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Plant Director

Apply Job ID 22679 Date posted Jun. 14, 2022 Location Lomira, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

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Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

Plant Director Overview

Strategic Importance

The Plant Director is a critical role in all of our 5 strategies and knows how to take ownership for the plant and drives manufacturing. The plant director is the ambassador for the company to the clients, employees and community. At the same time, the Plant Director knows how to collaborate and partner with all stakeholders in the company to drive results. In fact the Plant Director is like a conductor of and orchestra: http://youtu.be/R9g3Q-qvtss

Table Stakes

Living the Quad Values

Root cause analysis

Team building

Influencing

Business acumen

Learn/Curious   

Systems thinking

Facilitation

Problem Solving

Collaboration

Conflict Resolution

Healthy competition

At the core of the job and what we share

  • Operations/Safety: 60% A Plant Director must drive the operations in the plant; focus is on Quality, Safety and EBITDA; implement projects; ensure product is delivered to the client
  • Client: 15%: Must understand the client needs; may interface with client; needs to problem solve client issues; have passion to deliver to the client
  • Employee: 20% Ambassador for employee engagement and morale
  • Community: 5% Ambassador of Quad in the community

What makes us different and complex

Mag/Cat

Most complex and most volume. Follows the traditional PD overview.

Retail

Smaller locations but may manage multiple plant teams.

Directory

Only 1 PD. There are manufacturing managers in Directory.

Books

Similar to Mag/Cat.

Commercial

Don’t have PD’s; have manufacturing managers.

Direct Marketing

Different in that PD’s are involved with business planning and accountable to those plans. Press reports to the PD.

Additional complexity

Location of the plant can impact what type of talent we need in the plant; volume/client needs may also impact.

Critical Relationships

As a Plant Director, relationship are of the utmost importance. Plant Directors must understand the matrix environment in which they work. For example, they do not own press or finishing in a direct reporting relationship, and need to partner with the VP’s of the groups to ensure product delivered to client. A Plant Director needs to keep all parties informed on decisions and issues and collaborate to resolve. The matrix can be difficult to maneuver and that is why collaboration, problem solving and influencing are table stakes for this role. 

Career Progression

  • As an individual,
    • Need to have solid knowledge of manufacturing and performing the table stakes (in current role)
    • If desire career progression, determine additional needs around Operations, Employee, Sales, and Community
    • Review other PD positions and determine which positions would contribute to needed skill set
  • As an organization, need to develop a talent pool of employees who meet manufacturing/table stakes in order to develop successors

Scorecard/Measurements

  • Operations/Safety: Meeting plan/EBITDA. Safety metrics.
  • Client: Client satisfaction
  • Employee: Employee morale
  • Community: Community involvement 

Derailers of Success

  • Cannot balance concerns of all parties (employee/business, client/business, community/employee)
  • Lives the song “I do it my way”
  • Not being able to build/lead the local leadership team
  • Not being able to work/collaborate with others

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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