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Plant Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  Dec 1, 2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  11584

Do you want to work for a world-leading manufacturer who strives to build a better future through sustainability and innovation? Are you looking for a new challenge in a stable, fast-growing sector?


Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.


We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.


Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.


We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.



Position overview:

The Plant Manager is responsible for leadership of the manufacturing facility, ensuring that it operates with employee health and safety as the number one priority. You will report to the Operations Director. The job covers all aspects of production, from receiving goods to shipping products, leading the plant and creating, delivering a long term sustainable strategy for the plant in essential responsible areas.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Being the ambassador of Ball’s culture, driving the right behaviours amongst all plant employees.
  • Lead the activities of the various plant functions to ensure the most effective utilisation of resources: people, material and plant.
  • Responsible for recognising, creating and implementing plans to promote diversity & inclusion within the plant.
  • Full P&L and legal responsibility for the plant, including involvement in the preparation of yearly budgets and driving compliance with H&S and Fire Prevention laws.
  • Continually review plans, methods and efficiency, ensuring modifications to equipment/methods are in accordance with company standards including environmental, health and safety, and accessibility.
  • Introduction of cost reduction/continuous improvement programmes/process.
  • Ensure all team members are trained, supervised and adequately supported to carry out their duties effectively and to the highest standard of quality and safety.
  • Perform duties of the management representative in the environmental management system.
  • Take part in development and maintenance of the integrated management system.
  • Represent the plant in all matters and relationships with external bodies.


Experience required:

  • Previous experience in a people leadership role within a large manufacturing facility.
  • Engineering background, with relevant degree or qualifications.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and operating in critical 24/7/365 environments.
  • Strong communication skills across all organisational levels.
  • Knowledge of budgetary processes and capital expenditure projects.
  • Working knowledge of legislation regarding H&S and Environmental policies
  • Experience working in unionised environment is beneficial.
  • Analytical skills and ability to drive outcomes.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Ball Corporation are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.

Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.

No agencies please.


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