Plant GM/Site Leader

Job Location US-AR-El Dorado
# of Openings
Direct Hire


The Manufacturing Plant General Manager (GM) is the site champion leading the team to achieve the organization's vision of being a best-in-class diversified manufacturer. The GM leads the site team on the foundation of corporate core values.  This role is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, and management of the manufacturing site. The GM has direct leadership of the site’s Safety & Security, Environmental, Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Engineering teams. The site is provided human resource, procurement, and accounting services. As the site’s leader, this person effectively partners with and fully utilizes these services and creates a “One Team” environment focused on creating the greatest value for the site. The GM is accountable for meeting plant safety, environmental, product quality, plant availability and cost commitments. It is expected that all site personnel work free from injury and in full compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. To meet this expectation, the GM will serve the team as a relentless advocate of our client's Vision, Core Values and Cardinal Rules. The GM owns and optimizes the site's business plan effectively collaborating with the commercial, finance, and manufacturing capabilities team as “One Team”. Ultimately, the GM is accountable for providing quality product meeting customer expectations without harm to personnel, the communicate and the environment.


  • A safe work environment is provided to all personnel entering the site.
  • Provide the community with a safe, clean, and stable economic generator.
  • Leading a “One Team” culture that focuses on “Protecting What Matters”, “Making It Better” and “Practicing Integrity Without Compromise”.
  • The sites talent position and organization health are robust and a strategic advantage for the company
  • Managing, optimizing, and communicating the site's business plan in collaboration with Commercial, Finance and Manufacturing Teams.
  • Develop learning relationships between the other manufacturing sites, personnel and third parties.
  • Effectively managing a fence line OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management program.
  • All products are manufactured within operating permits and all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Financial management effectively drives a safe, compliant, productive, and efficient manufacturing complex.
  • Management and business processes are transparent to all personnel with visible metrics and supporting the organization in driving excellent results.
  • Established methodologies are used to drive improvement. These methodologies include Strategic Work Design, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Will make sure all products leaving the site meet the expectations of the customer.



Qualifications Minimum:

  • 7-10 years of experience leading a continuous process chemical manufacturing complex that includes the following:
  • Manufacturing processes are covered by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.
  • Leading the organization to provide a safe and compliant manufacturing site.
  • Positive track record influencing, coaching, managing through others and developing diverse work teams driving improvement in all aspects of manufacturing valued products.
  • Accountability and improving the financial performance of a manufacturing complex.
  • Proven track record using Continuous Improvement Practices to improve processes, reduce waste, errors, and down times.
  • Develop and execution of an investment strategy aligned with the commercial team to provide valued products to the customer.
  • Proficiency in utilizing the current Microsoft suite of products and Enterprise Management System.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Successful experience as a site leader producing anhydrous ammonia, Urea, Nitric Acid, Sulfuric Acid and providing specialty blends of these products to customers.
  • Completed an advanced education in science or engineering field of study. 
  • Certified (Green Belt, Black Belt, etc.)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Preferred


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