Cummins Inc. Plant Manager in Elkhart, Indiana

Plant Manager


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Power Generation Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Elkhart, Indiana for a Plant Manager .

Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems Product Validation.

Skills and Experience Required:

Cross functional experience:

  • Build a direct relationship with OEM customers so as to get direct feedback and input on market environment, business needs, Plant performance and growth opportunities. Be the Champion for Health, Safety and Environment for the site and be actively visible as a champion.

  • Drive diversity and inclusion in all aspects operations including recruitment and decision making.

  • Considering the size and scale of the site, the plant manager is required to be more hands on and be able to roll up his sleeves and get involved in critical issues and be able to coach the team on how to problem solve and drive resolution.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Directs, manages and leads a cross functional team to ensure speed, dependability and efficiency in plant operations.

  • Overall site business performance responsibility including KPI performance (safety, productivity, delivery, quality and cost).

  • Setting the aim for the organization and ensuring goals for the plant align with overall business unit and enterprise objectives.

  • Responsible for ensuring Cummins values are present in plant employee/labor relations, community involvement, diversity, health, safety, and environmental practices. Including fostering the right environment in the areas of safety, ethical behavior and financial compliance standards.

  • Directs and manages a cross functional team including operations, finance, human resources, safety, quality, engineering and supply chain management supporting the machining, fabricating, assembling, and processing operations required in manufacturing and production operations at a single plant.

  • Works to enable each function within the plant to drive performance. Coaches and develops plant operating team staff; works with employees to set goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.

  • Fosters cross functional development of plant staff.

  • Consults with customers and industry representatives to evaluate and promote improved and expanded products and services.

  • Develops plans for efficient machine, manpower and material utilization consider updating language conversion costs or production conversion; drives continuous improvement in the plant; develops solutions to achieve continuous improvement goals.

  • Primary areas of focus are safety, productivity, delivery, quality and cost.

  • Improvement plans leverage common processes, tools and systems including COS principles, Lean principles, functional excellence initiatives, supplier quality improvement processes and new product introduction processes.

  • Identifies strategic priorities and develops the capital budget and plant expense budgets. Supports overall supply chain initiatives and looks to optimize the overall manufacturing network to drive performance.

  • Ensure alignment between plant activities and overall supply chain initiatives. Alignment with internal business partners e.g. human resources, quality, finance etc. to drive plant performance and support enterprise and business unit initiatives. Intervene to address supply chain failures as necessary.

  • Communicate with customers and suppliers regarding significant plant quality issues.

Financial Planning - Ability to develop and control a process that delivers an annual operating plan that achieves the objectives of the business while meeting the corporate guidelines and goals. The financial plan confirms that the objectives set are achievable from a financial point of view for both profit and cash flow. Ability to develop, implement and control the planning process. Sets realistic targets for the business based on the objectives of the business. Identifies any risks or opportunities related to the plan and works with the business to mitigate the risks.

Operating Team Cross-Functional Excellence - Cross-functional overview of Plant Operating Team Staff functions: Finance, Quality, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering, Shop Operations, & Safety. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Operating Team members and frequently have technical discussions with them with a good understanding of their subject matter.

Establishes Plans - Develops short- and long-range plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in meeting goals; integrates planning efforts across work units. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of establishing plans. Uses structured tools, processes and systems to plan initiatives and document work clearly. Ensures objectives for projects or initiatives are clearly linked to corresponding activities for effective execution. Solicits customer feedback to incorporate into planning process. Demonstrates the ability to plan initiatives across multiple teams/organizations, ensuring goals are consistent and aligned. Identifies critical constraints to executing plans and develops strategies to deal with the constraints. Prepares highly complex estimates of budget, staff, and other resources.

Manage Execution - Assigns responsibilities; delegates to and empowers others; removes obstacles; allows for and contributes needed resources; coordinates work efforts when necessary; monitors progress. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution. Coordinates performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work flows. Applies a broad range of planning and monitoring tools. Defines planning and review practices that result in few missed milestones and minimal surprises. Effectively delegates to ensure completion of complex projects and work. Monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals change or are not met. Measures effectiveness of execution through defined metrics and disciplined monitoring.

Motivate Others - Encourages and empowers others to achieve; establishes challenging performance standards; creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of motivating others. Establishes challenging performance standards and communicates them in a way that creates buy-in. Demonstrates considerable skill in motivating people when they lack confidence. Developed a reputation for creating a positive and productive work environment while focusing on bottom-line results.

Analyze Issues - Gathers relevant information systematically; considers a broad range of issues or factors; grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems or issues; seeks input from others; uses accurate logic in analyses. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of analyzing issues. Critically identifies an issue's scope and parameters while analyzing it from multiple perspectives. Determines the root causes as well as broad implications of issues. Integrates information and defines an array of alternatives. Applies a wide variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) on a regular basis to complete key projects and solve complex problems.

Coach And Develop - Accurately assesses strength and development needs of employees; gives timely, specific feedback and helpful coaching; provides challenging assignments and opportunities for development. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of coaching and developing. Guides other leaders on the use of coaching and developing skills Coaches direct reports and others through serious performance problems or major skill building. Dedicates significant time to structured and planned work in this area. Consistently on the look out for stretch assignments and development experiences for direct reports and other key talent Has a reputation for being a strong developer of others

Think Strategically - Recognizes significant long-term opportunities for success and accompanying risks; considers a broad range of factors and alternatives and their implications for stakeholders; develops effective, profitable approaches aligned with Cummins vision/mission/ values and strategic principles. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of thinking strategically. Possess a general understanding of core business/functional issues and needs. Understands the impact of global trends on the organization/function. Applies a broad range of formal tools, processes and systems to organize and analyze information. Involves perspectives of others and encourages """"what if"""" thinking. Effectively balances big picture concerns with day-to-day activities. Develops strategies and tactics to enhance the organization's competitiveness.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required. B.S or B.A in applicable field, MBA preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Elkhart-US, IN, Elkhart, Onan

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 6, 2018, 1:17:34 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800061T