KapStone Container Corporation Plant Manager in Fridley, Minnesota


This position has responsibility for all day-to-day manufacturing operations including safety, quality, production, maintenance, planning and shipping associated with the facility or facilities within the span of control. The position contributes to achieving the plant's sales objectives through coordination of workflow and product quality. Ultimately, this position has budgetary responsibility for the Production department including maximizing efficiency and appropriate cost control initiatives.


  • Ensure Company assets and physical plant are secure and well maintained.

  • Achieve desired results in Safety and Quality through personal commitment and focus, and compliance with plant and corporate best practices and policies.

  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all appropriate environmental regulations and permitting requirements.

  • Responsible for production operations including Safety, Quality, Waste, Productivity, Maintenance, Planning and Shipping at assigned plant(s).

  • Strive to provide world-class customer service via competitive lead times and maximum flexibility and response.

  • Manage facility's operations from a capacity planning/asset utilization standpoint.

  • Build effective partnerships with plant leadership and staff functions to drive expected results.

  • Control manufacturing and conversion costs within budgetary limits.

  • Aggressively monitor and manage slow moving finished goods inventory and roll stock.

  • Participate in weekly cost control meetings and create forecasts that closely mirror actual results by the end of the month.

  • Monitor variable operating expense to obtain msf objective as it pertains to production. Make adjustments to ensure staffing levels and other expenses such as utilities, etc. are on target.

  • Plan and prepare for capital expenditures in coordination with Controller, General Manager and appropriate corporate resources.

  • Lead an integrated talent management process for the department. Assess and develop competencies of management team.

  • Coach and develop supervisors and professionals to maximize their effectiveness as well as their teams' effectiveness. Identify and develop high potential employees for levels of greater responsibility and scope.

  • Recruit talent that will address needs of the facility and fill technical and competency gaps within organization.

  • Ensure performance feedback and appraisals are completed effectively and on a timely basis. Reward and recognize employees with a pay for performance approach.

  • Hold people accountable for performance; work with under-performers on training assistance, or put them in documented performance improvement plans and/or disciplinary programs as necessary.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible operations leadership experience within a manufacturing company in the Corrugated industry.

  • Led an operational department or function at a manufacturing site or significant operation within the facility.

  • Previous experience managing a group of employees or project team.

  • Possess a strong safety, operations and business background.

  • Have financial and process acumen, be results-driven and possess strong communications skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled