Head of Plant Operations – Apparel Manufacturing

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Head of Plant Operations Guatemala

Head of Plant Operations – Apparel Manufacturing

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala 

Chronos Consulting is part of the Coberon Chronos Group, an award winning global leader in permanent and temporary staffing, RPO and business process automation solutions for global multinationals. The Group owns and operates 41 offices worldwide.


Chronos Consulting client is a international leader in apparel manufacturing. Due to expansion, they are seeking a new Operations leader for this growing and dynamic manufacturing facility.  Relocation support offered moving from Central / Latin America to Guatemala.


The Role:

Reporting to CEO and head of Operations based in the USA, you will be responsible for:

Achieving levels of “throughput, performance and profitability” established as company objectives and ensure the sustainability of its achievement and growth

Overseeing and ensuring fleet of machinery, equipment and resources.

Promote and proactively work with managers in Logistics/ Supply Chain, Production, QA, Planning to manage the risks of the operation, and implement Best Practices.

Planning and budget all the processes of the execution, as well as  accountability for the  execution of the budget.

Ensuring the existence and compliance of policies and standards that ensure the achievement of the objectives of all the processes of the execution (End-to-End) and the tangible practice of all the values of the company.

Knowledge Management and Continuous Improvements.

Compliance and auditing of both international standards and/or customer and corporate policies and internal business rules that reinforce the Corporate Governance.

Ensure the teamwork of all the managers in charge of  processes plant execution and the effective achievement of their objectives through the measurement of KPI’s

Nurture and drive R&D and innovation within the operation.


The Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance coupled with 12 + years of experience in a manufacturing environment  (apparel experience a plus).

Proven track record in running a plant of 800 + employees

Ability to drive a fast growing manufacturing operation and work well under pressure.

Strong leadership, planning, P&L and execution skills

Travel 15 to 20%

Fluent in English and Spanish

Six Sigma certification and experience working for an American corporation is a preferred

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