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Plant Manager - Custines

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions on a global scale. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected FMCG brands.


This is an exciting time in our business and joining Crown offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry. Crown was founded on valuing and promoting sustainability and this focus remains essential to our long-term future.

About this opportunity

Crown are now looking for a Plant Manager to work at our site based in Custines, France. The Plant Manager will directly report to the Regional Manufacturing Director. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our 24/7 operational plant and Crown team in France.


Main Responsibilities

  • Efficiently manage the Plant KPIs and the employees who work therein, within the Principal’s policies and instructions, in line with objectives set by the VP Operations and communicated by the Manufacturing Director, in terms of output, W/C, efficiency, Quality & Customer Satisfaction; ensuring that the highest safety standards are established and maintained
  • Set an example to all employees ensuring that Crown’s ethics policies are understood and respected
  • Show self-motivated leadership demonstrating the ability to successfully lead our Plant Management team of skilled and experienced individuals, ensuring efficient communication between all departments under your responsibility
  • Prepare budgets and RFCs whilst monitoring and investigating plant cost variances, if any
  • Manage all aspects of manufacturing including casting and implementing directions and action plans towards Excellence in EHS, Quality, Production and Engineering
  • Lead manufacturing teams to produce quality Product, on-time, in-full, with optimum cost and in a safe environment, while complying with all labour, safety, environmental, plant and Business policies and regulations


Required Education and Qualifications

  • You are an Industrial or Mechanical Engineer
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience as Plant Manager or Production Manager (preferably in the metal packaging industry, automotive or FMCG)
  • In-depth knowledge of business and management principles (i.e. Budgeting, Cost Control etc.)



  • Knowledge of food safety and other management systems
  • Previous experience in implementing and using continuous improvement tools such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, etc. to drive improvement


Required Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrable ability to lead, coach, develop and motivate people
  • Ability to manage Production and Maintenance needs
  • Ability to ‘roll your sleeves up’ when required
  • Ability to set up and thrive in a continuous improvement culture
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Solid commitment to Health & Safety
  • Proactive problem-solving approach
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent planning, organisation, and time management skills
  • Fluent in French and English and excellent communication skills across all levels of the business
  • Robust interpersonal skills

What Crown can offer you? 

  • The opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance  
  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences 
  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees  


Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging!


Equal opportunities

Crown is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

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Plant Manager - Custines

Requisition ID:  1621

Custines, FR, 54670

Functional Area:  Manufacturing
Experience Level:  Manager
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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