Plant General Manager AF Venturina Italy
Amcor Limited
Venturina, Italy
3h fa

Job Purpose

The role exists to formulate and deliver an annual business plan (the budget) for the plant in line with longer term strategic objectives, and to meet agreed KPI targets by driving safety, people development, operational performance, products performances including financials and enabling sales growth.

Nature / Scope / Dimensions

  • The nature of the role involves applying leadership and management skills in the areas of safety, people development, customer focus, supply chain excellence, technical excellence, operational performance, innovation and environmental responsibility, to ensure delivery of the key financial and other targets for the Plant.
  • The scope of the role includes all operational activities associated with the management of the Plant in close co-operation with the BU operational management team.
  • The plant has turnover of c. €70 million and employs 140 people.
  • The plant is active on internal and external markets with a local business requiring presence of PGM

    Staff : Plan, direct and co-ordinate the operations of the business with app.140 FTEs

    Turnover : €70 mio

    Direct reports : Technical & Quality, OHSE, CI, Productions, Finance & HR, Supply chain (6 direct reports)

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Promote safety as 1st priority. Show leadership and exemplarity. Support local and group initiatives
  • Adopt Amcor talent management practices to ensure all co-workers are engaged and committed, well informed, suitably skilled, developed to meet their full potential and that all HR practices on site comply with AF HR policies.
  • Provide overall leadership for the plant as head of the plant management team, setting an example for others, leading the management team, setting the business priorities, providing direction, settling disputes and encouraging teamwork, and driving business performance.
  • Accountable for the management and performance of all plant functions OHSE, customer service, supply chain, production, maintenance, technical and quality, resin sourcing & supply
  • Drive Outperformance, Value +, film differentiation.
  • Develop the business to address the current business needs and future market opportunities, through : Formulation and agreement of the plant business plan (annual budget), in line with the overall strategic plan;
  • Playing a lead role in sponsoring new products / innovations and service innovations. Preparing, in liaison with the market sales team, capital expenditure cases to invest in new equipment.

  • Achieve the objectives laid out in the business plan, which will include : OHSE targets for LTIFR; RCFR; NMFR; BAFR Financial targets : PBIT;
  • RoAFE; working capital. Volume growth / margin improvement within selected accounts, using Value Plus, cross functional approach.

  • Customer satisfaction targets based upon DIFOTIS (Delivery in full on time in spec) and Net Promoter Score for the plant Productivity improvement targets : Waste;
  • set up times; OEE; throughput Quality improvement targets : net customer rejections; commercial complaints Co-worker engagement : engagement survey scores.

  • In liaison with the site Financial Controller and HR Manager, ensure responsible and prudent stewardship of the business, operating at all times within Amcor Values, and Finance / HR policies.
  • Ensure that positive relationships develop with key customers and local Italian ones, both through the sales team and through direct contact via customer visits and site visits.
  • Ensure any problems are resolved speedily and that regular feedback from customers is received and acted upon.

  • Drive continuous improvement in productivity and quality, through employee involvement, changing methods and adoption of best practices, appropriate incentives, investment in new technology, corrective actions etc.
  • Internal and external relationships and contacts

    Internal : Plant management team and plant coworkers; Business Unit team; Central function as R&D and product management, Co-

    worker representatives (Union relations)

    External : Customers; Suppliers; Local Authorities, Cast extrusion technologies providers

    Qualifications / Requirements

  • Formal Qualifications And Experience
  • University degree. MBA is an advantage
  • Minimum 10 years in progressive roles in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 5 years in a senior operational leadership role of manufacturing operations in B2B markets
  • Experienced working with Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing tools and processes
  • Track record of successful and fast NBO (New Business Opportunity) onboarding and product qualification in highly regulated markets
  • Experience in business management with commercial responsibilities
  • Experienced in budgeting, income statement, and variance analysis
  • Experience in Project management is an advantage
  • Ability to work successfully in a matrix organisation
  • Result oriented and target driven
  • Sound leadership skills make each other successful / A Leader
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Italian, additional languages are a plus
  • Specific Skills And Abilities
  • Strong negotiation, influencing, people management and decision making skills
  • Customer focused good business acumen and commercial approach
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Comprehensive Continuous Improvement skill set
  • Amcor Leadership Framework
  • The 3 Leadership competencies which will apply to all AFEMEA employees :

  • Driving for Results
  • Customer Focus
  • Influencing Others
  • The Leadership competencies which will apply to Plant Management :

  • Business acumen
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • The 4 Leadership competencies which will apply to all People Manager :

  • Nose for Talent
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Motivating Others
  • Managerial Courage
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