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Plant Manager (f/m/d)


wood based industry


Lower Saxony


Internationally established European group of the wood-based materials industry, supplier of a complete spectrum of panel materials for the furniture industry, the trade and the building industry


  • Prepare and propose the annual budget, investment and maintenance plan for the plant under responsibility, in collaboration with the financial and controlling area, taking into account previously approved budgets and forecasts, as well as control and implement corrective measures to deviations and report operational and financial data to the management team periodically, in order to guarantee the highest profitability in the unit, in compliance with approved deadlines and quality & technical standards
  • Coordinate and control the production plan, monitoring it against capacity, orders and stock, in accordance with deadlines and quality & technical standards, in order to ensure alignment between production planning, capacity, logistics and sales requirements
  • Guarantee maintenance interventions in the industrial unit under responsibility taking into consideration priorities and consumption periods, ensuring the timely and cost-effective identification and repairing of errors and failures, thus minimising down periods
  • Plan and propose investments for the production facilities taking into account feasibility, quality and costs, in accordance with the approved deadlines and budgets, as well as monitor their implementation, in order to guarantee the appropriate project handling, at the lowest cost, contributing to improve units’ effectiveness
  • Guarantee continuous improvement in the production unit under responsibility, in terms of production planning and processes, promoting projects and studies as well as evaluating engineering processes, aligned with Sonae Arauco’s technical and quality standards, in order to implement new measures and/or processes that increase profitability and efficiency within the unit
  • Contribute to the development of new products and/or modifications of existing products, taking into account offer and demand, market specifics, forecasts and other data, in order to meet the customer’s needs
  • Ensure the Human Resources management under responsibility, according to corporate policies and processes, assuring performance appraisal, in order to guarantee the team’s alignment with the strategy of Sonae Arauco and maximise their productivity Certifications
  • Ensure compliance with all certifications and integrated management systems standards, as well as with other applicable regulations, minimising accidents and errors in the unit under responsibility, in order to guarantee the proper working conditions for employees and promote Sonae Arauco’s public image
  • Contribute to the integration of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) and certification requirements into the organization's business processes, ensuring alignment with the organization context and strategic guidelines. Guarantee both the compliance with all requirements and goals and the availability of the necessary resources to attain them
  • Ensure team commitment towards client satisfaction, guaranteeing the fulfilment of clients specifications as well as applicable regulations and other certifications specificities
  • Promote commitment, alignment and support of human resources under his/her responsibility towards effectiveness and achievement of results within IMS and other certification standards, guaranteeing accountability and responsibilities communication and understanding within the team. Foster awareness regarding process approach, risk-based thinking and continuous improvement
  • Autonomy to manage the plant under responsibility in an autonomous way all areas, according to the approved action plan and guidelines, needing superior approval in case of a situation out of the approved plan occur


  • Superior Degree in Engineering, Economics or Business Administration Knowledge of manufacturing and production processes and lean production
  • Knowledge of business economics and modern company management
  • Knowledge of Labour and Employment Law Experience of several years in the management of capital-intensive companies
  • English (fluent)
  • Other language skills are an advantage (Spanish / Portuguese)


Frau Gesine Schatt, Telephone: +499187906638, E-Mail: gesine.schatt@acuentis.de


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