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Job Description Summary: Senior Operations Manager
This Senior Operations Manager position drives activities to achieve cost targets and improve performance in the areas of true efficiency, safety, quality and supply chain capability while ensuring compliance quality objectives are met. He or she maintains positive employee relations while driving significant change. This position will manage multiple departments which may include production, maintenance, warehouse, and/or quality.
Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:
- Identify and coordinate improvements in the operations area necessary to meet the variance commitments for the plant and cost objectives. Ensure that cost gaps are identified, action plans developed, and adequate resources allocated to meet all financial objectives
- Drive overall supply chain capabilities by managing the plant-wide implementation of TPM, true efficiency, and team development
- Achieve all productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety & motivation Key Performance Indicators objectives
- Provide a work environment which adheres to all compliance and regulatory guidelines
- Evaluate business unit capabilities, skills, and resource alignment to ensure performance against objectives. Lead realignment and work redesign efforts as necessary to provide exceptional excellence.
- Foster an environment of continuous improvement that meets or exceeds division expectations.
- Establish clear performance and behavioural expectations for all employees
- Maintain an effective performance management process reviewing all direct reports’ progress against mid-year and annual plans and continually develop their effectiveness as leaders and technical practitioners, as well as providing an opportunity for career development
- Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
- Deliver effective change leadership, driving business changes while minimizing people impact
- Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist the team to solve operational issues
- Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
- Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
- Lead the identification and elimination of losses resulting in improvements in costs, inventory, time and quality.
- Provide active and positive leadership in the effort to drive the culture across the facility.
- Administer policies and procedures
- Regular and predictable attendance at the worksite
- This role requires regular presence on the plant floor
- This role requires lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally
- This role requires occasional work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow
- This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
- This role may require off-shift and weekend work
- This role may require some travel (less than 5%)
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
- Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project.
- 8+ years of experience in manufacturing required
- Ability to manage multiple projects of varying priorities simultaneously
- Ability to interface effectively with plant personnel, outside contractors and different functional groups within the business units
- Working knowledge of quality systems, finance, capital planning, and project cost tracking and forecasting, economic justification analysis, statistical process control, and manufacturing management systems.
- Demonstrated leadership in safety & environmental compliance
- Experience in implementing TPM initiatives across multiple teams is preferred
- Strong innovative external focus with proven ability to affect sustainable change
- Must be very effective working in a volatile and complex environment and work with a sense of urgency that drives effective results
- Strong influence management and communication skills, ability to gain organizational buy-in
- High levels of analytical and financial skills, ability to use data to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities and accurately assess financial impacts
- Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of an organization.
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
- Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
- Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
- Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring others
- Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
- This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States
Job Type: Regular
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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