Plant Manager

Are you an experienced and self-motivated leader, excited by the opportunity to direct a manufacturing and supply-chain team in a dynamic and growing market? That’s great—because we’re looking for you!

Cozzoli is a trailblazer in the packaging machinery industry and has been driving innovation, performance, and durability for over 100 years. We serve industries as diverse as aseptic and non-aseptic pharmaceutical, health and personal care products, food, beverage, E liquid/E juice, industrial products and more. We’re a family-run business with satisfied customers in every continent, based in a clean, modern facility in Somerset, New Jersey.

Right now, we’re looking to add a Plant Manager to our organization to oversee our purchasing, fabrication, assembly, and shipping teams. This high-level position assumes overall responsibility for manufacturing operations to ensure coordination and integration of workflow, budgetary conformance, operation schedules and optimum utilization of staff, machines, equipment, and facilities. In this position, you will formulate strategic short-term and long-term operating objectives in the areas of production efficiencies, quality improvement, cost reductions, new product development, capital expenditures, plant improvements and training.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and monitor day-to-day manufacturing operations.
  • Lead efforts to maintain ISO certification.
  • Provide world-class service to internal and external customers.
  • Monitor and improve productivity, while ensuring all customer commitments are met in a timely, quality, and cost-conscious manner.
  • Coach and mentor all direct reports to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
  • Lead Compliance, as well as Environmental, Health & Safety efforts in support of plant goals.Supervise a cross-functional staff, set team goals, and evaluate progress toward meeting those goals.
  • Continuously strive to improve the operation through increased efficiency and operational excellence.
  • Establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments.
  • Optimize our supply chain by building strong vendor relations and continually evaluating vendor performance and new opportunities, including the creation of new designs and manufacturing processes whenever necessary.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with senior leaders and managers across all functions.
  • Drive improved product quality by identifying manufacturing issues, developing cost-effective solutions and overseeing successful implementation into production.


  • 10+ years leading people in a custom machine manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with metal fabrication, machining, and assembly operations.
  • Outstanding—and we mean outstanding—communication and people skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of OSHA-required programs for general industry, and a firm belief that safety really matters.
  • Experience working with accounting and MRP/ERP systems.
  • Demonstrated success in continuous improvement projects – CI green belt/black belt a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, business, or related field.
  • Equal doses of patience and restlessness.

Does this sound like you? Are you ready to make a long-term career move? If so, we’re ready for you.

We’re proud of our extremely low turnover and are ready to offer a lucrative compensation plan that includes a wide range of benefits. Apply now and let’s talk!

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