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Plant Manager

We are recruiting for a Plant Manager for our Automotive location in the West Midlands. The Plant Manager is responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations including Operations, Health & Safety, Quality, HR, Finance, and IT.

About the Role

How you will contribute

The Plant Manager is responsible to ensure the tactical day to day operational functions are maintained within a safety-first environment whilst planning strategically and promoting continuous improvement. Tasks will be:

  • To ensure that customer expectations are met and/or exceeded within the confines of company guidelines.
  • Meet company objectives with respect to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale and Environment.
  • Monthly & Quarterly presentations to customer senior management relative to our scorecard and initiatives.
  • Participate in customer invited meetings to support Customer strategic objectives.
  • Drive internally, communicate with the customer and demonstrate initiatives supporting continuous improvement.
  • Prioritize activities associated with the elimination of waste in all aspects of our operations through the promotion and execution of the concepts of lean manufacturing.
  • Quarterly presentations to senior management of syncreon re Plant objectives and initiatives.
  • Establish contract life business plan, annual budgets, ensuring targets are met and mitigation of any negative cost impacts.
  • Ensure process change is managed and documented to ensure the safeguarding of operational performance & commercial agreements.
  • Local initiatives to ensure plant progression in all regards.
  • Manage all customer dissatisfaction including production downtime, repeat quality issues and any personal issues.
  • Continue to build a stronger salaried team capable of leading the hourly workforce into the demands of the future.
  • Work with the business development and account management group to identify business opportunities within the capabilities of the plant and local area


Your Key Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree or Associates degree preferred.
  • Managerial experience at various levels within syncreon and/or other manufacturing locations
  • Manufacturing / logistics background in the automotive industry is preferred. Job experience in an OEM or Tier 1 operation is beneficial.
  • Experience operating within a complex large scale customer facility managing demands of multiple sub departments.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Must adjust work schedule as determined by the demands of the business, a certain flexibility is mandatory.
  • Must be able to communicate to large numbers of employees effectively.
  • Must be able to prepare complex presentations and present to leadership and customers.
  • Be open, candid and truthful. Never pursue a political agenda but simply explore best solutions. Integrity and respect for individuals are part of a candid culture.
  • Proactively seek solutions and make decisions. 
  • Travelling is involved.
  • Ensure that customer expectations are met and/or exceeded within the confines of company guidelines.


syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfilment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process, may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

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