Job Description


The Associate Director-Operations is responsible for managing the performance of multiple manufacturing facilities including safety, quality, environmental, production, conversion costs and compliance with divisional and other corporate policies and procedures. Plant locations include Columbus, OH, Franklin, OH, Westfield, MA, Woodbridge, ON, and Concord, ON.


Leads and Manages Plant Managers for multiple sites based on common products, technologies, and geography.

  • Plans and coordinates the work of plant management staff

  • Oversees staff and ensures that they meet goals and objectives

  • Identify, attract, hire, and train staff

  • Identifies key talent within the organization and creates development plans for future growth opportunities

  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive

  • Provides training and mentoring as needed


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage, lead, and direct all responsibilities associated with multiple manufacturing facilities.

  • Direct reporting responsibilities for Plant Manager(s) of the assigned facilities

  • Oversight and effective management of key personnel to ensure "best in class" performance in key areas; Safety, Production, Quality, Preventative Maintenance, and Cost reduction/optimization

  • Identifies growth options with Operations Director and peers as appropriate, based on Siding and Trim Solutions strategy

  • Plans and coordinates major projects including installation of capital, major repairs, plant layout changes, and other needs as identified.

  • Responsible for keeping the Director-Operations updated on all performance metrics (monthly at a minimum) and more frequently based on need and criticality

  • Audits and ensures the operation of the plants to meets OSHA, EPA regulations and Company standards

  • Conduct or participate in periodic performance and communication meetings with all employees to share corporate vision, plant performance status, change management, community involvement activities, training and motivational efforts

  • Maintain compliance with Royal’s, Westlake’s and regulatory entities’ requirements

  • Manage plant spending, AFE proposals, annual plant budgets and execution

  • Train and develop Plant Managers, Production Superintendents and other key management personnel

  • Manage resources and ensure success of Six Sigma Projects, Profit Improvement Plans, and other cost reduction initiatives

  • Ensure the effective utilization and availability of plant assets

  • Oversee safety programs and maintain compliance with all relevant agencies


  • B.S. Engineering or Business or a comparable field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive manufacturing leadership experience

  • Preference for previous experience in management of multiple facilities or multiple organizations

  • Excellent knowledge of plant operations, product quality, cost control and business development 

  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit Westlake Behaviors

  • Demonstrates excellent problem-solving abilities, and effective management skills 

  • Must be able to effectively communicate in a written and verbal manner

  • Willing to travel up to 50% as needed


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Employee will be required to travel up to 50% of the time.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and vibration.  The work environment at the facilities can include excessive noise levels, exposure to weather elements, working around or adjacent to moving and mobile equipment and climbing ladders.  Appropriate personal protective equipment including hearing protection, steel toe shoes safety glasses and/or hard hats may be required while working in a facility. 

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