ACH Foam Technologies, Inc. Division General Manager in Washington, Iowa

Division General Manager

Washington, Iowa



ACH Foam Technologies is North America’s leading manufacturer of molded foam solutions, providing architectural insulation, geofoam, protective packaging, cold chain packaging, and industrial applications. We believe our success starts with our people. Join our team!

Job Summary: Oversee all plant operations including materials, labor and OH in relation to manufacturing products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations. Support and lead ACH operations personnel in achieving our goals and objectives related to quality, safety, plant efficiency and overall continual improvement of ACH operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Communicate goals and objectives through the ACH team at the plants and maintain culture for continual improvement.

  • Direct supervisors using both oral and written communication, scheduling meetings when necessary. Set short term and long term goals and objectives giving clear expectations.

  • Actively communicate resource needs to the appropriate Operations Director and take part in Operations team meetings (conference calls and/or off site meetings).

  • Communicate with Human Resources concerning personnel issues related to disciplinary action, accident reporting or hiring / termination of employees.

  • Identify problems and opportunities for improvement, and then lead the team through appropriate action to capitalize on the opportunity.

  • Manage the supply of materials for manufacturing requirements while meeting inventory targets.

  • Understand and follow regulatory guidelines and rules related to EHS and ISO compliance; including company, local, state and federal laws or policies/procedures.

  • Direct the Plant Engineering and Maintenance staff on a day-to-day basis to ensure that systems and equipment are being optimized.

  • Evaluate equipment status and priorities based on current and future needs. Utilize this information to assist with the development of the annual Capital Expenditures budget for the related plant.

  • Direct the logistics, scheduling and works with customer service staff to ensure that ACH meets our customer’s expectations for delivery and quality.

  • Participate in resolving customer issues and concerns in a timely manner. Initiate and maintain contact with other departments, to obtain and provide complete, detailed and accurate information.

  • Assist in the development of the annual budget for the related plant. Strive to meet or exceed plant budget in the areas of Materials, Labor, OH and Freight.

  • Review and understand the monthly financial statements to help drive decision making related to Materials, Labor, OH and Freight costs.

  • Work with all Operations Directors to support initiatives in various functions within the plant.

  • Perform all other functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma. College degree in Engineering or similar field is preferred. Experience may be substituted for degree.

  • 3 plus years of Production or Plant Management experience required in a manufacturing or industrial environment.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be fluent in the English language, both written and spoken.

  • Strong management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize.

  • Exceptional communication, leadership & interpersonal skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and advanced analytical skills.

  • Ability to build strong positive working relationships with vendors, customers, and production team members.

  • Must be able to learn and understand the manufacturing processes, quality standards, equipment operations, safety requirements, and departmental procedures necessary to lead and troubleshoot assigned production areas.

  • Must be computer literate: Excel, Word, Outlook, ERP systems.