Plant Manager

Company: Lkq Corporation ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations including: production, quality control, maintenance, receiving, and shipping. To assure that the plant is run in a safe, efficient, and proper manner. 

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Oversee all departments for the specific facility pertaining to production, administrative, distribution, and safety.

  2. Develop relationships with and provide service to existing customers in efforts to promote customer retention and loyalty.

  3. Interact with customers to determine better service needs and implement changes accordingly.

  4. Manage key performance indicators relative to sales growth, collections, productivity, inventory control and profit margins.

  5. Establishes accurate budget projections and works within designated budget.

  6. Oversee product quality control and implement efficient changes as necessary.

  7. Manage aspects of human resources for all departments by hiring, terminating, and reassigning personnel to appropriate tasks as required.

  8. Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications (Minimum Required Experience, Education, Knowledge/Skills/Abilities, Essential Physical Demands): 

Education & Experience: High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent required. Minimum of 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience related to distribution.


  • Demonstrate interest and knowledge of autos/trucks

  • High level of MS Office and Windows Knowledge

  • Maintain organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Possess ability to manage numerous employees to meet budgeted objectives for specific location

  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with decision-making and negotiating skills

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills


Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment:


  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle objects and tools; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move light to moderate weight.

  • Employee is occasionally required to operate equipment like forklifts.

  • Occasional to frequent travel, including flying to other plants in U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile four (4) to six (6) hours as needed.

  • The noise level and temperature in the office is usually moderate, but it is required to walk by the facility and dismantling area where the noise could be high.

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ), an S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles.

LKQ is a leading distributor and marketer of specialty aftermarket equipment and accessories in North America LKQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with LKQ is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check*

*The existence of criminal conviction(s) does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.