Plant Manager

Job Location US-MS-Magnolia
# of Openings
Direct Hire


The Mill Manager is responsible for the safe and reliable manufacturing and on-time/in-full delivery of products to customers and ensures that business objectives are met for the site. Other critical responsibilities include fostering an engaged, people-focused culture, controlling product cost and inventory, and developing future leaders.


  • Acts as a role model for our core values: Safety, Integrity, Citizenship, Sustainability, and Inclusion
  • Ensures an injury-free culture is created by committed leaders and involved associates, backed by strong safety systems
  • Develops a people-focused work environment, recognizing that our people are the unique advantage we have in successfully achieving site and business goals
  • Engages associates in safely manufacturing lumber that meets customer needs and driving improvement in key business metrics
  • Coaches and leads in the overall manufacturing processes
  • Ultimately owns reliability, financial, procurement, productivity, environmental and other site stewardship responsibilities
  • Ensures that business and individual goal-setting processes such as capital plans, expense budgets, safety strategic plans and performance management plans are developed and executed with excellence




  • Minimum 10 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment with proven record of positive accomplishments in safety, quality, productivity, cost and people development
  • Outstanding teaming and interpersonal skills that:
    • effectively engage teams to meet business goals
    • actively supports individual and team growth and development
    • ensure successful teaming/networking within the region, the Wood Products business and the company as needed
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to raise performance by building and maintaining positive relationships with all associates and leaders through coaching, development and instilling a continuous improvement mind-set
  • Proven record to effectively engage associates in behavior-based safety techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed in a mill environment


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