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General Manager

Company: Pick-n-Pull Auto and Truck Dismantlers
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:The General Manager reports directly to the Regional General Manager. The General Manager drives, guides and influences the day-to-day business activities of a single facility or groups of facilities. The General Manager relays the Metals Recycling Business' (MRB) vision of business growth and diversification to their team and drives the execution of the Scrap Materials Procurement program, monthly forecasting and annual budgeting. The incumbent understands and effectively communicates company goals and drives home these goals at the facility and departmental manager level. The incumbent directs staff to achieve individual and facility goals and successfully delegates responsibility. The incumbent ensures compliance with company policies and established regulations; Health & Safety (H&S), and Environmental, Security, the management and administration of personnel, operations/production activities, cost controls, inventory quality and quantity specifications. Managing each department under their purview, the General Manager makes informed, measured decisions regarding departmental activities. To make sound business decisions, the General Manager must comprehend and synthesize high volumes of information including: metrics, reports, and written and verbal communications in a fast paced environment.This position operates within flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of facility management. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increases profits.Essential Functions:Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S) - Responsible for overall H&S issues within facility by working closely with the Regional Safety Engineer(s). Ensures Environmental compliance in accordance with company, federal and state policies by working closely with the Regional Environmental Manager. Specific accountabilities include:

  • Providing a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
  • Monitoring H&S programs administered by MRB H&S department.
  • Following an incident or accident, communicating Corrective Action Plans to all personnel per policy.
  • Monitoring environmental compliance in order to report any deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate Environmental party and Regional General Manager and Regional Director.Commercial - Participates in the execution of Scrap Materials Procurement program as defined by the Regional Commercial Group and facility Commercial Operations team. Specific accountabilities include:
    • Communicating with Commercial and Logistics Departments, ensuring material purchase quotas are met for the facilities and that materials are transferred or shipped in a timely fashion. Daily review of inbound material receipts report by customer and by commodity, ensuring accurate pricing and volumes.
    • Monitoring inbound material purchases ensuring proper grading and customer pricing.
    • Providing direct supervision as needed to the Commercial Operations Manager.
    • Reviewing purchase prices and comparing to sell prices; providing reasonable metal spreads to ensure profit of all material processing and handling.Budgeting & Forecasting - Works closely with Departmental Managers and Regional Financial Business Partner(s) in regard to internal budgeting and forecasting. Specific accountabilities include:
      • Analyzing operating efficiencies of each cost center (shredder, shear, torch, stockpiling, etc).
      • Reviewing inventory and production levels with regard to material sold and current market conditions.
      • Operates facilities within the established forecasts, operating budgets, and CAPEX budgets.
      • Recommending, on a yearly basis, prioritized capital expenditures, accounting for: environmental necessities; safety enhancements; equipment condition code and replacement program; operational efficiency needs; ability to sustain operations and business growth including new business opportunities.Operational Performance & Best Management Practices - Responsible for clarifying, validating, analyzing and testing for accuracy in all assigned areas. Specific accountabilities include:
        • Production and Maintenance in all departments.
        • Assuring committed production levels are achieved and maintained for all departments.
        • Optimizing utilization of key equipment
        • Monitoring equipment needs and availability for all locations.
        • Overseeing proper equipment maintenance, servicing and utilization.
        • P&L of inbound products - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous.
        • Reviewing Time and Weight studies.
        • Assessing relative cost effectiveness of sub-contractors, including transportation, burners, etc.
        • Forecasting monthly production with Department Managers in conjunction with Commercial group ensuring that facility goals are met.
        • Supporting other Schnitzer locations as necessary.Inventory & Quality Control - Responsible for monitoring and maintaining yard inventories (ferrous and nonferrous) for accuracy. Specific accountabilities include:
          • Managing inventory levels in accordance with market data.
          • Maintaining accurate physical material inventories in all facilities keeping in compliance with all internal and SOX controls.Security - Responsible for overall facility security, including the oversight of outside security contractors. At port facilities, the General Manager may designate another manager (generally the Terminal Operations Manager or Ship Loading Supervisor) as the Maritime Security (MARSEC) Facility Security Officer (FSO).
            • Ensuring safe operation of facility stevedoring activities.
            • Administrative Management - Directs management in the supervision and performance evaluation of personnel and their activities within the facility. Specific accountabilities include:
            • Working with Department Managers to identify and implement necessary training for all personnel
            • Ensuring accurate reporting for production departments.
            • Administration and record keeping relative to Operations and Maintenance of facility, buildings and equipment.
            • Following HR guidelines for status changes, salary changes, goal setting, annual reviews/evaluations, and payroll issues
            • Reviewing organizational charts and job descriptions for accuracy.Special Projects - Performs other special projects which may require project management experience or specialized knowledge.Internal Control Responsibilities:Supports the Company's Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business. Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.Specific Other Responsibilities(Regional, by Location, Compliance):May be needed to provide backup Truck Scale Operations including:
              • Coordinate with office personnel to ensure accurate and timely documentation of all purchasing transactions.
              • Conduct scale operations and evaluate incoming products: identify contents of each load, operate the incoming scale to determine weight, and direct customers to appropriate areas for unloading.
              • Operate outgoing scale: identify commodity codes, and compute tickets total for paymentSupervisory Responsibility:The General Manager directly supervises the facility Commercial Operations team, Plant Manager, Car Processing Manager, and Office Manager. See the applicable Regional Director organization chart for all direct and indirect reporting relationships.Interpersonal Contacts:Primary direct lines of communication with the Regional General Manager, Regional Director, Regional Health and Safety Engineer(s), Regional Environmental Health and Safety Engineer(s) and Regional Environmental Manager(s). Secondary lines of communication as requested or needed with MRB Executive Management including the President, Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Operating Officer, National Director of Facilities and Operations, Executive Director, Business Planning & Development, VP Export Sales, National Non-Ferrous Sales Director and/or additional personnel for information exchange.External contacts include union representatives, contractors, vendors, suppliers, community leaders, variety of regulatory officials, and various business contacts.Job Conditions:Exposure to physical operations at metal recycling yards; it is necessary to walk/climb in active industrial yards with uneven surfaces and to out-of-the-way areas. Occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions and travel is required. Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability; disturbances of work flow, and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Regular overtime is required. Offsite work involves meeting in person with current or potential customers, and visiting other Schnitzer locations. Travel estimated at 25%.Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:Ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Visual acuity needed for: close detail work; preparing and analyzing data figures; reviewing / creating reports, schematics, blueprints; accounting and computer use; inspecting scrap material and manufacturing operations / equipment.Qualifications:A Bachelors degree in Business Administration / Operations Management or equivalent combination of education and / or experience. A minimum of 7-10 years of related experience with operations management responsibilities. Preference for experience within the metals recycling industry with experience in scrap purchasing and operations management. This position requires possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive an automobile.Tact and the ability to communicate, in a professional manner, to all levels of individuals; computer skills including Microsoft Suite; supervisory and management skills. Ability to: negotiate and communicate with unions; define problems and collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and then make decisions; apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; deal with a large number of variables and determine a specific course of action.PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires. An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check and credit check (if position specified). All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

Keywords: Pick-n-Pull Auto and Truck Dismantlers, Tacoma , General Manager, Executive , Tacoma, Washington

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