Regional Maintenance Manager

Location: Naperville, IL

Senior Regional Maintenance Director

  • Location: Naperville, IL (Full Relocation Assistance Provided)
  • Industry: Fast moving consumer products manufacturing (FMCPG)

About the Role:

  • Step into a critical position with a globally renowned CPG manufacturer operating 67 facilities worldwide.
  • We are seeking a Regional Director of Maintenance to rapidly advance to a VP position within the next few years.
  • This individual will oversee our maintenance strategy at our largest facility in North America located in the suburbs of Chicago.
  • Assume responsibility for all facilities, maintenance, and assets in North America.
  • This role, established due to our growth and internal promotion, offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on our operations while fostering professional and personal growth in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Perks and Benefits:

  • ·Retirement Security: Stock options
  • Comprehensive Blue Cross Blue Shield medical, dental, and vision insurance offered at a low cost.
  • Enjoy generous PTO options and a balanced work environment.
  • A competitive salary ranging from $175K - $225K plus uncapped bonus potential.
  • Access to complimentary products from our retail chains worldwide.
  • Join a stable company with over 86 years of experience and a continuous expansion trajectory.

Role Overview:

  • As the North American Director of Maintenance, you will supervise maintenance operations across 12 facilities and lead a team of 10 direct reports.
  • Primary focus will be on asset care, total productive maintenance (TPM), risk management, and ensuring reliability.
  • Develop multi-year improvement plans for each site, implement the Asset Care Strategy, and standardize maintenance procedures across all locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • ·Develop and mentor the Maintenance and Reliability teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and TPM throughout all facilities.
  • Oversee and implement network-wide reliability maintenance systems, establishing and monitoring SOPs, metrics, and KPIs.
  • Conduct thorough evaluations of critical asset performance, addressing risks and enhancing operational efficiency and standards.
  • Facilitate consolidated plant maintenance reviews and lead division-wide collaboration meetings to track KPI performance.
  • Coordinate and manage multiple reliability improvement projects throughout the division.
  • Maintain compliance with environmental regulations specific to the food industry, ensuring safety and operational standards are met.

What You’ll Bring:

  • ·BS Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering is required. Advanced degrees such as an MBA, Masters, or Lean/Six-sigma certifications are highly preferred.
  • 8 - 15 years of leadership experience in maintenance, reliability management, and asset care, particularly in a director-level role is required.
  • Experience with automation in process and packaging equipment is crucial.
  • Demonstrated excellence in packaging, processing, project management, and LSS/TPM within food processing, chemical mixing, CPG, or high-speed packaging environments.
  • Proven track record in coaching, developing, and retaining high-performing maintenance and reliability teams.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to negotiate effectively with vendors, contractors, and consultants.
  • Ability to make sound decisions autonomously.
  • Proficiency in tools such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, CAD, and SAP.

If you are an innovative and experienced maintenance director eager to take on a strategic position with significant influence, submit your resume today. Join us in driving innovation and maintaining excellence in the food and beverage manufacturing industry!

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