Plant Manager

Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
Posted Date 4 days ago(2/14/2018 10:37 AM)
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Adorn Door, a Division of Patrick Industries located in Elkhart, Indiana  is the area leader and a supplier of hardwood doors to the Recreational Vehicle and Manufactured Housing Markets. Specializing in handling high volume orders of solid hardwood products, Adorn is currently hiring a Plant Manager to add to their growing team.


Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Engineering, or a related field who are looking to get their foot in the door with a company in which they can grow and advance in, are encouraged to apply.

Specific Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Business Unit Director, the Plant Manager leads the efforts of the operating functions of a growing division of Patrick Industries.  This leader is responsible for direct components of the Organizational Strategic Agenda (OSA) and manages specific objectives linked directly to the OSA. 



  • Creates production schedule and directs production activities to meet sales objectives at maximum efficiency and minimum cost
  • Ensures order fulfillment at CRD (Customer Request Date- on time delivery) objective level
  • Plans and coordinates work, trains and motivates team members, monitors and evaluates performance of team; counsels, documents actions and disciplines as appropriate.
  • Ensures communication, training and running operations is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and EHS standards
  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of plant
  • Supports Continues Improvement by identifying and addressing any opportunities to reduce cost, improve product/process and/or improve overall operations
  • Supports ERP integration into daily business functions of operations
  • Assumes ultimate responsibility for the quality of products produced and shipped to Customers
  • Management and leadership of production standards, metrics and efficiencies
  • Responsible for hiring, staffing and retaining an engaged workforce



The desired capabilities of this key leadership role account for both normal expected abilities to manage and perform to expectations as well as certain attributes which will allow the successful candidate to perform above expected results. 

  • Blends strategic vision with tactical execution across the organization
  • Change leader – recognizes when and where change is needed and has the ability to be successful in selecting the right changes at the right time for the organizational culture to accept and embrace
  • Brings thought leadership to a broad range and topics and has the ability to go deep on the majority of those topics
  • Keen sense and ability to perpetuate and sustain a Customer 1st/Performance environment down to the lowest levels in the organization. Embeds these attributes as part of the culture and as “a way of doing business.”
  • Successfully manages talent using key metrics, formal assessments and integrated calibrations to develop and execute a talent strategy which aligns to the organizations strategic growth plans
  • Is decisive when pressed with critical business and talent decisions. Levels the appropriate analytics with the need to act and execute key decisions
  • Rich and deep experiences in developing relations with key stakeholders to optimize financials, productivity, quality and Customer 1st Understands the key business drivers of our business and customers and builds trust and credibility from within the organization to deliver through consistently exceeding our metrics
  • Extensive experience in the woodworking and/or cabinet manufacturing industry is highly preferred.


Other Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Engineering, or a related field highly preferred. 
  • At least 3 years of experience leading manufacturing teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in terms of being clear, concise, and professional.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines and work independently with little to no oversight



Patrick Industries offers competitive wages and a full benefits package including but not limited to, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Vacation, 401K, and HSA.

Patrick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At Patrick Industries, our Customer First Culture has positioned us as a leading manufacturer and distributer to the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries. A focus on exceeding our customer’s needs every day; anticipating and providing the products and service which they want; investing time and effort to understand our customers business, products, and needs; going beyond what is expected; and doing what we say we will do, is critical at every level of our organization.


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