Assistant General Manager - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville / Tennessee / United States

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About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Assistant General Manager - Knoxville, TN


1323 Proctor Street
Knosville, Tennessee, 37921
United States

The Opportunity:

 

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 -
SAFETY

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

 

OPERATIONS

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

 

COMPLIANCE

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

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

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.

 

*CBWRK

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WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 

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