Operations Manager


Operations Manager
Operations Manager leads all manufacturing operations in the plant. Helps the teams understand customer needs, the business plan and plant metrics. Facilitates how and when to react/correct by implementing countermeasures to improve performance in the plant.
Develops Strategic Plan for the sites and drives Goal Deployment to meet the Breakthrough Objectives.
Ensures that manufacturing has the talent to meet business requirements. Completes regular talent assessments and takes action to address gaps. Provides performance management to help reports improve leadership capabilities and provide accountability. Assures that discipline and other corrective actions are handled effectively and fairly. Assures that company policies are followed
Actively manages talent and organizational structure to meet customer and business needs
Maintains a fully engaged and motivated work force in his/her areas to ensure that plant goals and objectives are achieved
Lean leader for areas under his/her responsibility. Is the Champion for Continuous Improvement at the site; visibly at the forefront of plant transformation and enabling employees to make daily improvements in their areas
Chief advocate for the customer ensuring the highest quality products and service to our customers; setting up processes inside the factory to focus on the customer
Leads by example working with his/her teams to implement all Site Directions strategies and provide action plans to ensure proper implementation
Motivates and coaches his/her team to identify opportunities during Gemba Walks in order to eliminate/decrease waste
This position deals directly with all discipline necessary to ensure meeting customer requirements as specified
Budget – ensures predetermined budgets are met for KPI’s. Participates in the preparation of the site Annual Operating Plan linking business goals, productivity targets, resource and capital plans.
Identifies the gaps and areas of focus to make certain that budgets are met and the Operations Department is profitable
EHS – working with the EHS and other plant leadership
Responsible for 8+ Supervisors
Responsible for all manufacturing teams, equipment, processes, planning, and scheduling.
Ensure company policies are followed
Enforce company safety policies
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business or Operations; Masters preferred.
5 to 10 years progressive related experience at a management level on different disciplines or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience to perform the requirements of the position
Demonstrated history of leading change and continuous improvement in factories to achieve customer and business goals
Demonstrated teamwork and team building skills in producing results by meeting organizational objectives. Capable of assessing and developing individual and team skills and capabilities. Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals. Serve as a role model by promoting new ideas and positive change.
3-5 years of major professional accomplishments, including increasing responsibility and leadership of projects and teams of considerable size, scope and complexity.
Previous P&L ownership experience preferred.
Sufficient experience and background in accounting, PC skills, manufacturing, inventory control and strategic planning.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
Knowledge of applicable legislation including Environment, Safety & Health, Industrial Relations, accounting principles, and supply contract administration
In depth knowledge of Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, 5S, Kaizen (certification desired)

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