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Job Title:  Plant Manager

Requisition ID:  4408

Suwanee, GA, US, 30024

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

The Suwanee Plant Manager is responsible for all Operations activities at our Suwanee, GA manufacturing facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall management for site Operations functions (production, warehouse, facility and tactical procurement), leading the various functions to deliver the results, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
  • Implement and facilitate the EOS (EnerSys Operating System) with an emphasis on mentoring the team to reach goals and improvement plans across the site.
  • Drive and coach implementation of Lean manufacturing principles to the EOS standards.
  • Ensure production capacity and resources are used effectively to meet  the production schedule and customer expected response times.
  • Using the EOS MDI(managing daily improvement) process to lead daily improvement to eliminate unfavorable variances
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and facilitate their implementation through insightful and critical thinking using Lean manufacturing tools.
  • Uphold product quality by ensuring processes are in place and followed
  • Oversee materials management functions with emphasis on cost, quality, delivery and inventory accuracy to drive increased inventory turns.
  • Manage overall facility uptime and drive Overall Equipment Efficiency in equipment 
  • Maintain quality program and ISO registration off the facility that is consistent with corporate level ISO certification
  • Lead implementation of proactive safe work practices, processes and tools to set a constructive safety culture.
  • Prepare annual departmental budget including: staffing requirements, capital equipment, and operation expenditures and operate department within budget
  • Work with other ESG sites and departments to manage transfer of products from our NPI industrialization process into the Suwanee plant
  • Assure the site meets all environmental and safety standards. Develop, implement and enforce methods and processes that ensure a proactive safe work environment.
  • Work collaboratively with other EnerSys team members and departments across the corporation to proactively resolve Operations issues
  • Address personnel, organizational, and any other problem that may arise within assigned scope of authority in a responsive, constructive, and effective manner.
  • Create and coach an inclusive and positive work culture, through our EOS tools, and development of and implementation of development plan for the team and its individual members.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to manage independent site operations
  • Solid grasp of the major functions of production, materials, and human resources
  • Technical level of understanding to include basic electronics and mechanics
  • People management and leadership skills
  • Comfortable with quantitative analysis
  • Experience and driven results in Lean manufacturing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in field of technical science (engineering or science discipline) 
  • 10+ years in high volume assembly/manufacturing
  • 6-8 years supervisory experience
  • Previous plant manager experience.
  • 4+ years working in a Lean manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work within an ERP system to manage a supply chain and execute production schedule to meet customer expectations.
  • Strong  computer skills including MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong leadership skills and proven  ability to positively coach and motivate team  members and resolve conflict

General Job Requirements

  • Generic


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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