Plant Manager

Zim Sailing Plant Manager

This position is responsible for production operations at our 30-person manufacturing facility in Bristol.  The Plant Manager will oversee daily activities, production planning week by week, and help guide the longer-term transformation of the business from a small, specialty marine manufacturer to a modern and professionally organized production facility - including the cultural work therein.

The Plant Manager has productivity, expense and staff responsibility, including expense budgets and weekly reporting.

Manufacturing experience is key for success in this job. Zim Sailing builds fiberglass sailboats, aluminum masts, and small parts. We recently migrated to a cloud-based ERP (Acumatica) and have incredible potential to improve our team’s access to information, efficiency of production planning and reporting, and add software automations. The right candidate will bring experience and passion to build out our systems and processes, both digitally and physically for all production and operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily execution of production and operations
  • Production planning
  • Procurement systems
  • Budget responsibility
  • KPI reporting and accountability (safety, quality and performance
  • Manage safety stock & reorder points
  • QC / QA
  • Facilities
  • Lean/5S - continuous improvement
  • Team incentives and rewards systems
  • Health and safety

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience running a production facility
  • Experience in production management
  • Strong organizational skills, including management of production and inventory
  • Passion for leadership and communication
  • Sailing experience is a plus, but it is not mandatory

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance incentives (profit sharing or production gainshare)
  • Health insurance (BlueCross BlueShield
  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick time
  • 401k Retirement Plan with company match
  • Employee purchase discounts and other perks

About Us

We’re the largest builder of small sailboats in North America, with operations in Rhode Island and Oregon. 


Submit your resume and cover letter, tell us why you’re the right fit for the position.

Posted March 1, 2024

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