This is a confidential search for a dynamic individual with growth potential who will provide operational leadership, improve processes and efficiencies, develop team members and implement strategies for increased capacity.

Assignment: 4266
Title: Plant Operations Leader
Industry: Building Materials
Reports To: COO
Location: Mid-Atlantic

Our Client:

Our client is experiencing dynamic growth with a non-commodity high-end building materials product that is highly regarded in its category.  Growth in demand had led to construction of a new manufacturing facility for expanded capability and capacity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational leadership, ensuring a customer-centric focus on complete and on-time delivery rate and strategy with an understanding of process flow and scheduling.
  • Improve efficiencies in process, flow, labor cost and staffing, and first-pass yield/quality/scrap reduction.
  • Contribute to development of “preferred place to work” culture through effective employee interaction and engagement.
  • Assess talent, develop the team (supervisors / leads) to sustain significant growth.
  • Participate in capacity increase plans in a new facility.

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ production leadership in a growth environment manufacturing a quality “fashion” building material
  • Growth potential of someone who has demonstrated strong leadership potential
  • Demonstrated “strategic” thinking, planning and organizational skills
  • Leadership skills in interacting with and engaging employees
  • Technical and Continuous Improvement thought process – demonstrated process improvement success utilizing “Lean” and/or other CI tools
  • Familiarity with CNC automated and manual processes and ERP interface


Rick Mohrman
Executive Recruiter


Abigail Seymour