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Operations / Plant Manager - Decatur, AL

Decatur, AL, USA Req #7807
Monday, August 7, 2023

Due to continued growth and a recent promotion, EFP, LLC (Engineered Foam Packaging) is hiring a new Operations Manager / Plant Manager to lead our Decatur, AL manufacturing plant.


An industry leader in providing practical solutions to foam molding and fabrication, EFP has a diversified product offering and serves the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical, automotive, recreational vehicle, appliance, plumbing, consumer goods, and building and construction industries. The company is headquartered in Elkhart, IN and has additional manufacturing locations in Decatur, AL, Evansville, IN, Nashville, TN, Reno, NV, and soon opening in Bishopville, SC.


Position Summary


The Operations Manager / Plant Manager position is a critical part of our company’s leadership team and will be responsible for the management of the company’s manufacturing plant in Decatur, AL.


The Operations Manager / Plant Manager reports to the company’s Vice President of Operations and provides leadership in the strategic and operational activities of the Decatur, AL location to ensure that key initiatives and financial performance metrics are achieved.


The Operations Manager / Plant Manager will have eight directly reporting employees. The plant is a three-shift operation with 120 team members.


Key Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develops and executes plans around safety, productivity, quality, on-time and complete delivery, and customer service.
  • Establishes, communicates, and reviews operating metrics with staff.
  • Fosters work environment conducive to attraction and retention of employees.
  • Leads employee coaching and developmental activities.
  • Collaborates with company leadership team to achieve facility and company objectives.
  • Ensures that all company policies and procedures are enforced, and operation complies with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintains and proactively supports a safe work environment.




Position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Management, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a comparable discipline and 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean Management Certification is preferred.


The position requires extensive experience and demonstrated success in industrial safety, quality management, customer service, talent management, project management, lean manufacturing, inventory management, and asset utilization. Experience with lean tools and concepts, including Kaizen, 5S, 8-D, RCA, Value Stream Mapping, and VA/VE are necessary for success. P&L leadership experience is required.


The position requires an Operations Manager / Plant Manager who is energetic, customer-centric, hands-on, and a change agent. Must have highly developed leadership, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills. 


We are a growing company; an operations leader who is career growth oriented and willing to relocate for future opportunities is preferred.


Position requires occasional overnight travel.


Company Overview


Founded in Elkhart, Indiana in 1954, EFP is strategically located to serve the central United States with two of the largest EPS molding plants in the U.S. Headquartered in Elkhart, IN, the company also has locations in Evansville, IN, Decatur, AL, Nashville, TN, and Reno, NV. EFP can design, mold, fabricate and provide fulfillment capabilities, kitting, assembly, custom systems, and inventory management.


For more than 30 years, EFP, LLC has been owned by J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., a privately held, diversified manufacturing company with operating subsidiaries throughout North America.  In addition to engineered foam packaging, these companies produce commercial van bodies, step vans, funeral coaches, limousines, pick-up truck bed enclosures and tonneau covers, and precision machined components. The size and strength of the Poindexter companies provides EFP with the leadership and resources to stay on the leading edge in today’s marketplace. Because of this, EFP can provide our customers with groundbreaking packaging and component solutions.


For more information about our company, access EFP's web site at www.efppackaging.com.

EFP offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. EFP’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, Employee Assistance Program, Backup Child and Adult Care Program, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.


EFP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Other details

  • Job Family EFP
  • Job Function Manufacturing & Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Recruitment Indicator Regular
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Decatur, AL, USA