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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Plant Manager in Omaha, Nebraska

At Greenbrier, w e do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's innovation and engineering expertise pairs with our capacity to build and repair freight transportation equipment. This allows us to provide an unrivaled level of service to our customers across the Americas, Europe and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier also provides asset management services and a unique railcar leasing syndication platform that brings us into contact with the world's leading fixed asset investors.

Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers and positively impact the world around us.

Job Summary:

The Plant Manager is the senior leadership operations position responsible for the site P&L and setting strategic direction for the facility. The Plant Manager will lead and develop a team of department managers as they work towards meeting the financial, continuous improvement, and operational goals of the facility. The responsibilities will include but are not limited to leading overall operations including safety of all production staff, optimization of production, materials, quality assurance and control, human resources, finance and customer service. The Plant Manager will report to the Assistant Vice President of Operations and will be held accountable for budgeting, inventory, safety and operational effectiveness at the repair facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Continually monitor operations to continuously improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiencies. Develop and propose improvement plans for senior leadership consideration.

  • Develops and manages full P&L responsibility for the facility.

  • Responsible for ensuring companywide programs, policies, and procedures are implemented effectively within the facility.

  • Ensure safety and the environment is made the highest priority within the facility; strive for continual improvement in compliance with federal, state and company directives.

  • Provide hands on leadership to mentor, develop and performance manage the team.

  • Coordinates internal and external resources as needed to provide team member training, efficiency improvements, and reduction of quality non conformances.

  • Accountable in incumbent's location for Greenbrier's reputation as the facility's leader for customer, and vendor relationships.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the location and network best practices in wider group.

  • Effective use of standard office computer technology such as databases, word processing, ERP and reporting systems.

  • Knowledge of General Accounting Principles and effective accounting controls.

  • Working experience with proven results implementing and leading quality and continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN, Six Sigma, high performance teams, ISO and/or 4DX.

  • Requires the ability to manage and prioritize multiple goals.

  • Ability to effectively lead, develop and present information to broad groups of audience, including senior management and external customers.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Must be willing to relocate based on company need.

Education and Experience

  • Preference for Bachelor's degree in Business or related field

  • Experience leading an organization of 100 people minimum

  • At least ten plus (10+) years minimum experience required in an operations or heavy manufacturing/heavy mechanical repair environment.

  • Five (5+) years minimum experience in a tank car railcar facility .

  • Five (5+) years minimum of demonstrated successful leadership experience managing multiple levels with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with managers and hourly employees.

  • Demonstrated ability to run a successful operation building and managing a P&L budget with revenue in excess of $25 million dollars.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate strategies into operation objectives and projects and drive action through others.

  • Strong analytical skills, self-motivated with excellent team work.

  • Goal oriented and a strong customer service attitude.

Additional Information

Results Orientation. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to deliver breakthrough results in a challenging business environment. S/he will have introduced substantive improvements to processes, operations, or practices throughout the business and created new solutions and methods to existing problems that have a significant impact on the business. S/he will have routinely implemented best-in-class and leading edge standards on delivering results.

Change Leadership. A successful candidate will have taken specific actions to influence and mobilize others to undertake change by personally modeling the changes and acknowledging others to act in line with change. S/he will have publicly tracked the progress of the change programs in order to energize people to participate and continue in the change process.

Team Leadership. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create a sense of team ownership and empower the team to perform by providing coordination across different functions and different departments. S/he will take personal risk in sharing or assigning significant responsibility and leveraging explicit strengths and weaknesses of the team members. S/he will have demonstrated the capacity to reward and recognize employees who take initiatives beyond expectations to advance the performance and deliver against the common goal of the organization.

Strategic Orientation . The successful candidate will have the ability to develop a vision and strategy for the operation consistent with the global direction and vision of the business. This strategy and goals will incorporate competitive issues, trends in the industry and key factors influencing the business. S/he will have experience in developing a strategy that covers a range of products and/or markets, and encompasses the full range of organization implications and links with the series of initiatives and priorities that are compelling and logical for the business.

People Development . The ideal candidate will have shown the ability to support specific development needs of others and provide practical support to develop those needs with reasons and rationale by sharing not just what to do but why to do it. S/he will systematically and constructively gather individual development input from multiple sources to define development feedback. The candidate also will set specific individual development goals to build the capability of the organization before long-term success and also develop his own successor over the next few years.

Company: Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Functional Group: Operations

EOE including Disability/Veteran

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