Site Manager

Job Location US-MA-Adams
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is seeking a Site Manager for a technology-driven specialty minerals company that develops, produces, and markets a broad range of mineral and mineral-based products, related systems and services for a broad range of consumer and industrial markets, including household and personal care, paper, foundry, steel, construction and environmental solutions around the world.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


Position is responsible for the operations of a plant with annual expenses in excess of 48 million dollars.



  1. Directs the manufacture of products at the plant.
  2. Maintains adequate controls over the flow of production to ensure that schedules will be attained through effective internal production planning and control systems and procedures.
  3. Ensures that products meet established quality standards and customer specifications utilizing appropriate quality control systems and procedures.
  4. Provides for adequate materials and supplies to meet schedule requirements while maintaining established inventory levels.
  5. Controls all direct and indirect labor and material cost in order that budget objectives are realized.
  6. Provides for the maintenance of all equipment, buildings, and facilities.



  1. Anticipates future labor needs to ensure proper depth of qualified personnel as required.
  2. Develops the capital and operating budgets.
  3. Coordinates with the General Manager - GCC any need for new equipment and facilities and the disposition of worn or obsolete equipment in order to meet the established production, quality, and cost goals of the Plant and the division.
  4. Participates in the review and approval of all CPA's.
  5. Plans and executes at the plant, special projects and studies such as cost improvement programs (CIP) and elimination of hazards and pollution in order to improve operations and reduce costs.


Industrial Relations & Personnel

  1. Develops and maintains an effective organizational structure within the plant and properly staffs all positions as required.
  2. Provides for the training of new and inexperienced personnel.
  3. Makes recommendations for wage and salary increases for plant personnel.
  4. Provides for an effective and ongoing plant safety program.
  5. Manages to achieve Plant EOA objectives and ensures that personnel practices are fair and consistent with Governmental regulations.


Continuous Improvement/Lean 

  1. Acts as resource and champion for Plant Operational Excellence activities (Suggestion Program, 5S, Kaizen, TPM, problem solving, etc.).
  2. Works with Management staff to promote individual employee involvement in continuous improvement activities and ensure equal opportunities are available for all employees to participate and contribute.


Other Related Duties

  1. Participates in the activities of technical and professional societies when such participation will promote the interests of the plant, division, and the corporation.
  2. Contributes to the Corporation's relations with customers and the public by action and example.
  3. Participates in civic and community projects in order to enhance the image of the Company.


Principal Working Relationships:

  1. Reports to the General Manager - GCC
  2. Cooperates with Divisional sales department personnel in the development and maintenance of good customer relations by meeting the quality and quantity demands of customers.
  3. Works with other Plant Managers in solving production and quality problems reviewing common problems relating to matters of personnel and developing better Division-wide control of manufacturing.
  4. Works with the Global Controller in matters relating to budgets, equipment utilization, and the reporting and control of costs.
  5. Works with Division Engineering personnel in the formulation of estimates for expenditure, and the selection of equipment.
  6. Works with the General Manager - GCC in effective handling of all matters of an industrial relations nature.
  7. Works with the members of the Division Research Department in the transfer of new products.
  8. Cooperates with any and all plants, divisions, and corporate staff departments by actively supporting programs developed by them.
  9. Works closely with all Plant staff managers to keep communication lines on Plant activities updated and to give overall guidance on the nature and priority of specific tasks and projects.






Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering, and have from five to ten years of production related experience to include a multi-disciplined exposure in the areas of engineering, research, accounting, industrial relations, etc.  


Must have a well-developed understanding of and proven experience in a Lean Manufacturing  Environment including 5S, PDCA, Standard Work, Kaizen, TPM, and other CI methodologies.  Must have financial management experience and proven analytical and problem solving skills.  Effective communication skills as well as strong organizational and PC skills are required.   Must have a proven track record of being a change agent and leader and have the ability to empower employees and promote development of  High Performance Work Systems.  Incumbent must have good technical skills and the ability to develop the plant processes.  Incumbent must have a well-developed business understanding, excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, strong inter-personal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with, to motivate others and to promote a positive work atmosphere.    Must be able to work effectively with all levels of employees within the company.  Incumbent must be a self-starter who seeks responsibility and is able to work with minimal direction.  Incumbent must have demonstrated a willingness to challenge conventional ideas, to be a flexible, innovative & creative individual and one who can function effectively in a team format.





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