Operations Manager (closed)
Leading provider of specialty chemicals. Excellent opportunity, looking to groom a future plant manager.
B.S. Chemical Engineering Degree preferred. MBA a plus.
Successful candidate will have minimum 8 years of experience in manufacturing environment with proven leadership skills in Operations Management. Union experience a plus.
Candidate must possess track record of demonstrated success in prior roles including both technical and supervisory experience. Must be viewed as promotable.
Understanding of lean manufacturing concepts and statistical tools is strongly preferred. Six Sigma certification desired.
Candidate must demonstrate team orientation, initiative, strong organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities within a cross-functional work environment.
Strong process analytical skills and good understanding of process chemistry
The successful candidate is responsible for operational excellence in the 5 Production Units, the Packaging Unit and Training Program for the Mobile Site. The Operations Manager leads a team of 8 salaried professionals, 3 engineers, and 40 hourly personnel to deliver performance against agreed-upon business commitments. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager, helping to create and foster the development of a high performance work team and helps mentor/position others in the organization for succession planning. Some of the specific responsibilities for the Operations Manager are:
1. Environmental, Health and Safety - Set clear expectations for performance and measure results. Focus on proactive ways to achieve the goals for safety and environmental performance.
2. Quality - Responsible for ontime delivery of quality products to customers. Measure quality performance against goals on an ongoing basis.
3. Cost - Measure period/conversion cost and material usages on ongoing basis. Work with Supervisors to identify key drivers of cost variances and address root causes.
4. Production and Inventory Control - Ensure that the short and long term production commitments are met and delivered to the customers as promised.
5. Personnel Development - Ensure all aspects of Talent Resource Planning are completed per company procedure. Ensure annual objectives are in place for all key members of team. Work with HR Manager and Union Leadership to ensure consistency on all disciplinary actions.
6. Capital Plan - Ensure that the capital project needs are understood in all areas of responsibility and prioritized for planning resource allocations. Ensure team is available to work with the project leaders in following Capital Best Practices.
7. Work with the Plant Manager as a member of the Plant Leadership staff to establish plant objectives and to provide input on key plant and business decisions.