Assistant General Manager - Knoxville, TN
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Assistant General Manager - Knoxville, TN
1323 Proctor Street
Knosville, Tennessee, 37921
WestRock has an opportunity in our Knoxville Recycle facility for an Assistant General Manager. Knoxville Recycle is a flagship plant and a training ground for future management (must be willing to relocate). The role of the Assistant General Manager of a WestRock recycled fiber plant is to assist and apprentice in the management of all aspects of the facility. Management areas include plant operations (multi-shifts), compliance, safety, business development, employee management, and meeting corporate profit goals. Our goal is to increase our management bench strength within the division. The ideal candidate will be ambitious, open to being mentored, and willing to relocate as needed. We are looking to make a long-term investment in the ideal candidate.
The Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the General Manager in the following areas -
Maintain a strong focus with the primary emphasis geared towards SOAR behavior tracking, injury recognition and prevention, while utilizing Division and Corporate assistance
Direct the training and implementation of all required Safety programs
Ensure all safety and environmental programs are up-to-date and fully functional
Understand and implement savings initiatives while maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction
Coordinate the production of the facility in order to achieve division goals
Supervise the dispatch of raw materials and shipment of finished goods
Maintain an effective work force through personnel management
Maintain compliance in all areas including, but not limited to, OSHA, EPA, DOT and all local codes
Maintain the security of all company assets and information
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the P & L and financial support functions
Seek out and develops new opportunities for increased business
Manage and direct the efforts of the procurement representative and the customer service representative
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
What You Need to Succeed:
Bachelor’s degree required
MBA a plus
Motivated to learn and grow in the industry
Experience in the recycling & waste industry a plus (recycle, document destruction, waste hauling)
3+ years of work experience required
Supervisory / Leadership experience a plus
Must be willing to relocate
What We Offer:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
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