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Are you looking to join a pioneering team working in the evolving world of heavy trucks in the US? If so, then join us as the Plant Manager with STS North America at our brand new facility in Virginia!

The STS Group, is a stock listed, globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplies recently acquired STS group to expand its target market. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking an experienced Plant Manager to lead the launch of a brand new STS facility near Salem, Virginia.

The Plant Manager will work closely with a launch team from our France, Mexico and Michigan locations to ensure a successful launch of a new manufacturing facility of class A exterior surfaces for heavy trucks.

The Plant Manager will be based out of the Virginia facility. This role will require some initial travel for pre-launch activities. Relocation to Virginia is available for the right candidate.

Benefits for the Plant Manager:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a brand new launch pioneering STS North American class A surfaces and grow one’s career

  • Competitive pay and benefits package, including relocation if needed

  • Specific salary is commensurate with experience and factors such as relevant experience, education, certifications and licenses, skills, and training.

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance options from day 1

  • Generous and flexible paid time off

  • 401(K) match, fully vested

  • Company provided life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, employee assistance program

  • Variety of automobile purchase discounts (BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru-many others)

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development

To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites:

Responsibilities of the Plant Manager:

  • Responsible for launching a brand new plant producing parts for customers while overseeing and leading plant finance, manufacturing, engineering, materials, quality, human resources, and information systems.

  • Elaborate and Manage Plant budget, meeting financial EBITDA and P&L goals

  • Develop a Plant Team stable, motivated and committed to accomplish the tasks, prioritizing tasks with the company’s best interest in mind.

  • Manage Plant manufacturing, meeting Operations' KPIs goals by reviewing on going performance results to targets, taking corrective action, implementing and measuring results.

  • Troubleshoot with the team all production and maintenance issues and immediately enacts contingency plans as needed.

  • Establish standards and controls while maintaining optimum production and utilization of human resources.

  • Boost Continuous Improvement with the implementation of Lean Manufacturing by the use of measurable standards, realistic goals and accountability for improvement

  • Ensure the Plant comply with Company's Safety Policies, Internal Controls, Legal and Customer Requirements.

Note: This section is not inclusive. Other duties as assigned as necessary to support team goals.

Please see full list of requirements below. 

Adler Pelzer Group and STS provides sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently and in the future authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for visa sponsorship.

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer. STS participate in the E-Verify Program.

Travel Required



  • Team building / MGMT

  • Process improvement

  • People & team management

  • Leadership Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Coaching

  • Change Leadership

  • Budgeting

  • Active Listening


  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization


Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.


  • 5-7 years: Some experience with and knowledge of SMC (sheet molding compound), plastics, polymers, paint, class A / exterior surfaces, and/or thermoset or thermoplastic

  • 5-7 years: Strong leadership skills to motivate and support team

  • 7-10 years: Knowledge of P&L statements and the ability to understand accounting statements in order to maintain a profitable operation

  • 7-10 years: Technical Background - Engineering, Maintenance, Industrialization

  • 7-10 years: Knowledgeable of manufacturing processes to include all functions from raw materials to finished goods, as well as equipment and machinery.

  • 7-10 years: Professional experience in the Plant Management, Operations and/or Engineering fields in the Automotive Tier 1 Supplier industry

Licenses & Certifications (Preferred)

Lean Mfg - Prod Sys Cert

Lean Mfg - Six Sigma

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