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Regional Director, AMS - US Operations

Company: SWM International
Location: Athens
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:


Primary Responsibilities:

* Lead the daily operations of the Athens manufacturing facility.

* Strategize with the VP/GM of the Erosion and Sediment Control business.

* Assist Plant Operations Managers in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.

* Champion the company s safety, sustainability and employee engagement programs within the US facilities (AMS).

* Lead the implementation of Process Control methodology (data analytics to manage quality) in all assigned locations.

* Planning and achieving optimum employee levels, cost and productivity objectives with the least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plan.

* Hire, train, develop and evaluate direct reports and successors. Take developmental and corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy/procedures.

* Drive 10% productivity improvement year over year.

* Ensure compliance with current federal, state and local regulations. Consult with Human Resources and Legal Department as appropriate.

* Collaboration with SWM Corporate Operational Excellence Leader to formulate and achieve cost and productivity objectives by deploying Lean, Six Sigma and other best practices.

* Drive accountability in the use of Root Cause Problem solving across all plant activities

* Travel up to 45% domestically.

* Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor s degree in industrial, mechanical, engineering or technical degree in related discipline

* 10+ years experience in global manufacturing management, preferably in plastic extrusion or other related production operation or a combination of education and experience.

Additional Skills:

* Experience managing multi-site manufacturing facilities

* Use of data and analytics to drive improvement

* Track record of leading through change / transformation

* Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills

* Track record of successful team building and management

* High level of overall business acumen; a team player with strong cross-functional collaboration skills

* Strong change, project and cost management skills

* Major project and contract negotiation skills

* Computer proficiency with ability to present functional specifications

* International manufacturing experience in a matrixed organization

* Experience working with plastic manufacturing-based technology, processes and principles is preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. SWM International is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at SWM, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at

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