Plant Manager at Guardian Glass

1 Apr | Glass jobs opportunities

Job Locations: US-WI-Sun Prairie
Category: Operations Position
Type: (Portal Searching) Regular Full-Time

Who is Guardian Industries?

When you are looking at a city’s skyline or any of the latest cars and trucks, chances are you’re seeing our products. Through Guardian Glass, a Guardian Industries company, we make high- performance, energy efficient glass for homes and buildings. SRG Global™, a Guardian Industries company, makes automotive trim products that define a vehicle’s DNA and help improve fuel efficiency.

And perhaps most of all, we make the ideas, formulas and processes that make these products possible. Guardian Industries is 18,000 people working to make products that improve people’s lives! To Learn more visit our website at:

Guardian Glass is seeking you to become our next Plant Manager!

This position is located in Sun Prairie, WI. The Sun Prairie, Wisconsin facility produces insulated and tempered glass products for the residential window industry. This plant is an essential piece of our Guardian glass fabrication division that focuses on delivering make-to-order glass products and solutions to our end customers.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading the plant team, advancing our MBM culture and maximizing long-term value at the Sun Prairie facility. This position has direct supervisory responsibility for the production team, maintenance, quality, EHS (environmental health and safety) and various operational support roles at the plant. This is a P&L ownership position and has a high level of visibility with growth opportunities beyond the site.

Provide strategic direction for the Sun Prairie plant to ensure we meet and exceed the needs of our customers while using the fewest possible resources
Forster a culture consistent with our MBM Guiding Principles by working with the key management team to identify weak points and drive accountability to close them
Develop and maintain a set of key performance indicators to monitor the plant’s execution and make adjustments when necessary
Direct and maintain a long-term plan to drive plant efficiencies, remove waste and drive down product cost that will enhance our competitive advantage
Connect team members to our global, regional, and plant priorities
Support ongoing customer service efforts of existing customers
Support Sales & Operational Planning process, including production scheduling and staffing, production execution, order delivery and fulfillment, and inventory management
Hold the leadership team accountable for creating an environment where people earn out Ticket to Operate daily by putting safety first, working without injury and ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations

This leader will lead the site’s efforts in the following 8 elements of operational excellence:

Process and Operational Safety
Conduct of Operations
Quality, Yield and Supply Chain
Project Execution

What You Will Need?

Bachelor’s degree in technical or related field
A minimum of 15 years of work experience in production operations with large portion being of supervisory experience.
Quick thinking skills and ability to be decisive
Strong business and managerial accounting skills
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills, customer focus, and ability to work successfully in teams
Track record with establishing and maintaining strong processes in a team atmosphere

What Will Put You Ahead?

Experience managing insulated glass fabrication or commercial/residential window facilities
Bachelor’s degree in operations management, industrial engineering, or business administration
Prior experience managing large production facilities
Relocation is available for this position

What Do We Have To Offer?

If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Guardian Europe
19, rue du Puits Romain, L-8070
8070 Bertrange
Phone: +352 28 111 1