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Ruggable Plant Manager in Bedford Park, Illinois

About Ruggable

Ruggable is a Los Angeles-based, venture-backed e-commerce company revolutionizing the market for residential rugs. Our patented 2-Piece Rug System allows you to remove the top layer of your rug and wash it in your home washing machine, offering an affordable, stylish and convenient solution for young families, pet owners, and busy individuals. We're a small, entrepreneurial team with big ambitions. We have a strong brand, established traction, and amazing advisors fueling our steady growth. This is an opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a quickly growing e-commerce startup at a very exciting time.

Job Summary

Ruggable is looking for a rock star Plant Manager to join our growing Bedford Park, IL location! The Plant Manager position directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for safety, production, maintenance, quality, cost control, and other production-related activities. The Plant Manager will also drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes within the plant.

What You'll Do

  • Commit and drive plant safety and Ruggable?s value-based culture

  • Plan, organize, direct, and run optimum day to day operations to meet company quality and production goals

  • Increase production, assets capacity, and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining company quality standards using LEAN tools and continuous improvement

  • Develop and maintain plant culture that aligns with Ruggables core values

  • Develop, collect and analyze production data to reduce inefficiencies and increase throughput without reducing quality

  • Identify cost savings opportunities and develop business plans to realize the savings

  • Implement and maintain preventative maintenance programs for equipment

  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives

  • Provide direction, development, and leadership to plant management team

What You'll Need to Have

  • 5-7 years of experience in fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • 5-7 years of experience directing, creating, and coaching a large team

  • Plant Manager competencies - budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, cost controls, and human resources

  • Familiarity with industry standards, equipment, technical expertise, and regulations

  • Expert level knowledge of designing and improving manufacturing processes

  • 1-2 years experience implementing LEAN projects

  • Ability to be operate in all stages of a plant operations with limited direction

  • Interviewing, hiring, training, rewarding and disciplining employees

  • Bachelor?s degree or Masters required

  • Education in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred

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