Plant Manager

Reference Number: XghhhM
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position: Plant Manager/Site Leader/GM/Operations Leader

Location: Greater Chicago

Compensation: Up to 200k total comp

Company Overview:  A leading packaging manufacturing company with manufacturing plants positioned across the USA, and a leader in food processing.  Excellent benefit package and relocation package and work culture.  Simply the “best” in work/life family balance, period.

Summary: We have three “retained” searches: two Plant Managers and one Production Manager (all large in scope 1000+ people) with a multi-billion dollar “blue chip” company in the Chicagoland area. Roles are open due to rapid expansion.

If you are an inspirational “transformational” leader and running your own business intrigues you, with the security of a multi-billion dollar company; and, if you are energized by working for one of the best in lean and continuous improvement, then this is the company for you, bringing together all the quality buzz words into a fantastic and dynamic, real life setting. These are super-charged positions where career advancement and resume builder is written all over it. The selected candidates will be trusted to “act like an owner”, work well with those they influence and lead, and solve problems. Looking for people who can not only “fly the plane, but also can land it!”


  • Bachelor’s Degree, engineering preferred, from a respected university
  • MBA preferred
  • 5-8+ years of proven leadership in a food/CPG manufacturing plant environment
  • Progressive and continuous steps of career advancement running operations within a plant manufacturing environment
  • Experience leading 100+ people a “must have”
  • Scope of capability to lead 1000+
  • Looking for “line” leadership; not a “staff” manager
  • Six Sigma knowledge
  • Lean training and ability to lead in a “lean” company
  • Transformational leader
  • Demonstration of turnarounds or quantum improvement in results a must