• Director, Plant Operations

    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary


    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.  We are currently seeking a talented Director of Operations at our plant in Uhrichsville, Ohio.


    Responsibilities Include

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Culture:
      • Actively participate in maintaining a zero incident safety culture.
      • Live and champion the Aleris core values; Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus, Ownership, Excellence, and Teamwork.
      • Create an accountable culture through the use of culture management tools and by modeling the company’s core values.
    • Safety:
      • Provide leadership and support in driving Safety Systems (15-Elements) to a high level of performance.
      • Ensure the plant’s compliance with all HSE Policies and applicable laws.
    • Quality:
      • Ensure product shipped meets customer specifications through robust quality systems.
      • Maintain ISO certification.
    • Delivery:
      • Maintain and improve customer satisfaction by delivering orders on-time and in full.
      • Proactively and collaboratively communicated with appropriate parties to demonstrate a high level of Customer Focus.
    • Cost:
      • Manage company resources in order to achieve the short-term business objectives and position the facility as a long-term viable competitor.
    • People:
      • Lead the talent management process for the plant to ensure the required people resources are in place to deliver the business objectives.
      • Ensure that employees are being developed to ensure the required skills are in place and to maximize employee potential.
    • Capital Expenditures
      • Develop and implement capital investment projects to deliver the business strategy.
      • Oversee capital expenditures to ensure AFE consistency / quality and adherence to capital budgets.
    • Business Planning & Strategy
      • In consultation with the VP, manufacturing, develop annual Plant Blueprints and strategic initiatives for the Uhrichsville facility.
      • Partner with the commercial team in assessing specific new business opportunities, developing operational strategies to support the commercial opportunities.

    Required Qualifications

    Requirements Include:

    • A Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Engineering or related field.
    • Demonstrated success in leading teams in a capital intensive manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to create the desired culture to deliver desired results.
    • Strong behavioral demonstration of our Aleris leadership competencies, Influences People, Customer Focus, Drive for Results and Building Relationships.
    • 10+ years manufacturing management experience.
    • Working knowledge of financial statements and manufacturing accounting.
    • Ability to understand technical manufacturing processes.
    • Must be an excellent communicator, with strong ability to deliver the plant blueprint by setting the proper measurables and holding team members accountable.
    • Strong, self-confident, decisive leader with excellent listening skills, emotional maturity and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.


    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.



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