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The Clorox Company Assistant Plant Manager in Wheeling, Illinois

Make your mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Job Overview/Summary

The Assistant Plant Manager (APM) leads and owns all the operations functions at the Hidden Valley site in Wheeling, IL. The position has direct responsibility for day to day management of production operations including Safety, Process, Packaging, Distribution, and WCO (Continuous Improvement) and output of functions at the site. The APM is responsible for approximately 200 employees (4 Exempt and 196 non-Exempt).

This position will require the candidate to support a 24 hour 7 day a week operation across 3 shifts

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures an environment where safety is a core value. Work with plant leadership, Engineering, Maintenance and Operations to create, implement and constantly update safety requirements for the facility.

  • Drive and nurture an empowered, high performance culture that includes developing people (exempt and non-exempt), driving world class safety performance and programs, managing change, continuous improvement, and reducing operating costs.

  • Drive, model, champion and support desired plant culture, vision, team-based structure, and skill-based pay for performance system

  • Lead a team of 4-6 managers. Work to disseminate priorities for team and facility and implementation strategies for self and direct reports. .

  • Provide leadership at all levels of the facility. Work proactively to foster an environment of trust, open communication and ownership.

Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required

  • 6 years of manufacturing experience

  • 4 years in a leadership role managing processes and people

  • Position will require the candidate to be in manufacturing environment with rotating equipment, elevated surfaces, temperature variations etc.

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Technology or Business is highly preferred

  • 8 years of manufacturing experience

  • 5 years in a leadership role managing processes and people

  • Desire to move upward within Clorox Company

  • 5 years of Operational Leadership experience

  • Safety leadership experience

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively lead and influence across a broad network

  • Demonstrated experience delivering results as a Site Manager

  • Manufacturing Technical knowledge

  • Excellent oral/written communication and people skills

  • Strong Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Exposure to World Class Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM/LEAN) or 6 Sigma

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree, College Diploma, or Equivalent

More about Product Supply (PSO)

The Product Supply Organization (PSO) is an inclusive, diverse global community of leaders. Our team is responsible for sourcing, making and shipping some of the world’s most trusted household products. In our organization, safety is paramount and innovation a must. Join us if you want to keep growing professionally and make an impact in the lives of millions of homes.

More About Clorox

At Clorox (NYSE: CLX), we build brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer and professional brands, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Clorox Healthcare® and CloroxPro™ Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts and included on CR Magazine's 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, Barron's 2019 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index and the 2019 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, among others.

We also support our communities, contributing about $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2018.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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