Bridgestone Americas

Plant Manager - Florence, KY

Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred
4 Year Degree
Requisition ID
Posted Date
Functional Area

Company Overview

At Firestone Building Products, you can count on us for complete building performance solutions – from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems, wall systems and specialty products based on the specific results our customers need to achieve. Constantly looking at the big picture, we not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also the outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise – all backed by a brand you can trust.



Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.

Position Summary

The  Plant Manager will be direct and manage all plant operations with overall responsibility for safety, quality, production, maintenance, continuous improvement, positive teammate relations and other production related activities.  This facility is located in Florence, Kentucky and will provide leadership to three direct reports to ensure plant assets are properly maintained and continually operate at designed performance standards.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct and manage plant operations for production, maintenance, quality and shipping and receiving.
  • Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Develop and control profits, plans, and budget.
  • Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures and manpower
  • Manages capital asset maintenance.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
  • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to direct reports
  • Providing leadership to ensure plant assets are properly maintained
  • Continuously operate at designed performance standards
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to delivery optimum quality at lowest possible cost
  • Improve Process Capability through reduction in process variation and process standardization
  • Lead improvement efforts to identify and reduce cost of poor quality
  • Support implementation of overall equipment effectiveness
  • Improve and maintain production quality and output
  • Maintain on time shipping
  • Drive Continuous Improvement
  • Lead lean manufacturing and waste elimination activities
  • Implement process improvement and standardization




  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum of 5 + years manufacturing management experience
  • Business Acumen







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