The Linde Group is known as one of the world leaders in gases, engineering and healthcare. We operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and generated revenue of 17.9 billion euro in 2015. But what makes us great is our people because they make great things happen. Linde employees take pride in what they do because they know it makes a real difference to our customers. They are empowered to turn a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow. This is how they take the lead, every day.
Linde is currently seeking a Plant Manager to join the team in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.
Purpose of the Position:
Manages the day-to-day operational and financial operations of a Healthcare/CSCM plant ensuring highest level of safety, compliance with safety and quality regulatory requirements, the highest level of customer service and lowest possible cost.
— Manages the day-to-day operational and financial operations of a Healthcare/CSCM plant.
— Responsible for plant P/L.
— Plans, directs, and coordinates production, filling, maintenance, and distribution activities to meet customer needs at minimum investment required.
— Ensures all safety, quality, regulatory, accreditation procedures and policies are implemented and staff appropriately trained.
— Ensures all production is performed according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) as defined by Linde procedures.
— Analyzes Center current financial and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and constraints in order to develop, prepare, and implement goals, projects, and policies that will enable the Center to achieve a competitive advantage in the market.
— Forecasts future trends, needs and develops action plans which will enable the plant to meet the predicted situation
— Coordinates with sales on a regular basis with existing and new business to effectively support the growth strategy of the company, according to an agreed-upon product service offering.
— Develops operating strategies and plan to pro-actively prepare for future demands based on analysis of current and past results.
— Maintains strong customer service focus for all Plant employees; develops and monitors distribution schedules to ensure customers are served in a timely manner.
— Stay close to customer by maintaining and developing relationships with customers.
— Responsible for representing company by ensuring employees and plant meet standards established by organization and cleanliness.
— Develops profit plan for plant using strong P&L knowledge including actions required to meet cost and efficiency targets.
— Facilitates communication within the plant by communicating with staff members keeping them informed of initiatives, strategies, and operational change.
— Actively listens to staff input concerning daily operations to ensure staff members are aware of situations that may affect their work.
— Maintains professional growth by participating on teams and in educational programs and activities to maintain knowledge of national trends and to promote leading-edge expertise within the plant.
— Responsible for building his/her team and developing our bench strength operationally.
— Motivates and encourages employees to participate in team building activities.
— Manage distribution personnel to ensure compliance with DOT and CSA program, ensuring all drivers are compliant with Linde, local, state and federal regulations.
— Manage and maintain local HQAA policies, procedures and compliance.
— Ensures specific federal, state and local employment qualifications are met.
— Ensures customer complaints are reported, cause is investigated and corrective actions are implemented.
— Ensures all policies and procedures are adhered to.
— Ensures local, state and federal regulatory requirements (FDA, DOH, DOT, OSHA etc) are met.
— Represents the site during external regulatory inspections including, but not limited to US FDA, OSHA, and State Boards of Pharmacy
—Bachelor Degree science, engineering, management or supply chain
—Minimum 3 Years Supervisory Experience
—Minimum 5 Years Related Operations/plant mangement experience in medical related
— Operations/production/distribution management experience
— Ability to work with limited supervision and achieve results
— Must be detail oriented and a self starter
— Must possess Financial awareness
— Ability to lead by example
— Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal staff and customer organizations
— Ability to prioritize and manage in a crisis
— Creative problem solving abilities required
— Ability to coach employees to achieve results
— Excellent computer skills with experience in MS Office Tools and SAP preferred
— Six Sigma facilitation skills - use of data driven decision making and the ability to support and champion Six Sigma projects.
— Functional skills:
o Negotiation skills [including negotiation and management of union contracts]
— Managerial skills:
o Continuous improvement drive and ability to implement change in a geographically diverse organization. Relentless drive to challenge the status quo.
o People management – experience managing personnel responsible for delivering Linde Group products to customers and demonstrated ability to encourage personnel to provide superior customer service in a team environment.
o Project management – experience handling multiple projects associated with plant operations, transportation/logistics programs
— Interpersonal skills:
o Possesses strong communications skills at all levels
o Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team environment
o Possesses the ability to think strategically
o Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and improve existing processes/programs
Linde offers excellent salaries, world-class benefits, and unparalleled opportunities for development – all to create an invigorating and satisfying environment.
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Linde is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws