Site Leader, Omaha Job

Plant Manager/Site Leader - Omaha


GSI is the industry’s leading provider of turn-key solutions in three primary AG segments; Grain, Seed Processing and Treatment, and comprehensive Protein (Swine and Poultry) production solutions.  With a global manufacturing footprint, they have strong market presence with extensive distribution channels that provide full service and support for industry leading brands that include GSI®, Cimbria®, Zimmerman®, Intersystems®, Willmar®, USC®, AP®, Cumberland®, Tecno®, Farmer Automatic®, and Clines®; each being fully supported to serve customers in the global Farm and Commercial AG sectors.  

GSI is establishing the Commercial Engineer to Order Center of Excellence for Grain in Omaha.  This role is responsible for meeting the needs of our customers and continuing to grow our presence in the commercial markets with large grain processors and cooperatives.  This role reports to the Director of Grain and Seed, NA, GSI and has a matrix reporting line to the Director of Manufacturing, GSI, NA.   This position will lead a cross functional team, including our unique Engineering to Order process, Finance, Continuous Improvement, Materials, Inside Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Engineering and Project Management.


GSI is seeking a talented, passionate and highly motivated professional to join the team as Plant Manager/Site Leader.  The ideal candidate will have a successful track record driving operational improvements and building a culture of lean and continuous improvement.   This position will also work hand in hand with the sales and commercial side of the business to help facilitate rapid growth. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all operational aspects (plus back office support) for a build to order, low volume, high complexity, high variation environment, with short lead times business  
  • GM mindset, ability to attract and develop exceptional talent
  • Delivers results and meets metrics and financial commitments
  • Deep operational experience in “implementing” Lean where it did not exist before, experience shaping and sustaining lean culture
  • Equipment/operational experience in metal fabrication, paint, welding, assembly, metal cutting/forming (lasers, punches, brakes, forming, etc.) 
  • Knows what an “A” looks like, and can teach and cascade this down efficiently & effectively
  • Extremely “resourceful”, a builder vs. a maintainer
  • Exceptional materials background, material flow, Theory of Constraints, ERP systems  
  • Commercially minded, loves getting out in the field to see equipment installations and resolve issues to further continuous improvement efforts
  • Exceptional developer of talent, proven track record of building strong teams in a fast-paced, built to order environment


    Key Candidate Attributes:

  • Outstanding business acumen, with a passion for growth.  
  • Proven track record of implementing Lean, and driving value added operational metrics that are believed by the customer. 
  • Proven track record of delivering results, while maintaining a win-win for internal and external customers.
  • Strong influencer, ability to deal with ambiguity, and great track record of meeting commitments.
  • Past history of challenging the status quo using data to make informed fast-paced decisions in the best interest of the Company.


    Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial technology or related field. 
  • Experience:
    • 10+ years in Operations
    • Minimum 2 years managing a Plant whereby successes were measurable and sustained.
    • Must have demonstrated and measurable achievements transforming operational excellence across all operational functions. 
    • Strong builder of teams, and above average experience working cross-functionally. 
    • Full P&L responsibility a plus.
    • Must be highly resourceful with a strong ME/Problem solving background. 
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Excellent business acumen, strategic yet detail oriented, capable of multi-tasking in a high intensity environment, computer literate with strong skills in the Microsoft Office platform.  Self-motivated, resourceful, and team oriented with outstanding VOC skills coupled with positive influencing skills.


    Compensation – Total Compensation ~ Relocation is offered as well as competitive benefits package.



Full time
Omaha, NE 68046, US