of the organization
Develop operating budgets, capital plans and cost reduction initiatives
Set tactical goals and objectives for deployment at all levels of the plant operation
Provide leadership by setting expected performance levels and taking action to reward, counsel and if necessary, remove individuals as appropriate
Create a work environment that encourages creative thinking and stresses accountability
Perform core/non-core analysis, and assesses make vs. buy decisions
Drive cost efficient manufacturing capabilities by:
Leveraging synergies across the enterprise
Developing systems and procedures that increase productivity and efficiency
Establishing and tracking metrics for cost, quality, delivery, inventory, customer lead-time, safety and new product launch
Drive the execution of manufacturing initiatives by:
Understanding and responding to the requirements of Electrolux’s customers and suppliers
Integrating suppliers into the total manufacturing strategy
Aligning plant requirements with corporate manufacturing objectives without sacrificing performance
Providing Electrolux Manufacturing Systems (EMS) guidance to the internal manufacturing and product development teams, and supplier partners
Ability to positively represent the organization within the community
Everything concerning about ISO 9001 & ISO 14001.

Has the authority to identify and implement action plans, to reduce or eliminate any possible environmental impact generated by any work activity related to this position.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in technical field, MBA highly desirable

Required Languages

Experience leading a large, complex operation with proven record of successful product launches
Profit planning and operational P&L experience at a plant or operating level
Strong experience with and a commitment to lean manufacturing concepts and six sigma processes
Record of progressive leadership roles within a complex, high volume, manufacturing company with a minimum of 5 years at the operational leadership level
In-depth understanding of standard costing and development of variable and fixed overhead rates
Experience recruiting, developing and retaining a talented and energetic supply leadership team

Highly strategic in thought and behavior, while driving daily execution
Strategic and creative leadership abilities
Possess a high sense of urgency with the ability to make and implement tough and timely decisions.
Known as a leader that focuses on the Customer while always driving quality and cost
Effective communicator
Able to create a manufacturing vision that is highly business relevant and can be systematically implemented
Superior intellectual agility, dealing comfortably and quickly with complex issues
Comfortable in a variety of business and social settings
Leader and team player
Focused on results with a high sense of urgency
Confidence and courage to champion change
Characterized by integrity and high professional standards
Understands the corporate and business environments; understands the global content of each decision and be able to maximize opportunities
Ability to identify and develop talented people
Energized by the challenges of business and collaborative leadership
Provides stability during stressful periods of the business cycle

Physical Demands
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.