DuPont Plant Manager Smirice in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Plant Manager Smirice (Job Number: PLA00001062)


This position

  • Willmanage the overall operation and all aspects of a medium size manufacturingfacility (+/-110 employees), with food safety manufacturing units includingproduction, maintenance, technology, and other manufacturing units/functions.

  • Isresponsible for environmental, safety, food quality/safety, security, qualitycontrol, local warehousing and shipping.

  • Ensurescontinuous and efficient production in desired quantity, food quality, andproduct quality, cost effective maintenance, and appropriate technologysupport.

  • Setsexpectations and work environment standards necessary for successful operation.

  • Ensuresappropriate personnel planning, staffing, and performance management.

  • Ensurescompliance with policies, procedures, safety and food safety standards andcountry regulation, authorizations and permits.

  • Interactswith the community to maintain right to operate. Deal with employeerepresentatives and unions.

This position will report to a N&H Manufacturing and Supply Chain Leader.

The responsibilities for the Plant Manager position will include but are not limited to:

Safety, Health, Environmental, Food Qualityand Safety & Core Values

  • Establishesmanaging processes for advancing and ensuring consistency of Core Values(SHE/PSM, Ethics & Respect for People) across the site.

  • Ensuresregulatory compliance across all core values including food safety.

  • Leadsidentification and prioritization of risk reduction opportunities, establishesclear priorities and supports effective resourcing to drive improvement at thesite. (SHE/PSM, Site security)

  • Leadsrelationship with local authorities including safety, food safety, healthregulatory agency, customs, police.

  • Ensuresfollow up and consistency of food safety plan (HACCP, pre-requisites)

  • Maintainspositive community relations through active participation in localorganizations

  • Accountablefor leading and managing the site’s Environmental, Occupational Health andSafety, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems (ISO9001:2008,FSSC 22000)requirements.

Leadership and Management

  • Provideleadership that gives clear, consistent mission and direction in alignment withbusiness strategy and priorities.

  • Establishand communicate clearly defined objectives.

  • Identify,measure, track and ensure achievement of critical success factors.

  • Leadand drive cultural change and continuous improvement.

  • Coordinateproduction, maintenance, distribution, warehousing, and cost improvementinitiatives in accordance with corporate guidelines.

  • Developplans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.

  • Overseeproduction costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory controlprograms to maintain and enhance profitable operation of business.

  • Developgood working relations with local unions to achieve plant goals

Operations Strategy & Planning

  • Communicationof business objectives, priorities and progress across the site

  • Communicationwithin DuPont off-site and above site

  • Develops,implements and renews a 3-5-year site strategic plan, including a clear sitevision, which supports the business and corporate strategy.

  • Leadssite staff team in identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and aligningaction plans with business strategy and anticipating future needs.


  • Accountablefor advancing Lean (DPS) culture of continuous improvement (visual management,people, environment, site vision, M&B, empowerment, accountability, visualcontrols, performance dialog, structured problem solving, LSW…).

  • Responsiblefor site’s infrastructure capabilities, improvement and resource plans viaevergreen 5-year plan.

  • Utilizesperformance tracking metrics to drive execution.

Community/Industrial Relations

  • Establishand maintain good working relationships with local community, civicgroups,other businesses andmanufacturing operations within the industrial community, and political andlegislative representatives.

  • Maintainclose liaison with first responders and regulatory agencies to ensure thatcompany meets it's obligations as a corporate citizen in the community.

Morale, Talent Management & CapabilityBuilding

  • Developspeople at the site (feedback, coaching, mentoring, delegation, difficultconversations, capability building)

  • Encouragesemployee’s engagement and fosters empowerment and ownership through leaderstandard work practices.

  • Establishesand ensures the effectiveness of two-way communication processes across thesite.

  • Managesstaffing strategy (core/ variable, overtime management and labor planning).

  • Providesstrategy and ensures effectiveness of the reward and recognition system acrossthe plant.

  • Utilizestalent management processes and systems (succession planning, top talent,Individual Performance Plan).


  • in chemical or/and biochemical engineering or science with experience ineither industrial biochemistry, pharma or food additives; or a Bachelor’sDegree in chemical or/and biochemical engineering with 6 – 10 years relatedexperience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education andexperience.

  • Manufacturingexperience which includes exposure to SHE, Quality, Food Safety, Maintenanceand Continuous Improvement systems and tools.

  • Experiencein supervising people.

  • Rolemodel and advance Core Values, DPS Behaviors, Corporate Directed behaviors ofspeed and agility, accountability, transparency, talent development

  • Language:English


Primary Location: EMEA-Czech Republic-Hradec Králové-Smirice

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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