3P Partners

  • Plant Manager

    Job Locations US-OR
    Job ID
    Operations/Plant Managers/Engineering
  • Overview

    We are searching for a Plant Manager with a background in chemical manufacturing to join a large specialty plastics and pharmaceutical manufacturing company with aggressive national and international expansion plans. 


    The diversity of the processes and materials at the site provides an energetic and dynamic work environment. The facility is equipped with integrated cGMP manufacturing capabilities supporting projects from lab scale to 8000 L.


    The Plant Manager will be responsible for managing plant operations in compliance with all regulatory, EHS, and GMP quality systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. You will drive world class Environmental, Health and Safety performance, Operational and Maintenance Excellence, Six Sigma productivity programs, capital planning & engineering, and Quality systems for a 120+ employee facility.

    Job Function

    • Leadership for all aspects of manufacturing operations for the site. 
    • Assures safe working environment for employees and environmental compliance.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of FDA, EU and ICH regulatory requirements and the implementation of cGMP processes used in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
    • Assures regulatory compliance and positive community relations.
    • Works with customers and quality group as necessary to ensure requirements are met.
    • Develops the annual operating plan/budgets and continuously reviews the plan compliance with respect to production, yields, and fixed costs. Answers variances from the plan.
    • Works with the Operations and business leadership team to develop strategy, annual operating and other business plans.
    • Manages the capital budget for the responsible location.
    • Manages raw material, production schedules, finished product inventories and logistics of shipments.
    • Manages the engagement, performance and development of the staff.
    • Implements necessary plant improvements as dictated by business needs.
    • Champions Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
    • Directs manufacturing and shipping to assure timely delivery of product and receipt of raw materials.
    • Conforms to ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and other manufacturing standards.
    • Participates in Sales and Operations Planning processes.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    • BS degree in a technical discipline (preferably Chemistry or Chemical Engineering).
    • Minimum 10+ years of experience with prior experience as a Plant Manager within a pharmaceutical or food manufacturing environment.
    • Extensive knowledge of safety, cGMP practices, production and quality.
    • Ability to develop and execute plant budget and have overall P&L responsibility.
    • Background in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing with a track record of implementing KPIs and driving change within a growing company.
    • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.


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