Exide Technologies Plant Manager in Columbus, Georgia


Reporting to the Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, the Plant Manager is responsible for achieving all established production and shipping goals while ensuring that the overall quality of the product is maintained with the lowest manufacturing costs possible. Additionally, the Plant Manager is responsible for providing direction to the production supervisors and supporting staff to ensure that all products meet the necessary OE standards and requirements of the customer base serviced by the Columbus Plant.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ensure that the plant meets or exceeds all environmental and safety standards in accordance with all government and Exide standards.

  • Establish and modify plant operations, policies and goals towards improving plant profitability in all areas.

  • Promote cost reduction opportunities and delegate responsibility for action.

  • Manufacture all assigned products in conformance with established engineering and quality standards.

  • Provide leadership in the facility that will actively engage employees in the achievement of all plant and company KPIs.

  • Continuously evaluate production equipment and processes to ensure competitiveness in the field. Coordinate with design and manufacturing engineering groups to implement and evaluate new or revised processes.

  • Monitor levels of production, shipments, labor performance, scrap and rejects, and housekeeping. Take action to correct unfavorable deviations improve favorable trends.

  • Insure plant and equipment is maintained to achieve production requirements and provide a safe and clean work environment.

  • Manages leadership team who are responsible for Manufacturing, Engineering, EH&S, HR, Finance, Quality and Materials & Distribution.

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.

  • Lead and maintain the company’s performance management system for salaried employees, including periodic people reviews

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, which include but are limited to; interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Lead the development of a high performing workplace culture, especially in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, communications and employee relations


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related field from an accredited college/university.

  • Minimum five (5) years of manufacturing management experience at the plant level; preferably in the battery manufacturing industry or a Tier 1 supplier of OE products to the Heavy Duty Transportation industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Experience with lean manufacturing tools (i.e. Build to Order Processes, Kan-Ban Implementation, Inventory Reduction, TPS).

  • Six Sigma experience preferred

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-2094

Category Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance

Position Type Regular Full-Time