Plant/Operations Manager Placed for Global Silicates, Silicas, and Derivative Products Provider

Our talent advisors were engaged to fill a Plant Manager role to lead our client’s plant by directing and managing plant activities to ensure a safe and efficient operation that meets the company’s goals for safety, compliance, quality, and profitability. This person would lead the effort to promote a strong EH&S culture that enables an accident-free workplace and ensures compliance with all OSHA’s environmental regulatory requirements. They were also planning to implement a continuous improvement process that utilizes Lean tools such as OEE and 5S and engages employees at all levels in the organization in driving improvements in safety, quality, cost, and delivery.

This client needed a person who would embed a Quality Management System. Someone to ensure products are manufactured within specifications and raw material losses are minimized. They would also build a high-performing team through effective coaching, training, and the establishment of clearly communicated goals and objectives as well as collaborate with the Engineering department to develop and implement projects that improve productivity and safety. They would create and manage annual budgets for capital expenditure, fixed, and variable costs.

Client Profile

Our client is a leading global silicates, silicas, and derivative products provider. With a strong emphasis on safety and sustainability, this company’s products are being used across various industrial processes and customer products. Their offerings have found utility in various fields, from decorative paints to cement, clean drinking water to green tires, and toothpaste to biofuels and beer.

Our Approach

Our talent advisors found a stellar, hands-on Plant/Operations Manager with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and 20 years of experience in operations. They found this candidate within seven days of starting the recruiting process. The client’s role had been open for quite a while, and it was an urgent need due to retirement.

Client Impact

Our client had a specific need for a leader that would “roll up their sleeves.” They needed someone with experience managing diverse teams, lean manufacturing knowledge, union experience, and an engineering background.
PQ Corporation