Titulo del puesto:
Plant Leader - Baraboo, WI

Información general

Ubicación: Baraboo, WI, WI
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Bayport, MN
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Posting City:
Baraboo, WI

Descripción y Requerimientos


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


To find a highly energetic, positive leader to lead, manage, and deliver overall business results for the pultrusion operating plant. May be responsible for multiple and/or complex/changing pultrusion operations teams. Oversee, plan, direct operations and provide leadership to assigned areas and actively develops multiple leaders in pultrusion operations.

 This position is also responsible for managing the site safety and AMS functions. This position also ensures that the assigned functional areas are operated in accordance with Andersen’s values, employee covenant and strategic direction.

Responsible for implementing strategies to foster a customer-focused, high performance, strategically aligned organization.  Cultivates an environment of team development, professionalism, knowledge and sense of urgency that demonstrates our commitment to excellence.

Responsible for applying best practices by improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the provision of effective personnel training methods and strategies. Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of complex and/or multiple operational areas in the pultrusion plant, and the key functional areas (Main Plant, Safety, AMS, Materials, Shipping, Storage and Distribution, Office Staff).
  • Act as liaison to coordinate and manage the distribution process.
  • Forge and build relationships with Corporate Partners. Collaborate with the Baraboo, WI pultrusion facility.
  • Manages Managers/Supervisors to ensure team provides site-level coverage and leadership during first, second, and third shift.  Ensures that a wide variety of issues are identified and addressed appropriately, following company guidelines and practices (this may include supplier, productivity, safety, associate issues, etc.).
  • Deliver agreed results in the areas of safety, environmental compliance (EPA), quality, customer service, cost and associate satisfaction/development for all areas of responsibility.
  • Define and communicate performance targets for safety, quality, customer service and cost.
  • Develop and implement plans to provide process improvement in key areas defined above. Improvement initiatives will be aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and the manufacturing strategic plan and corporate initiatives.
  • Establish an environment conducive to high levels of morale, associate satisfaction, and performance.
  • Deliver performance to budget.  Use participative approach in budgeting process.
  • Ensure alignment of activities and resources within the Pultrusion operations functional areas. Ensure cross-organization collaboration and associate involvement where appropriate.
  • Acquire the appropriate people, technology, equipment and financial resources necessary to meet customer expectations and implement the business improvement plans. Support new process and product development and implementation.
  • Participate in negotiations with suppliers regarding issues that impact the Pultrusion Operations:  prices, quality, customer service, etc.
  • Be highly visible to associates and create a safe environment for participation.  Promote active/hands-on management to solve problems and promote high involvement approaches to problem solving.
  • Establish visual management techniques to manage the Pultrusion Operations.
  • Mentor developing Managers, Superintendents and Supervisors by providing coaching, information, ideas, feedback, and encouragement to associates and managers to promote the growth and development of the Pultrusion teams.
  • Make the best possible use of company data and information, control procedures and work schedules as they apply to managed business section.
  • Establishes realistic goals and programs for attaining results for departments and supervisors in managed business section.
  • Maintains good employee relations in managed business section by seeing that policies and procedures are understood and applied in a fair and uniform manner.
  • Sees that the best interests of the corporation and majority of associates get first consideration in resolving isolated problems in managed business section.
  • Continued personal growth and development.  Role model supporting the value of continuous learning.

 Secondary Responsibilities: 

  • Establish positive community relations through involvement in community organizations.
  • Direction of Others:
    • Provide direct or indirect leadership and direction to Value Stream Supervisors, Team Leads, Line Trainers, Safety, Quality, AMS, Supply Chain, EHS, Maintenance,


  • 4-year degree or equivalent
  • 8 – 10 years of supervisory or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of world-class (Lean, Safety, Quality, Manufacturing)

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Business acumen and knowledge
  • Cost accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial justification
  • ROI
  • Communication:
  • Listening skills
  • Effective 1:1 and in groups
  • Presentation skills
  • Persuasiveness and ability to debate/sell ideas
    • Able to motivate associates at all levels
  • Displays energy for the business
  • Demonstrates courage to make difficult decisions and act
  • Collaborates with associates at all levels
  • Able to coach and develop people at all levels within the plant operations
  • Able to create and foster a continuous improvement culture

Manufacturing Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes/IT systems
  • Able to articulate engineering and quality requirements and then deploy resources to produce the required solutions
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety
  • Able to facilitate kaizen events
  • Strong knowledge of the supply chain


Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to work experience, education, geographic location, certifications, etc. In addition to your pay, Andersen Corporation currently offers benefits such as comprehensive health benefits, 401k contribution, paid time off, 8 paid standard holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, a robust employee Wellbeing program, as well as profit sharing (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).



“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects

** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners



Benefits include, and are not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.


In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  

Posting City:
Bayport, MN