SUMMARY OF POSITION:

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.

JOB DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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.

Safety:

• 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.

Quality:

• 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.

Cost:

• 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.

Delivery:

• 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.

Engagement/Staffing:

• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES):

• 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• 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.

City
Milwaukee
Province/State
WI
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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