Site Manager

POSTED ON 12/1/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 1/28/2023
Site Manager Hired Organization Address Southwest Chicago Suburbs, IL Full Time

Job Posting for Site Manager at Site Manager

Seeking a Site Manager to be responsible for managing and leading a critical Manufacturing operation for our client in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Reporting to the Site Manager will be two Unit Managers and a Site Maintenance Manager. In addition, the Site Manager will be leading and facilitating collaboration amongst other sites in North and South America. This direct hire Site Management position will report to the Operations Director. 

The incumbent will be aligning operational personnel, processes, measurements, standards, capital, and resources with the primary focus areas of HSE, quality, delivery, cost, inventory, and productivity; against Functional, Business, and Company goals and objectives. The incumbent will be fostering an organizational culture of safety, integrity, continuous improvement, ownership, diversity, and accountability while developing strong operational know-how, experience, and talent.


  • Work with the organization to ensure safe and beneficial operations of the Site that achieve annual functional, business, and company goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for HSE Leadership and results; driving to Zero OSHAs incidents, 100% regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate with Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental functions to implement policies and maintain compliance with external and internal requirements.
  • Lead the team to be a world-class, customer-centric team, motivating and leading the team in the framework of a Manufacturing & Business strategy to improve overall performance KPI's.
  • Continuous Improvement / Manufacturing Excellence: Lead continuous improvement culture and systems across all plants to ensure and improve quality, productivity, reduction of fixed and variable costs (raw material usage) and improve all aspects of OEE, through the implementation and use of Lean tools and practices.
  • Lead continuous improvements by identifying process gaps related to quality (Voice of the Customer and Critical to Quality), sustainability, manufacturing, administrative processes, and procedures, and implementing viable sustainable solutions.
  • Improve asset capability while optimizing efficiencies, yields, cost, and reliability.
  • Maintaining or exceeding current quality standards.
  • Implement measures, systems, and processes that track KPIs; utilizing visual management to keep the organization focused and motivated.
  • Directly responsible for managing the annual budgeting process, aligning with the business financial goals and targets.
  • Directly responsible for achieving operational fixed and variable cost goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the other domestic sites to help drive best practices, budgetary control, and operational fixed and variable cost goals.
  • Work closely with business and finance to analyze cost results, understand detail, and deliver forecasts.
  • Develop manufacturing strategies that maintain high service levels while minimizing on-hand inventory.
  • Minimize obsolete inventory by measuring and controlling aging inventory and collaborating with sales to manage risks.
  • Ensure proper coordination of all supply chain personnel, processes, and materials to achieve the company objective of year-over-year On-Time and In-Full delivery.
  • Work with the business to optimize the network while minimizing and optimizing regional production assistance, and achieving business inventory targets.
  • Participate directly in the supply chain process, including strategic and tactical capacity planning and execution.
  • Partner with HR to develop and implement personal improvement plans, manage performance, and succession plans.
  • Work closely with the Engineering group to execute the annual capital plan, utilizing the stage gate process.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on short and long-term manufacturing and capital planning needed to support the mid and long-term business needs.
  • Ensures that plants deliver outstanding production reliability and customer service and maintain ISO 14001 and other certifications.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Quality program enhancements to achieve the objective of zero internal and external defects.
  • Participate and support the development and execution of Business growth plans.
  • Implement strategies in alignment with Business strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Experience, and Competency Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or other related fields, with a minimum of 10-15 years experience in large chemical plant operations is a MUST HAVE. (Multi-site international operations experience is a plus).
  • Experience and application in Continuous Improvement programs, Six Sigma, and/or Lean Mfg. activities.
  • Demonstrated strong team leadership and team building skills which focus on informal influencing of others with data-driven logic vs. formal organizational hierarchy.
  • Effective written and oral communication as well as presentation skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and motivate employees through interpersonal and lean techniques to achieve site and corporate goals or initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills which include the ability to make simple, meaningful conclusions from complex technical data including determining the final financial benefits or gains.
  • Must be willing to lead a strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement concepts, processes, and tools and have the aptitude to build a deep understanding and ability to apply these concepts using the relevant tools and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements to analyze and utilize financial information.


  • This role requires 20% travel. 
Position Benefits:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account. 
  • 401K (matches 50% of the first 6% that you save on a before-tax basis. 
  • New hires are eligible for healthcare and life/disability benefits on the first of the month after 30 days of employment.

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