Plant Manager

  • 501 W Progress St, Arthur, ILLINOIS
  • Full-time
  • Department: Manufacturing

Job Description

The General Manager will lead manufacturing operations in the achievement of business objectives by developing and executing effective business strategies.  The GM will measure safety, quality, delivery and cost performance while leveraging data to drive continuous improvement.  The GM will develop a world-class manufacturing team that is focused on results and culture.     

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with Operations and Supply Chain leadership to develop and execute manufacturing strategies, including manufacturing, sourcing, material planning, scheduling and logistics
  • Drive safety quality, delivery and cost initiatives down through the organization with clearly defined and actionable plans
  • Champion a high commitment and performance culture by actively communicating MBCI’s vision, mission and values – anchored in MBCI’s Four Basics and Five Traits of Success
  • Champion MBCI’s Zero Injury Mission through demonstrated commitment to the Always Aware program, site specific safety plans and targeted MBCI initiatives
  • Establish, improve, sustain and report KPI performance; leverage data to prioritize actions and drive continuous improvement
  • Drive customer satisfaction through strict adherence to product specifications, open communication and timely follow-up
  • Identify and implement new technology, equipment, systems, and/or process improvements that enhance MBCI’s manufacturing platform; drive maximize return on investment
  • Build organizational capability by aligning human capital with the business mission, vision and values; focus on structure, people and process improvement opportunities
  • Recruit, manage and continuously develop a world-class manufacturing team
  • Develop and manage the operation’s operating budget; ensure achievement of financial objectives

Key Competencies

  • Drive vision and purpose; paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Plans and aligns; plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Communicate effectively; develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Instills trust; gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  • Build effective teams and drive engagement; build strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals; creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization win
  • Drives result; consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Ensures accountability; holds self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Develops talent; develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals
  • Customer focus; builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
  • Resilient; rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult circumstances


  • BS in Engineering, Business or a related required; advanced degree or professional manufacturing certification(s) preferred
  • 15+ years leadership experience with a $250MM+ globally sourced, manufacturing organization
  • Furniture industry experienced preferred
  • Strong track record for transforming organizations – building the team, managing change, streamlining processes and driving safety, quality, delivery and cost improvements
  • Strong lean manufacturing experience

Additional Information

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. offers a wide spectrum of cabinetry products designed to satisfy every budget and lifestyle. With a large North America footprint and diverse team of nearly 13,000 employees, we help people fulfill their dreams of a comfortable, inviting home through innovations in fashion and functionality that bring family and friends together. We invite you to visit to learn more about how we build employee opportunity, purpose, and reward into everything we do.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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