The Operations Manager, under the direction of the Plant Manager, will be a business partner to the team with oversight of the Operations Leaders and all rotations. The Operations Manager drives operational execution of daily production in several key areas of the business: Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Production OEE, Member Engagement, Cost and Continuous Improvement. In the quest for innovation, the Operations Manager will strive to improve their work, our team, and our environment through genuine leadership, a positive attitude, and open communication, using a safe, practical, hands-on approach to teamwork.

• Provide effective ongoing and daily leadership, mentoring, guidance, and direction to manufacturing operations to ensure plant execution and improvement in core competencies (Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery).

• Communicate openly and proactively throughout the production team; both upward and downward, to promote a culture of inclusion, empowerment, growth, and connectivity for all members.

• Process and data-driven, and knowledgeable in creating a structured, disciplined approach.

• Communicate and monitor key metrics in line with corporate objectives.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


• Enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures, and practices.

• Responsible for safety performed in accordance with all safety rules and regulations. Good housekeeping, 6S program and maintaining an environment, free of debris and hazards.


• Responsible for the execution of quality GMP standards and the delivery of products that meet established product quality determinates.

• Implements procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to the customer and company quality standards.

• Works closely with the Engineering and Quality leaders to ensure the needs of our customers are being met and exceeded while maintaining production levels.


• Establish, communicate, and ensure facility meets and / or exceeds financial commitments.

• Responsible for the financial results for the Production Operations department.

Review financial and non-financial reports to formulate solutions or improvements to cost control for staffing, production costs and associated constraints with the management team.


• Responsible for the execution of a production schedule to satisfy customer service requirements with respect to time, schedule attainment, productivity, and delivery service levels.

• Maintains contact with the sales department so that customer requirements are effectively met, and maximum utilization of plant facilities is obtained.

• Actively drive and play a significant role in the S&OP process.

Continuous Improvement:

• Lead a culture focused on continuous improvement, optimization, problem solving and best practices.

• Support the plant continuous improvement process. Recommend and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

• Continuous cost improvement efforts, to include improvements in efficiency to drive towards industry cost leadership.

• Coordinates with the Maintenance Supervisor on the preventative maintenance required for operational equipment.


• Work with team members to create responsibility and accountability for job performance. Instill positive change in the day-to-day accountability of each member while instilling the drive to improve.

• Maintains and builds a manufacturing team by leading and managing all Manufacturing / Operations managerial and supervisory personnel.

• Develops annual staffing requirements, budgets, scheduling calendars and daily/weekly/monthly activity objectives are met and / or exceeded.

• Manages temporary staffing levels for the operations to achieve plant objectives for labor efficiency.

• Understands, develop, and enforces all policies, procedures, and accepted practices.

• Works with the production leadership team and Human Development to oversee retention efforts, hiring / selection, development, recognition, performance management, discipline, and attendance.

• Develop and implement succession plans and cross-training for key positions to help the company achieve operational readiness.


• Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Engineering or Business with 5 years of progressive leadership in a manufacturing organization.

• Demonstrated capability to lead continuous improvement programs in manufacturing processes and practices.

• Manufacturing leadership in a plastics manufacturing environment required.

• Evidence of credible coaching leadership style with the ability to inspire and lead high performing leaders.

• Excellent communication skills – casual and formal, oral, and written.

• Proficient in the usage of Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, TEAMS)

• Experience with using MRP or ERP systems to manage materials, inventory and production scheduling.

• Familiarity with the usage of Apple Devices and software preferred

• Strong PC literacy required (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, TEAMS) and experience with integrated databases.

• Support 24/7 Operations and work long hours and weekends as needed.


• Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

• Must be able to lift or carry parts, material and product of up to 30 pounds regularly, 50 pounds occasionally.

• Must be able to grasp, pinch, reach, finger, pick, or otherwise work with fingers, hands and arms for regular tasks.

• Must be able to wear eye and hearing protection and operate effectively in temperatures ranging from 60 to 110 F.

• Must climb steps, maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling, have good hand/eye coordination, stoop, and bend. Must be capable of visually detecting defects, depth, colors, variances, and see objects as real.

• Minimal local travel required.

Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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