Plant Manager

Posted 19 September 2023
LocationCounty Longford
Job type Permanent
Discipline EngineeringManufacturing
Contact NameOliver Hayes

Job description

What you need to know
A leading and well-established manufacturer of high-quality building materials to the construction industry in Ireland and the UK is looking for an experienced and driven Plant Manager to join its team in Longford.

As the Plant Manager, you will report directly to the divisional Business Unit Head and work with them collaboratively to implement good manufacturing practices and ensure lean principles are utilised wherever possible. You will be responsible for managing the performance of production, maintenance, health, safety, environment, and quality at the company’s site in Longford. 


Your new job: 

Duties & responsibilities: 

  • Promote and prioritise a safe working environment for our people.

  • Working closely with SHEQ Manager, ensuring appropriate policies, procedures, staff and processes are in place to meet the safety, health environment, and quality assurance standards.

  • Develop production plans in conjunction with senior management to maximise the efficiency of the operations and return on capital.

  • Contribute to the development of the overall production strategy for the business.

  • Monitor the production performance of the site against the budget through a set of agreed KPIs.

  • Drive efficiencies at all levels of the business through short/medium-term process improvement projects.

  • Drive standardisation of approaches, practices and reporting across the business through a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Lead and support the people agenda on-site by taking an active role in recruitment, onboarding, development and employee engagement in conjunction with HR.

  • Establish a regular pattern of (daily, weekly and bi-weekly) production meetings with the production teams to ensure the execution of the production plans.

  • Build strong working relationships with Supervisors so they’re supported in their roles, enabling them to share knowledge and best practices with staff under their management.

  • Contribute to the development of the capital investment strategy plan and the implementation of capital and NPD projects.

  • Oversee smooth and efficient operations across the business from planning, design, production, and delivery.

  • Develop a strong culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement.


What are we looking for? 

  • Qualification in Engineering, Business, Manufacturing or another related field.

  • Minimum 5 years’ Plant / Site Management experience is essential; experience in the building materials sector is advantageous.

  • Knowledge and experience in promoting a safe working environment and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

  • A proven track record in increasing efficiency to maximise return for the site.

  • Leads by example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic.

  • Very strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and possesses excellent attention to detail.

  • An inner drive to exceed goals and drive others towards high levels of performance.

  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level.

  • Places a strong emphasis on the importance of managing and developing people so they reach their potential.

  • Create a high-performance and inclusive culture where all members of staff are given the opportunity to perform to the best of their abilities.

  • Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build trusted relationships.

Apply for this job now by sending in a Word version of your CV or contact Oliver Hayes directly at

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