Plant General Manager directs, manages, and optimizes the overall operations of one or more plants or other production facilities. Sets policies and makes decisions guiding productivity, quality, and cost efficiency of plant operations. Being a Plant General Manager establish systems to collect metrics, analyze productivity and set performance targets that will meet revenue and cost goals. Leads the development and deployment of manufacturing practices focused on quality and continuous improvement. Additionally, Plant General Manager ensures robust plant safety and security procedures and training are in place and that operations are in compliance with all required regulations. Leads any labor relations activities involving the plant. Directs plant level support functions including finance, engineering, materials, quality assurance, and human resources to ensure alignment with overall plant operations. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or related field. Typically reports to top management. The Plant General Manager manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Plant General Manager typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)
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