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RR Donnelley Plant President in Des Moines, Iowa

Plant President


Des Moines, IA




RRD is ready to bring on a top notch leader at Garner Printing in Des Moines, Iowa.

Garner Printing is a unionized commercial print facility. Ideal candidates will have sales and sales leadership experience in commercial printing. The president is responsible for establishing company’s goals and strategies while presiding over the entire workforce. They will have complete responsibility and accountability of the operation.

The President will lead the company on its mission to provide industry leading graphic communications to clients through unparalleled service, highly trained and motivated human resources, and cutting edge technology.

Supervision of: Sales, Sales Growth, Plant Production Department Managers, Customer Service Manager, Plant Controller, and Administrative Personnel.

Position Summary

Provide executive leadership to assigned location towards the development of plans and strategies for continually improving safety, quality, customer relationships, productivity, sales/new business efforts and financial success. Provide leadership through continual employee development, equipment utilization and facilities/systems improvement in all functions. Monitor progress and create action plans as necessary in order to achieve strategic plans, budgets and locations financial success. Complete responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the assigned location.


  • Lead the plant to improved safety, quality, productivity and reduction of waste on a consistent and continual basis in each and every process.

  • Lead and direct all sales efforts and new business development. Maintain awareness of competitors, satisfaction of customers and market opportunities.

  • P&L responsibility for assigned locations, including evaluating the success of assigned location and informing corporation of results as required.

  • Work to improve the performance of employees through consistent and continual leadership in education and training programs.

  • Provide guidance and direction to department managers regarding the continual improvement of operations for which they have ownership.

  • Review and evaluate manufacturing activities, performances and results. Initiate team action to identify and remove problems with schedules, excessive costs, materials or other factors affecting quality, safety, service or productivity levels inconsistent with plant continual improvement efforts.

  • Maintain open communication with plant employees to improve safety, quality and productivity.

  • Insure compliance with applicable laws and regulations issued by OSHA, EPA, EEO, and other federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

  • Provide reports and feedback of plant performance to Corporate Staff as required.

  • Make recommendations regarding hires, terminations, promotions, transfers, training and merit increases of Plant Personnel. Motivate staff in support of department objectives and timely and effective schedules to ensure production goals.

  • Demonstrate commitment to continual process improvement efforts in order to assure that all customer expectations (internal and external) are exceeded.

  • Perform other related duties and business related as required.

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

Required Skills

  • Proven success in outside sales required; Sales leadership preferred.

  • Ability to take a proactive approach to new opportunities.

  • Ability to lead by example and

  • Ability to develop action plans to correct or improve budget areas.

Required Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Graphic Arts or related field. Education requirements may be substituted with advanced years of progressive Managerial and/or Executive experience working in a commercial printing environment.

  • Minimum of 5 + years of sales leadership or management experience within a commercial printing environment

  • Must have experience with budgets, forecasting, and exposure to financial reporting.