What does a Plant Manager Leader do?
A plant manager is responsible for the entire operations of a manufacturing plant. This includes the management and coordination of daily activities to ensure high performance and production at all times. Other duties include ensuring company policies and procedures are followed as well as assisting in the onboarding process of new hires and providing training and educational materials to staff members. Depending on the industry, career advancements for a plant manager may result in a directorial or executive position.
Although a minimum of a bachelor's degree in business or engineering is required to be a plant manager, larger companies may require a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree of their managers. Good candidates for the job display strong understanding of regulatory requirements for operating plants to ensure policies and procedures are adhered to and often possess excellent communication skills and leadership attributes. Due to the nature of the job, a plant manager must be physically able to sit, stand and walk around for long periods at a time.
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Plant Manager Leader Insights
“Salary is Good and Comparatively Better”
“401k / benefits are not the best”
“Good good good good good”
“Amazing cool good money fun”
“Nice place and well salary and the job type is agriculture i like it”
“Henkel is amazing multinational company to work for and to develop my career”
“great opportunity to grow as a leader and for your career”
“Good work and best earning to this company”
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- Regional Manager
- Area Manager
- General Manager
- District Manager
The most common qualifications to become a leader plant manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.