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Plant Manager


Whitehouse, OH, US, 43571

Job ID:  50619
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Operations Management



Role Description:

To lead and coordinate the activities of salaried and hourly associates to meet/exceed location operating goals/efficiencies in the areas of safety, production, and customer satisfaction.

The position reports to the Manufacturing Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the local plant budget to exceed the business results.
  • Lead and coordinate the activities of all plant personnel engaged in the production and processing of can/end production.
  • Develop daily operating plans coordinate staff to lead maintenance, and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements. Review metrics and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Confer as needed with plant staff to coordinate operations and activities throughout the facility. 
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment and ensure supervisors train associates as necessary.
  • Ensure all associates adhere to production and processing standards.
  • Provide guidance to direct reports in resolving employee complaints and or grievances.
  • Ensure all Company procedures and policies applicable to your operation are enforced.
  • Ensure all production, quality, and maintenance systems are in working order.
  • Monitor and drive scrap and spoilage to a minimum.
  • Provide the annual performance review for direct reports.
  • Managers: Establish a working environment which promotes the importance of employees acting with integrity and in an ethical manner.*
  • Managers: Ensure the execution of key internal controls within the area of responsibility.*
  • Managers: Demonstrate commitment to the Ardagh core values and policies and procedures.*

*Required by Group Sustainability




  • Minimum 10 years in manufacturing with proven Plant Management experience
  • 5-7 years in manufacturing supervision, quality, and related areas in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proactive employee relations leadership to include coaching and mentoring subordinates.
  • Can set the bar for operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment and processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administrative and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, employee relations, leadership techniques, in the coordination of people and resources.
  • Mechanical: Knowledge of machines, tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Operations or related discipline is strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Lean tools and principles is also desired.
  • This job requires having the desire to lead and the willingness to take charge, offer direction and opinions and accept feedback. This job requires a high degree of personal accountability.
  • This job requires being honest and ethical in all related business decisions.
  • The position requires the ability to show concern for others, be sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and be understanding and helpful on the job.
  • This job requires a high degree of dependability, reliability, responsibility and accountability for results.
  • This job requires a level of independence, which develops in creating one’s own ways of doing things by guiding oneself with little or no supervision.
  • The position requires the ability to build a team spirit on several levels and to create a positive work environment.
  • The position requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills and influencing capabilities.









Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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