Plant Manager

  • 601 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd, Valdosta, GA 31601, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 1968, Supreme has consistently fulfilled its mission to offer multifunctional family towboats that are value leaders and trendsetters in both design and performance. Supreme is the only affordable premium brand to offer world-class performance, style, simplicity, and strength built to help watersports fanatics maximize their fun on the water at an extreme value. Supreme is continuing to reign supreme as the fastest growing boat brand in the industry.

Correct Craft recently announced plans to begin building boats at a 160,000 square foot facility in Valdosta, Georgia. Supreme Boats will move its manufacturing operations from Merced, California into this new Georgia facility while its sister company, Centurion Boats will remain in California. Just last year the Merced Centurion and Supreme facility underwent a 20,000 square foot expansion, but more space for growth is still needed. This Georgia facility is not only an ideal location with boat building talent already in the community, but also a turnkey solution with its existing boat building layout. Supreme Boats will continue building boats in California until the transition in late spring of 2021 to Georgia. The move will allow both Centurion and Supreme to add extensive new boat production capacity.

Read more about our upcoming expanisions: Correct Craft Announces Significant Expansions

Job Description

The Plant Manager is responsible for the daily operations and output of Supreme boat production.  Daily responsibility is focused on but not limited to safety, quality, production, leadership development, management of personnel, monthly metrics, culture, and company strategic goals.

Essential Duties | Responsibilities

  • Supervising overall production of Supreme Boats which includes daily production, safety, product quality, and employee related issues.
  • Optimizing employee production and material efficiency through continuous improvement.
  • Assisting with recruitment, training, employee development.
  • Maintaining high quality standards through on-the-floor interaction with employees to ensure quality and accuracy in each step of the production process.
  • Working closely with internal groups and departments including shipping, sales, engineering, quality, operations, and customer service to troubleshoot problem areas and confirm production needs are met.
  • Managing department supervisors and addressing performance issues as necessary.
  • Providing daily direction, coaching, and leadership to supervisors to ensure department alignment with operational strategies and culture.
  • Reviewing and compiling monthly reporting activities as required.
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe work environment by ensuring employees are following safety protocols consistent with company policies and procedures.
  • Directing the implementation of new processes, equipment, and products.
  • Leading the advancement and implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives in production.
  • Improve the business processes for each department through analysis and collaboration
  • Get involved in long-term business planning at the managerial level
  • Collaborate with department management to develop production schedule and strategic plans
  • Work with direct reports to develop annual budgets and capital projects.


  • Must have knowledge of raw materials, production processes, QC, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of products
  • Strong lean manufacturing experience especially in continuous improvement, elimination of waste, 5S, Kaizen events, and visual management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to control operation of equipment and conduct inspections of products and processes to evaluate quality
  • Improve the business processes for each department through analysis and collaboration
  • Get involved in long-term business planning at the managerial level
  • Collaborate with department management to develop financial plans, budgets, and strategic goals
  • Able to plan, direct and delegate work to others, assess performance and make improvements or take corrective action
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work with minimum direction and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Must possess good organizational and communication skills
  • Fluent in the English language with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A self-starter who takes a proactive approach and has good decision-making skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to juggle and manage competing tasks and demands and deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Ability to make sound judgements and take the initiative to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and make decisions/choices within the functional area of responsibility with minimal direct supervision
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers, co-workers, and management.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly.

Knowledge, Education and or Experience required:

  • Four (4) year post-secondary education or courses with an operations management, engineering, or manufacturing focus
  • Minimum of 3-7 years’ supervisory or management experience in a medium to face paced manufacturing/operations environment
  • Must have a team-oriented mindset and be able to communicate in front of groups of employees and peers
  • Strong computer skills in order to analyze, organize and present data and information using Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel occasionally.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in non-climate controlled environment where ambient air temperature can exceed outside air temperature occasionally.
  • Must be able to bend at waist and knees and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds when necessary.
  • This is a safety sensitive position

Additional Information

We offer the following benefits through our company’s employee benefit plan:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Retirement Plan (401K/Roth)
  • Vacation and Paid Sick/Personal Time