Bass Pro Shops Plant Manager Ranger Boats in United States


Administers the efficient and effective operations of Plant Production while successfully driving continuous improvement in safety, product quality, variation reduction, cost, on-time delivery, and other key performance metrics. Manages the Supervisors and Team Leads into high performing teams with emphasis on customer requirements, business alignment, teambuilding, and business and employee growth. Oversee the managing of supervises to meet or exceed production goals and labor targets while achieving safety-first culture, quality, and efficiency.


  • Review job standards, develop cost studies, and systems for optimum efficiency

  • Analyze and react to job and plant efficiency and cost comparison reports

  • Review labor and material requirements to minimize overtime costs without jeopardizing necessary functions and customer delivery requirements

  • Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges

  • Drive continuous improvements to achieve maximum customer satisfaction levels and strategic business direction

  • Actively lead (through training and mentoring) and execute LEAN and variation reduction activities and principles

  • Must be able to work closely with all parts of the business including Customer Service, Quality/Material Functions, PD & E, and Compliance to ensure the strategy, development and execution of standards and cost containment are achieved across Plant Operations

  • Direct problem solving activities in the manufacturing operations, forcing those activities to the lowest level for irreversible resolution

  • Monitor production schedules for maximum labor utilization and to minimize inventory costs

  • Ensure that all manufacturing, policies, procedures, and practices demonstrate compliance to regulations/policies

  • Establish and manage budgets and targets for assigned area of responsibility

  • Ensures, monitors and reports progress on projects, process changes, capital expenditures, barrier elimination and new technology development

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 5 + years of General Management experience preferred

  • Managerial experience in at least 4 different areas of operations

  • Experience in leading teams of more than 100 + employees, preferred

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills is a must

  • Demonstrated experience in leading radical improvements of manufacturing operations. The achievements need to be supported with objective data and thorough explanations

  • Broad experience in applying Lean Manufacturing throughout career. Strong understanding on where, and how to apply all of the different tools.

  • Strong understanding of key P&L, and operational metrics

  • Experience in deploying numerous employee engagement programs

  • Experience developing short and long term Manufacturing strategies

  • Strong project management skills

  • Exceptional ethical values

  • Change management experience and demonstrated strength in cultural transformation