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Manager in Training (MIT) / Plant Operations Lawn & Garden Southeast

Location:  Atlanta, GA, US, 30328
Company:  Oldcastle Architectural


Job ID:  119765


Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.


Job Posting Summary

Manager in Training (MIT)


We’re looking for an ambitious and organized candidate who will enjoy growing with a company to join our team. The MIT program marks the beginning of a journey that will yield a rewarding career in the diverse culture of Oldcastle Lawn & Garden. For a period of about 24 months, MITs will rotate through various locations and departments to learn operational functions, such as production activities, manufacturing processes, plant management, safety, quality control, finance, business development, customer service, maintenance, transportation, human resources, and much more.  There is no such thing as a typical day for the MIT candidate, as every day is different with new challenges and growth opportunities. During this period, MITs will be assigned a managerial mentor to aid in continuous feedback and growth.   MITs will ultimately be equipped to:

  • Coach, guide and direct collaboration between all local and company departments to allow future focus and daily execution.
  • Achieve the profitability of a plant by managing key metrics and costs relating to labor, production planning, maintenance and material management.
  • Create a sustainable team that's accountable for safety, performance and developmental guidelines for talent management.
  • Drive accountability of all direct reports by conducting periodic meetings and measuring results against the company's goals.
  • Collaborate daily with the sales and customer service teams, and deliver quality products on-time and ensure optimal customer experience.


Once the trainee's performance warrants advancement, they will be reassigned to a business unit to assume a leadership role such as an Assistant Plant Manager or Plant Manager within one of the Oldcastle APG's company locations.

Requirements/ Education / Experience

  • Mobility and readiness to travel
  • Willingness to relocate to a specified location to receive a permanent assignment
  • Leadership and/or managerial capabilities
  • Problem solving ability
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Construction, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent


  • Experience within the manufacturing, or building materials, or related industry


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Lawn and Garden is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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