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Plant Manager

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  



World leader in aluminum solutions, Norsk Hydro is present in more than 40 countries around the world and employing 35 000 people. Created in 1967, the Hydro Extrusion Chateauroux subsidiary has 145 employees. A true expert in the field of aluminum extrusion, it is the preferred contact for all extruded aluminum needs from spinning to delivery and has a large fabricating workshop.  

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.




  • Full-Time - Permanent
  • Job Location : Châteauroux, Indre (36000)


Job Summary : Manages and oversees overall plant operations to ensure profitability and attainment of goals. The duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.             




Directly reporting to the Director of Industrial Operations France, the Plant Manager will be responsible for managing the site and its reorganization.


In this context your missions will be as follows :


  • Responsible for plant production goals and for the coordination of plant operations within company policies and procedures.
  • Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of organizational goals - specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.
  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems, and controls.
  • Management of location budget in coordination with Regional Controller.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and environmentally compliant plant.
  • Establish and maintain a positive community relationship.
  • Ability to interact and engage with customers during onsite and customer location visits and meetings.
  • Develop a well-trained and motivated Leadership Team.
  • Federate and lead teams around the company's project.
  • Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping.
  • Schedule and conduct plant meetings, and the ability to make presentations to large groups of individuals.
  • Drive initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.
  • Ensure a real strength of proposition, animate, and create a vision for your plant and define the roadmap.
  • Relationship with Unions.




Profile :


Beyond your technical training, you have acquired significant experience in managing production teams and managing your profit centre in a demanding industrial environment.


Versatile and pragmatic, you want to join for the long term in a structure recognized for its technical know-how and offering real autonomy in decision-making.


A hands-on person with good interpersonal skills, you will be a source of proposals and motivation for the team while knowing how to demonstrate a high level of vision to contribute to the industrial performance of the site and improve its productivity.


If you would like to join a company on a human scale that will offer you ambitious prospects, please send us your application.


Fluency in English is necessary for communications within the group and your development.

French is mandatory.


Competencies :


  • Excels at operating in a fast-paced business
  • Self-starter and problem solver, with an ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization
  • Team player
  • Management approach must be one of total quality and people involvement
  • Ability to influence others
  • Adaptable to change
  • Must think well under pressure
  • Versatile in his/her leadership style, to get the most out of the team
  • Passionate about creating a high-performance lead team


Required Experience :

  • Minimum of a master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years in a leadership role in a manufacturing industry


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of various quality standards including – ISO9001, ISO 14001, IATF
  • Strong preference for Aluminium Extrusion Industry experience.




Care, Courage, & Collaboration
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Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. 


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A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger. Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Posted on:  21 Jun 2024


Department:  CHATEAUROUX
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Lucé/Châteauroux SAS
Job Type:  Permanent

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