General Manager - Cedar Rapids, IA

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WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

General Manager - Cedar Rapids, IA


1601 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52402
United States

Opportunity summary:  As General Manager you will have full responsibility for the performance and profitability of the plant facility. This includes managing and focusing on measures associated with safety, quality, cost and productivity and focusing on strategic expansion by increasing local and regional sales. Additionally will create the vision for the plants Bulk / Triple Wall capabilities and possibly translate that vision to other facilities in the future.

 

How you will impact WestRock:

·       Maintain the plant’s profitability and ensure all safety and quality requirements are met

·       Develop and implement business plans that align with company goals and overall strategic vision 

·       Build a high performing team and work collaboratively to drive change initiatives within the organization

·       Drive and implement continuous improvement initiatives tied to the strategic business direction

·       Build partnerships with your Corporate Sales Managers to identify Business Unit growth opportunities and maintain relationships with key accounts 

·       Oversee sales and production of a multi-plant division to meet short-term and long-term divisional objectives to achieve optimum efficiency

·       Build effective alliances with other Business Units, Sales, Logistics, Production, Safety and Quality Managers to better serve customers that cross multiple business units

 

What you need to succeed:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering

·       Bring 7-10 years of progressive management experience in the industry. along with proven experience in budget and financial management

·       Must have a minimum 7 years of Manufacturing/Operations experience

·       Bulk/Triple Wall Sales & Manufacturing experience strongly preferred

·       Have a proven track record of goal-setting and achievement and demonstrated ability to build, lead, and motivate diverse teams

·       Ability to initiate projects in pursuit of greater profitability, anticipate potential problems and address them early

·       Ability to facilitate the development of others’ knowledge and skills

·       Demonstrated knowledge of capital management (P&L and capital budgets) and analyzing financial data

·       Must possess excellent strategic planning and analytical skills

·       Ability to operate with the customers’ best interest in mind

·       Ability to respond quickly to changing demands, processes and updated information

·       Communicate effectively with the ability to adjust communication style based on audience

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