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Operations Manager - Battle Creek, MI

Job ID OPERA09556 Date posted 12/19/2019

The Operations Manager is accountable for managing people safety, food safety, quality, financial performance, morale, customer service and compliance. It is important to develop strategies and practices that support production, continuous improvement initiatives and product quality assurance through communicated objectives and day to day operational goals. Seeks to reduce variances in organizational processes and leverages technology to positively impact quality and results. A key deliverable is to support and drive change necessary to deliver on all operations results in alignment with business strategies while leveraging and developing front line leadership. Support, implement, and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish environments conducive to high levels of engagement and performance.
  • Represent Operations as a strategic business partner with all departments to coordinate activities within the company to drive decision quality.
  • Develop and implement plans that are aligned with continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing principles to deliver business results.
  • Develop budgets, labor plans, staffing and capital expenditures.
  • Ensure operations resources are focused and aligned on accomplishing key manufacturing tasks and are accountable for making sure they understand how it relates to the business strategy.
  • Through their teams, identify constraints limiting performance and seek out new and different solutions, leveraging expertise across the company to support.
  • Optimize and develop talent at both the hourly and salaried level through planning, assessment and actions.
  • Course correct issues in the facility through the use of daily production meetings and develop actionable items that will enhance deliverables.
  • Hold employees accountable for results and behavior in accordance with company values.
  • Is dedicated to providing organizational or enterprise wide common systems for designing and measuring work processes
  • Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes
  • Where applicable, honor and respect the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to provide for prompt and peaceful adjustment of differences which may arise between bargaining unit employees and the company.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Leadership Competencies : drive for results; command skills; action-oriented; builds effective teams; managerial courage; conflict management; problem solving; customer focus; developing direct reports; managing vision and purpose; interpersonal savvy; business acumen, total work systems.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Management, Science or related field.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Would prefer a minimum of 10 years of combined related experience, with a preference in food processing/packaging, including at least 10 years of supervisory and leading experience
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques.
  • Able to build relationships and inspire others.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data

Must be mobile and able to take on broader assignments for additional development opportunities.

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