Plant Manager - Wood Dale , IL in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: VID003593

About Us

We invite you to Imprint the WORLDTM on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000+ associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.

As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:
• ENGAGE in bringing consumer brands to market globally.   
• DRIVE results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). 
• REALIZE your potential! 


The Plant Manager will lead the Wood Dale plant to successfully enhance and implement the global manufacturing strategy by supporting production of $100M in sales. 

Since the Wood Dale plant is the flagship equipment site for the business, this position will be responsible for creating sustainable competitive advantage and operational excellence in safety, quality, delivery and cost driven by leveraging not only the Danaher Business System (DBS), but also by driving cross-functional collaboration.  Accomplishing these objectives will require the implementation and continuous improvement of lean manufacturing processes as well as the development a highly efficient and effective organization, culture and talent base.

Key Responsibilities: 
• Build and Manage a best in class Operation team at Wood Dale
• Sustain and add to the organizational culture where the use of daily management and continuous process improvement is fully embraced as the way to achieve sustainable competitive advantage
• Create and effectively implementing sustainable business processes that result in improved leverage of working capital.
• Implement sustainable business processes that result in lower product costs and operating expenses.
• Create and effectively implementing business processes that meet customer expectation and ensure reliability of product shipments.
• Lead the operational culture with safety at the forefront of every business decision
• Proven results in improved product quality.
• Communicate expectations regarding performance and hold people accountable for results.  
• Ability to lead and work collaboratively to support team to achieve overall safety, quality, delivery and cost improvement goals.
• Aptitude to react quickly to resolve/correct potential issues and target misses is a must. 
• Skilled in developing a "best practices" benchmarked process & system management for this endeavor is a key imperative.  
• Commited to being part of an integrated organization is mandatory.  The needs, priorities & goals of the organization must be the "vision" requirements in support of this critical endeavor.

Job Requirements


• Education – Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations/Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or related field is required; MBA strongly desired.  
• Strong collaboration skills specifically with business functional leaders to support revenue growth, customer satisfaction and enterprise efficiency.
• Preferably at least five years of manufacturing management or ; Prior Plant/Operations daily management, process development and organizational development experience in a Lean operations environment, preferred.
• Demonstrated track record of success in using DBS / Lean  (e.g. – 5S, visual management, standard work and kaizen) to drive sustainable competitive advantage through the achievement of operational excellence in product quality, delivery, cost and working capital leverage.
• Strong analytical and problem solving used in an assembly/manufacturing environment 
• Project management leadership as it relates to annual Policy Deployment (PD) initiatives, daily Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), Daily Management and tactical projects.
• Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.
• Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
• Financial skills including cost modeling, cost analysis, make vs. buy analysis and P&L analysis; Develop and ensure monthly execution to budget targets, understanding the intricacies of GAAP.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
• Experience in management of materials within an assembly/manufacturing environment strongly preferred
• Experience in managing large, diverse teams of engineers, production managers, materials managers and EHS leaders

Videojet Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world. 

Videojet is part of a global family of 20+ operating companies who drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. With operating companies based around the world – our groundbreaking  businesses operate across four strategic platforms:
• Product Identification
• Water Quality
• Dental
• Life Sciences & Diagnostics

We are proud to say that we’re a Fortune 150 company of 59,000 dedicated associates who are Helping Realize Life’s Potential every day by bringing our diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives together to make a  difference.