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Job ID 15087

Key Responsibilities:

The Operations Manager leads and integrates the efforts of the operating teams in  orchestrate the area resources across multiple shifts and assure a quality product is safely manufactured in sanitary conditions. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the area within cost goals and produce sufficient quantities to meet our customer's demands with motivated and engaged associates.  As required, act as the sole authority over all site assets and activities as needed during periods of Site Manager absences.

Continuous improvement is a key aspect of this role. It will be accomplished through developing and maintaining an organization that demonstrates improvement by continuously driving faults lower.


Key Skills Required:

Food Safety and Product Quality - Assure the ongoing production of safe and defect free products consistent with the compnay principles  A proficiency of HACCP is required; this manager owns ongoing training and championing of quality goals and improvements at the area level. 

 Goal Setting and Measurement - Through Operations teams, establish site performance standards and goals based on site goals and strategies; measure, control, take corrective action and report results as appropriate in all areas of responsibility.

Troubleshooting - Manage/guide the technical area coverage resources for the troubleshooting and repair of process/packaging equipment problems, with the objective of effectively utilizing these resources to achieve desired performance levels.

Communications - Ensure that open communications are established and that opportunities to broaden the scope and responsibility of Operations teams/associates are undertaken.  The Operations Manager is the key resource to deliver regular business performance updates.

Technology Advancement - Advise the Site Manager when opportunities exist for moving the area forward in technological change.  Recommend improvements, which would result in new and improved equipment and or methods to minimize production costs and improve quality.

Area Strategy - Participate with the Site Manager and other Operations support associates in the implementation of improvement strategies that will help their Operations Section perform more effectively in the near term and the future.

Associate Development - With the support of the line Manager, evaluate exempt and non-exempt associate performance.  In conjunction with associates' career goals, create development plans to challenge their potential.


Site Management - The incumbent of this position must be prepared to act on behalf of the Site  Manager in his/her absence, i.e., protection of human and physical assets, Crisis Management, conducting Staff Meetings, address public relations issues, etc.


Critical Leadership Capabilities

Develops Talent
Navigates Complex Challenges
Creates Collaborative Relationships
Delivers Consistent Results

Key Supporting Competencies

Managing and Measuring Work
Developing Direct Reports
Building Effective Teams
Problem Solving
Decision Quality
Peer Relationships
Integrity and Trust
Dealing with Ambiguity

Minimum Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in Engineering, basic sciences or business related disciplines.
6 years experience in a Production/business experience.
5 years experience in a managerial role.
Experience Managing a site operating budgets.
Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.
Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely
Understanding of major functions within the plant and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions.
Successful completion of a drug and background screen

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Degree
Demonstrated experience working in Quality
Demonstrated experience working in Safety
Thorough technical knowledge of process, equipment, controls and products.
Knowledge of  Food and Drug Laws, OSHA requirements
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of human relations skills, principles and team building processes
Minimum 3 year experience in a food production environment
Minimum 7 years in a Production Environment
Minimum 7 years in a supervisory or managerial role
Project Management
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, internet software, e-mail.
Ability to work any shift as needed
Ability to tolerate an ambiguous environment.

COMPENSATION $107,000 - $153,000
DATE POSTED 08/10/2018

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