Engineering & Manufacturing

Plant Manager

  • Location: Goole
  • Salary: Competitive Salary and Package
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: LMJB-25698
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Job Description


Elevation Recruitment Group are proud to be working on behalf of Guardian Glass to find their next Plant Manager for their UK operation.

Guardian Glass is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, value-added and fabricated glass products and solutions. At their 25 float plants located around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. Their UK operation, based in Goole, East Yorkshire, employs over 250 people with a turnover of £95 million.

The successful candidate will report into the Director of European Operations and will be responsible for the health and safety performance of the facility along with leading the advancement of their company culture.

They will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance including the P&L and ensuring that the plant operates in compliance with any permit and statutory rules.

The Plant Manager will lead, guide and develop the plant leadership team which is made up of leaders from Production, Engineering, Quality, EH&S and Supply Chain. In addition, the Plant Manager will need to work closely with other capabilities within the organisation including Finance, HR and Commercial to succeed in the delivery of the strategic objectives.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Degree qualified in an Engineering or relevant discipline, MBA or working towards is highly desirable
• Successfully lead operations within manufacturing of sites 150+ and turnover in excess of £40m
• Extensive experience in a fast-moving continuous process environment is highly desirable
• Safety focused with an appreciate of COMAH related legislation
• Be a proven leader, who has operated as part of a strategic team responsible for the development and delivery of a business plan
• Have proven experience in the development of team members
• Experience of leading organisations through transformational change
• Proven experience of leading continuous improvement or operational excellence initiatives
• Strong financial and business acumen
• The ability to communicate effectively to lead and drive change

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and safety focused leader to join Guardian Glass and help shape the future of the UK business. Apply today.

This vacancy is retained exclusively by Elevation Recruitment Group. Any third party or direct applications with be forwarded to Elevation.

For any further information please contact John Bohan on 01709 723 214.

Similar job titles: Operations Director, General Manager, Head of Operations, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Director
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