Production Manager - Cedar Rapids, IA

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 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.

Production Manager - Cedar Rapids, IA


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

WestRock will be a company where each of us genuinely belongs, is respected and valued, and can do our best work, and where diversity, inclusion and equity are competitive advantages.

Opportunity Summary:  As a Plant Manager, you are responsible for the day-to-day activities of maintaining the plant facility operations, including safety policies, personnel, housekeeping, maintenance, production activities, customer requirements, planning and scheduling. You will serve as a member of the management leadership team and must contribute to achieving sales objectives. You will also serve as a coach to team members and assist in the development and evaluation of direct reports. 

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Provide leadership and guidance on the coordination of plant activities through planning with Superintendents to ensure the manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Review customer requirements and specifications to identify improvement opportunities and implement solutions to increase customer satisfaction

  • Coordinate and maintain ongoing, effective, safety plans to ensure program adoption and implementation 

  • Offer new ideas to support fulfillment of department goals and procedures for continuous improvement, retention of customer base, company profitability, and employee job satisfaction

  • Develop and manage defined communication channels across various stakeholder groups to build effective relationships and produce superior products

  • Manage P&L, capital expenditures, manufacturing costs and operating efficiencies to improve plant profitability

  • Monitor and control waste management to manage production costs and reduce environmental impacts

What you need to succeed:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing industry

  • 7 plus years of related leadership experience in a production facility

  • Demonstrated mechanical acumen

  • Proven experience using scheduling software

  • Ability to work in fast paced JIT (just-in-time) manufacturing environment 

  • Demonstrated expertise in process management to ensure production efficiency

  • Relentless determination and courage to make things happen; strong execution skills; results-oriented

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

  • Demonstrated understanding of quality processes and continuous improvement, such as Six Sigma certification

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact across all levels of the organization, while accomplish organizational goals

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

  • Established courses of action for self and/or others to accomplish specific planning goals

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

 

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