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General Manager Recycling - Marietta, GA
1775 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia, 30008
The General Manager at WestRock Cobb County Recycle plan is responsible
for the total operation and financial success of the
facility. Management areas include plant operations,
compliance, safety, business development, employee management, and meeting
corporate financial goals
As site leader, the General Manager is responsible for the safety, operational
excellence and business results of a large, multi-product recycling
facility. To successfully achieve the desired results, the GM
has oversight and ownership for all business results working closely across all
Key areas of accountability include:
• Drive a culture of
safety across the facility, investing in behavioral recognition programs and a
strong focus on hazard recognition and prevention utilizing corporate resources
• Ensure a systemic
approach to maintenance, delivering a preventative maintenance plan and
investment in appropriate capital projects.
• Works closely with
sister paper mill as primary customer to ensure their quality and service needs
are met daily.
closely with sales/supply resources to ensure appropriate recycle contracts and
drive profitable disposition of product.
• Engages across local
business and government operations to ensure contracts and services to the
benefit of all.
• Collaborates with
procurement, logistics, service, customers to ensure best landed cost of
product to internal paper mills.
• Negotiations with
outside contractors, vendors, suppliers to ensure competitive services and
prices as needed.
• Understands and drives
the financial performance of the business.
• Engages regularly with
employees to ensure alignment, communication and engagement across the
• Leads with integrity and
ensure the facility is compliant with all appropriate standards, policies and
• Oversees large company
owned transportation fleet & drivers. Ensures all compliance.
• Seeks out and develops
new opportunities for increased business.
• Work closely with sales
manager in developing and maintaining relationships with key accounts.
• Build effective
relationships with all departments in plant to produce strong customer
relationships and a superior product.
• Build effective
alliances with other WestRock plants to better serve customers that cross
• Provide a vision for the
plant strategically linking resources of the facility with its respective
• Foster employee
development through training and other resources
• Values and seeks
contributions from all team members and facilitate regular team meetings.
• Control cost within
budgetary limits to achieve profitability.
• Review and understand
annual budget, forecasts and monthly financial summaries for area
• Responsible for
management of assets (P&L) to include material sourcing-procurement, sales,
safety, plant operations, customer service, environmental, and quality.
What You Need to
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience in waste/recycle handling required.
General Manager or operations management experience preferred
Leadership experience a must
Effective negotiating skills.
Ability to operate with the customer's best interest in mind.
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.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and
maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.