Manufacturing Plant Manager

The Role You’ll Play

Are you a high-energy and enthusiastic leader ready to take on the challenge of driving the manufacturing, financial, and people operations of a large specialty tire plant? If so, this Manufacturing Plant Manager role in Clinton, TN (just outside Knoxville) might be a great career step for you!

As the Manufacturing Plant Manager, you will be the hands-on leader - not only in manufacturing operations but also in establishing an energetic, team-oriented culture within a large team of hourly and management staff. You will be a forward-thinking visionary with a passion for growth and development in your facility, fostering positive relationships within the community, and pursuing company-wide goals and objectives. In this role, you will proactively guide personnel development, direct Lean manufacturing methodologies, and initiate safety and quality initiatives. If you're ready to take on the challenge this role offers, apply now!

Who You Are

  • A hands-on servant leader, passionate about developing and empowering high-energy teams

  • Skilled in adapting to new environments and managing organizational change by gaining stakeholder buy-in and setting a clear vision

  • Experienced in all levels of plant leadership including working on the manufacturing floor or directly managing manufacturing operations

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully implementing continuous improvement across fiscal, operational, manufacturing, and personnel management

  • Well able to maintain a clean, safe, and organized plant which meets or exceeds production & organizational goals

Community | Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Surrounded by seven lakes, with the Smoky Mountains National Park located only 45 minutes of town, Knoxville is nestled in nature and steeped in history. Boasting of more than 20 museums and 7 historic houses, the rich historic tapestry is on full display. Knox County's population is less than 200,000, with residents enjoying a cost of living that's lower than the national average, reflected in reasonable housing ($124,500 medium home value), utility and transportation costs. Home of the University of Tennessee, (go Volunteers!) Knoxville's population is fairly young, which is due in part to a large number of college students, as well as a high number of young families. With more than 55 parks, seven farmers’ markets and a full roster of music and sporting events, Knoxville offers all of the amenities of a big city, with all the affordability of a small town.

    Fun Facts:

    • Birthplace of the soft drink "Mountain Dew"

    • Red Panda Capital of the World

    • Home to cable TV's HGTV

    • Famous country singer Kenny Chesney grew up in Knoxville

    • MTV stuntman and actor Johnny Knoxville grew up in Knoxville

Background Profile

  • Advanced leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of manufacturing experience, including 3-4 years of progressive manufacturing leadership, preferably either working on the plant floor or directly managing plant floor operations

  • Extensive manufacturing, fiscal management, and operations knowledge

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma implementation experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Master's Degree preferred)