Assistant Plant Manager

Job ID:  38164

Youngstown, OH, US

Contract Type:  Permanent
Location Type:  On-site
Talent Area:  Management Operations

Trivium Packaging is a global sustainability leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately €3.0 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.


Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). Sustainability is embedded in our materials and in our actions. Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable. Our company sustainability journey has been awarded with a Platinum medal by EcoVadis, the world’s leading rating agent who allocated this award only to the top 1% of the >75000 companies reviewed. Sustainability is embedded in each and every function at Trivium, it‘s in our DNA. The global head office is at Amsterdam Airport; however, many people work in virtual teams from different countries. Our culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Our people have a high degree of responsibility.

Job Summary:


This role is primarily responsible for the overall manufacturing organization, manufacturing support, process improvement, quality, and direct labor. Responsible for efficiency, quality, and operational improvement programs with accountability for safety, spoilage, costs, labor absorption, and support of strategic customer initiatives and projects.


Job Duties:


  • Develop and drive an operational strategy that meets the critical business imperatives on safety, quality, cost, and delivery. 
  • Manage ongoing relationships and interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives in spoilage, labor utilization, safety, efficiency, etc.
  • Coach and support operations staff in safe, efficient manufacturing of quality product and high customer satisfaction.
  • Assure staff have the information and tools to operate their departments safely.  Plan and institute procedures or changes to reduce hazards to employees to zero level.
  • Review and approve or react to reports, requests, etc. that directly reflect the cost effective, quality operation of the operation.
  • Drive quality initiatives including SPC and resolve quality issues.
  • Internal and external communications, as needed, 24 hours a day to ensure proper operation of every aspect of the operation.
  • Effectively manage costs including overtime management.
  • Work with Plant Manager & Human Resources to address and resolve personnel issues
  • Participate in development of training and safety programs towards employee continuous improvement and performance excellence.
  • Drive accountability and performance of staff including driving a problem-solving culture.
  • Interface with production planning to ensure proper scheduling and manning.
  • Work closely with corporate functions on planning initiatives.
  • Develops employees for future advancement.
  • Direct supervision of personnel; may vary from plant to plant.
  • Perform all other responsibilities/projects as assigned.



Qualifications and Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, Associate degree with proven success as a leader in progressive leadership roles in the packaging industry.
  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing management experience in a high-volume manufacturing facility.
  • Experience with manufacturing improvement methods implementation.
  • Familiar with Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Strong leadership, communication, analytical, organizational, decision-making abilities
  • Team management/leadership/development skills, including the ability to manage people in an organization matrix and get the best out of them, successful in building and mentoring high performance teams.



Work Environment:


This position will primarily work in a manufacturing facility where moving machinery produces noise.  Frequent use of company communication devices is required, such as a computer, cell phone, printer/fax machine. Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned Personal Protective Equipment.  Temperature can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>90 degrees).  The atmosphere contains fumes, dust and odors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel, talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition.


To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Youngstown