The recycling division of Smurfit Kappa Orange County is seeking a Regional Operations Manager to oversee three recycling facilities in Arkansas. The facilities are located in Ft. Smith, North Little Rock, and Johnson. The position will be based out of the Ft. Smith facility.
The qualified candidate must have a solid background in recycling and/or waste paper management.
Develop Plant managers in North Little Rock, Ft. Smith, and Fayetteville; provide performance feedback and establish and maintain goals
P&L responsibility over the Arkansas plants
Set safety standards and ensure that all policies & procedures are being met and that safety is the top priority in all three Arkansas plants.
Communicate effectively between Arkansas plants and Southwest Regional Manager
Tracks production rates and quality of deliverable fiber and coordinates communication with the Plants
Foster relationships with customers and vendors while maintaining and growing business
React and respond to mechanical service and equipment issues between plants
Establishes best practices and consistency between plants
Oversee quality, maintenance, and shipping/logistics
Provide job and performance training to Plant Managers
Instruct and lead direct reports in a multi-task environment
Additional duties assigned by Southwest Regional Manager
Some college preferred
3+ years direct experience in the paper/recycling industry; sales a plus
Multi-site management experience in a plant/manufacturing environment
A self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills & have a strong sense of organization and attention to detail