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Plant Manager
Angelica | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Company Summary:

Angelica was established in 1878 and is the leading provider of outsourced linen-management services to the healthcare industry. We have nearly 3,700 employees in 23 locations across the United States dedicated to "Improving the Fabric of Healthcare." We provide a complete array of laundry services, linen and apparel rental solutions, and onsite-linen-management services to healthcare providers and their patients. Angelica's headquarters is outside of Chicago, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for implementing operational strategy and leading all Operations, Customer Support, Delivery, Engineering and Administration efforts within the plant and surrounding area. Specifically, the Plant Manager must insure effective teamwork between operations, delivery, logistics, and sales and service. Responsibilities of this position include establishing, implementing, and following effective operational policies and compliance with company standards to ensure continuous improvement related to a balanced metric scorecard approach in the areas of safety, quality, cost, deliver, people and growth within Angelica's operations.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Recruit and build a high performing operations team, as well as consistently reinforcing teamwork among team members

* Build motivation among team members in order to achieve Company financial targets

* Lead all Operations, Customer Support, Administrative, Engineering and Delivery employees in the plant or at the customer's location(s) in order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Company

* Drive results of the strategic business operations plan through continuous improvement and leadership accountability in the following areas: safety, quality, delivery, cost, people and growth

* Build, maintain and promote positive relationships with Service and Sales personnel to ensure the highest levels of product quality, service, and customer satisfaction

* Research, plan and manage plant costs including linen, labor, utilities, transportation and production supplies, in order to effectively manage company assets within budget while maintaining a highly efficient operation

* Monitor and ensure all regulatory compliance requirements impacting operations in coordination with Legal, EHS, and all Federal and State laws

* Implement and maintain a predictive and preventative maintenance program

* Build positive relationships with all employees including Union representatives

* Ensure company development initiatives are carried out to their fullest, including Safety-Work observation, preventative maintenance, lean enterprise principles, Customer for Life meetings, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Plant Manager is responsible for supervising Shift Managers, Production Supervisors, Chief Engineers, Office Leads and Clerks, and Linen Managers or Supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

* B.A. or B.S. degree in engineering, business management or related field

* 10 years management experience at a Plant Manager level or higher

* Lean principles experience (Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kaizen Event Planning and Facilitation, Sales & Operations Planning, One-Piece Flow, Line Balancing, Theory of Constraints-based Capacity Planning, etc.)

* Excellent business acumen, strategic planning, multi-tasking and problem solving skills

* Proven ability to managing P&L financial statements

* Ability to effectively interact with customers, suppliers and employees

* Proficient in MS Office products

* Proven knowledge, experience and a history of success in operational management

* Excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)

Preferred Qualifications:

* College degree in finance, business, or engineering
* Broad leadership experience in a healthcare services setting
* Experience with Unions
* Lean Principles training
* Six Sigma training
* Prior experience managing multiple facilities
* Knowledge of laundry or other processing equipment

Travel Required:

The Plant Manager position requires occasional travel. Employees are responsible for creating and submitting expense reports each week for expenditures incurred during travel.

Physical Requirements:

The position requires considerable sitting, typing and the ability to move objects of less than 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The working environment is indoors and is seasonally heated and cooled with minimal noise levels. The position requires considerable sitting, typing and the ability to move objects of less than 25 pounds. The position requires the ability to communicate in person, telephonically and via email.

Note: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, nor designed to contain a definitive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee.

Angelica is an equal opportunity employer. In furtherance of our commitment to equal employment opportunity, and pursuant to government contracting laws and regulations, we also take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other legally recognized protected status.

About Angelica

Angelica Corporation is a provider of outsourced linen management services to the United States healthcare industry. The Company has developed a service offering that allows healthcare providers to outsource some or all aspects of their linen management needs. Angelica provides laundry services, linen and apparel rental and on-site linen management services to a customer base of approximately 4,200 healthcare providers located in 25 states. To a more limited extent, the Company also provides linen management services to customers in the hospitality business. During the fiscal year ended January 26, 2008 (fiscal 2008), Angelica processed over 798 million pounds of linen for its customers. The Company delivered services to customers through its network of 28 laundry service centers, three depots, and fleet of approximately 380 delivery vehicles. In August 2008, Angelica Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking.

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