Plant Manager

Plant Manager – Kinston, NC

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.


  • Responsible for all aspects of manufacturing, engineering, logistics, EH&S and facilities at plant. Establish local strategy, leadership of workforce and interface with key internal customer 
  • Typically, responsible for a plant population of 300-500 employees with high complexity and a 24/7 operation.
  • Actively build a work environment that fosters operational, team and individual excellence by demonstrating effective leadership, communication and people support behaviors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels, to plant staff and senior management.
  • Management of annual operating plan and deployment of resources to deliver production commitments in key safety, quality, service, and cost target areas.
  • Provide leadership to develop safety culture required to achieve and sustain world-class safety performance, including development and execution of effective safety processes.
  • Responsible for developing annual operating plans, budgets, and detailed plans to deliver.
  • Established track record of manufacturing accomplishments
  • Prior work experience in a paper manufacturing environment, printing, forming and paper board die cutting.
  • Competent in Lean Manufacturing execution, and process based continuous improvement. Provide Leadership to establish a culture of continuous improvement leveraging Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Direct site capital programs and expenditures to support strategic operations goals.
  • Comply with all local, state and federal regulations. 


  • BS/BA in engineering or business with 7-10 years’ experience in manufacturing operations including management/supervisory experience required.
  • Must have financial aptitude, analytical skills, proven leadership effectiveness.
  • Have a progressive history of Lean Manufacturing within a manufacturing environment
  • Prior work experience in a paper manufacturing environment, printing, forming and paper board die cutting.
  • Management/supervisory experience required.
  • Clear understanding of regulatory requirements required to manufacturing operations management 

Relocation assistance is available for this position. 

At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, molded-fiber packaging, paper cups and cartons. Our global force of almost 12,000 team members allows us to supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice industries around the world.  Over the years, Pactiv has consistently outpaced the competition in safety, innovation and strategic acquisitions. Want to learn more? Visit  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristics protected by law. #LI-TM1 ”IND1P”

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