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Plant Manager

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Assumption, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

Plant Manager/Site Leader - Assumption, IL

Who We Are Looking For

GSI is seeking a talented, passionate and highly motivated professional to join the team as Plant Manager/Site Leader.  The ideal candidate will have a successful track record driving operational improvements and building a culture of lean and continuous improvement. This position will also work hand in hand with the sales and commercial side of the business to help facilitate rapid growth. 


What You Will Do

  • Manage all operational aspects for a build to order, low volume, high complexity, high variation environment, with short lead times business  
  • Delivers results and meets metrics and financial commitments
  • Deep operational experience in “implementing” Lean where it did not exist before, experience shaping and sustaining lean culture
  • Equipment/operational experience in metal fabrication, paint, welding, assembly, metal cutting/forming (lasers, punches, brakes, forming, etc.) 
  • Extremely “resourceful”, a builder vs. a maintainer
  • Exceptional materials background, material flow, Theory of Constraints, ERP systems  
  • Commercially minded, loves getting out in the field to see equipment installations and resolve issues to further continuous improvement efforts
  • Exceptional developer of talent, proven track record of building strong teams in a fast-paced, built to order environment


What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial technology or related field. 
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification (preferred)
  • 10+ years in Operations
  • Minimum 3-5 years managing a Plant whereby successes were measurable and sustained.
  • Must have demonstrated and measurable achievements transforming operational excellence across all operational functions. 
  • The strong operational excellence should include demonstrated leadership in lean and six sigma.
  • Experience in a high mix, low volume discrete manufacturing production environment.
  • Strong builder of teams, and above average experience working cross-functionally. 
  • Full P&L responsibility a plus.
  • Must be highly resourceful with a strong ME/Problem solving background. 
  • Outstanding business acumen, with a passion for growth. 
  • Proven track record of implementing Lean, and driving value added operational metrics that are believed by the customer.
  • Proven track record of delivering results, while maintaining a win-win for internal and external customers.
  • Strong influencer, ability to deal with ambiguity, and great track record of meeting commitments.
  • Past history of challenging the status quo using data to make informed fast-paced decisions in the best interest of the Company.



What We Offer

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique!

ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We’re committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential.

POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people around the world who share your enthusiasm.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOU – Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…

Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Smart Solutions

Our five grain and protein brands help our customers manage seeds and grains, protect animal health and improve productivity. GSI and Cimbria offer advanced, integrated systems that make storing, conditioning, moving, and managing grain and seed easier and more profitable. Cumberland and AP leverage the latest high-tech solutions to improve poultry and swine production, including state-of-the-art climate control, biosecurity, and feeding systems. And Tecno’s innovative layer housing helps egg producers protect the well-being of their birds and achieve better results.

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Plant Manager, Plant, Plant Operator, Management, Manufacturing

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