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Plant Manager (Cork)

  • Job Ref: 8439
  • Cork
  • Operations

Role Purpose

Are you looking for a new opportunity to continue your career with an industry leading plant operations company?

Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will have an in-depth knowledge and experience as Plant Manager with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles.
You will be responsible for all Production, Maintenance and Safety, Health, Environment and Quality on the site. 
You will work closely with Forestry, Sales and Group Operations to manage the production capacity to deliver on strategic objectives, while also working with the Capital & Development team on capital expenditure and new products introduction.
You will also work with the other company site in Ireland to ensure there is a strong working relationship as this is critical to the overall business.

· 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 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 against the budget through a set of agreed KPIs.
· Drive efficiencies at all levels, through short/medium term projects.
· Drive standardisation of approaches, practices and reporting through a culture of continuous improvement.
· Lead and support the people agenda on site in conjunction with HR.
· Establish a regular pattern of production meetings 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.
· Develop a strong culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement.



· Qualification in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.
· 5 years’ Plant / Site Management experience
· Experience promoting a safe working environment
· 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.
· Strong organisation skills and attention to detail.
· Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance.
· Experience managing and developing people.
· Capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
· Strong communication and relationship building skills.