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Plant Manager -South Bend, IN

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: South Bend, IN, US, 46634-4002

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Posting Address

South Bend, IN

Position Overview

The Plant Manager for CMC South Bend, IN is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of manufacturing plants and the employees. In this role the plant manager, plans and directs all operational activities at the facility in support of corporate and business unit guidelines, policies, procedures and objectives. Works in conjunction with Corporate Business Partners from Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing, Quality, etc. to ensure activities follow the appropriate business standard. Develops and implements business strategies leading to improvements in all areas of the operation.  The Plant Manager will also be responsible for overseeing multiple site locations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide safe and healthy conditions for people at the facility and impact the community as an environmental steward.
  • Will have responsibility for multiple physical locations within the same geographic area locally as well as direct activities through site leadership located remotely within much smaller facility.
  • Implement measures driving the facility to meet or exceed all corporate objectives (shipments, conversion cost, inventory in dollars & DOH, budgets, OTDP, etc.)
  • Reports solid-line to the Director of Operations but may receive assignments from other senior corporate team members. 
  • Ensure all activities meet the appropriate standards including company policies / procedures, governmental regulations, sound financial procedures, industry standards, etc.
  • Provide an effective working environment for our people and a sound and regular communication process enabling all members of the facility to become part of the team.
  • Work with the Business Partners in other functional areas to manage the facility while meeting the individual objectives for all team members.
  • Drive the implementation of the Hubbell Production System (Lean) as a way of life at the facility.
  • Develop, implement & monitor forward looking plans to improve the organization in all areas.
  • Drive operational improvements to maximize the utilization of our resources and the value of our Capital Investments.
  • Review the needs and recommend the appropriate staffing needed to enable the facility to meet its objectives.
  • Provide the necessary coordination for all functional areas in the facility to ensure they are maximizing their activities in terms of the facility objectives (Safety, Quality, Delivery,
  • Productivity, Inventory).
  • Must be flexible to enable support of the facility across all three shifts.
  • Coordinate with Budget setting and develop/monitor appropriate metrics to achieve budget targets as it relates to cost, productivity, capital spending, absorption, and inventory days on hand.
  • Deliver favorable quality results through management of our quality program within the facility. Work cross-functionally in a Matirx organization collaborating with Corporate Quality, Safety, Finance, HR, Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement groups Monitor, report and take action on critical metrics within the plant

Skills and Experience

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop professional PowerPoint presentations and effectively articulate the message.
  • Strong analytical ability and the ability to develop action plans for improvement.
  • Ability to evaluate an organization and to develop \ monitor improvement plans.
  • Strong leadership ability across all levels of the facility.
  • Must understand the business management process and be able to deliver results.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities across multiple departments.
  • Must have the ability to lead a team and to build talent in support of the team with a minimum of 5 years of management experience in a manufacturing/operations environment.
  • Eight years of relevant experience may be substituted for a four-year degree provided the core skills have been obtained thru college level courses. 
  • Preferred Skills: Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communications skills across all levels of an organization.
  • Computer Skills: Must have strong Microsoft Office, e-mail and other PC application skills. SAP familiarity is a plus.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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