Our Client, a successful and growing timber manufacturing plant located in Fermoy, Co. Cork is looking to recruit an experienced Plant Manager.

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge and experience as Plant Manager with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles. They will be responsible for all Production, Maintenance and Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) on the Fermoy sawmill site.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively promote and prioritise a safe working environment for our people.
  • Working closely with SHEQ Manager, ensure appropriate policies, procedures, staff and processes are in place to meet the safety, health environment, and quality assurance standards.
  • Develop the sawmill production plan to maximise the return to the business from the sawmill, working closely with Forestry and Sales managers.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall production strategy for the Group.
  • Monitor the production performance of the sawmill against the budget through a set of agreed KPIs.
  • Drive efficiencies at all levels in the sawmill, through short/medium term projects.
  • Drive standardisation of approaches, practices and reporting across the sawmill through a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Lead and support the people agenda on site from a recruitment, onboarding, development and employee engagement perspective in conjunction with HR.
  • Establish a regular pattern of (daily, weekly and bi-weekly) production meetings within the sawmill to ensure the delivery of the production plan.
  • Form strong working relationships with supervisors to support them in their roles and to enable them to share knowledge and best practices.
  • Contribute to the development of the capital investment strategy plan and the implementation of capital and NPD projects for the site.
  • Develop a strong culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ Plant / Site Management experience is essential
  • Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory standards.
  • Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return.
  • Leads by example, with a “can do” approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic.
  • Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance.
  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level.
  • Understands the importance of managing and developing people.
  • Creates a climate in which people can do their best.
  • Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships.

For more information contact zhana@rtlanerecruitment.ie or call me on 022 26006

If this role is not quite right but you are looking for a similar role, please reach out to zhana@rtlanerecruitment.ie or call 02226006

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