JO 15819 Operations Manager



Salary Range:


Reports To:

Area Plant Manager


Under guidance of the area plant manager, the operations manager directs and coordinates the daily operations of the plant. The operations manager is responsible for ensuring & improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of the facility.


Essential Duties &


         Manage the day-to-day operations meeting or exceeding KPIs for theplant, departments, and individuals, including completing assigned tasks and project work in a timely manner.

         Continually develop the culture within the facility focusing on quality, employee & food safety, continuous improvement and teamwork.

         Coach, motivate, engage, and hold accountable employees in all aspects of operations to support the Companyís culture; execute talent management strategies in areas such as retention, performance management, and employee & career development.

         In coordination with planning, ensure resources and daily production execution are in accordance with business needs

         Ensure that communication between departments and support functions is ongoing and utilized to support a culture of teamwork and continuous improvement.

         Communicate and resolve all quality and production issues with appropriate department supervisors and team members; proactively communicate the information to area plant manager along with resolution plan.

         Support quality standards, inventory accuracy, and production planning schedules inside ERP.

         Actively support continuous improvement through Company Operational Excellence.

         Monitor variations in production processes and work cross functionally to resolve issues in a timely manner.

         Ensure that all employees adhere to Company food safety policies and all government food safety and sanitation regulations, ensure completion of all required documentation. (ex. FDA, HACCP, GMP, OSHA).

         Partnering with the safety manager, establish and enforce safety procedures and policies; actively participate on the safety committee and ensure action items are resolved in a timely manner.

         Assist in preparation of annual operation budget and capital expenditures for plant operations; review/monitor budget regularly implementing action plans to address any issues.

         Monitor and improve operation costs and cost reduction initatives.

         Maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to team members.





         Bachelorís degree in operations, management, engineering, or other related field (or equivalent experience).

         5+ years of experience in production management.

         Proven ability to lead & influence others.

         Critical thinking, analytical & problem solving skills.

         Excellent communcation skills (written and verbal), with the ability to effectively present information to all levels in the organization.

         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

         Detail-oriented nature and ability to drive and manage change.

         Proficient with ERP systems, MicroSoft Office, and other business systems.

         Knowledge of project management principles & practices.

         Approaches each day with a sense of urgency and purpose.

         Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

         Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure.

         Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

         Compliance with Company Confidentiality Agreement and Non-Compete Agreement.


Physical Demands:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job.


The Operations Manager may have to spend up to 12 hours standing, bending, twisting, turning, using arms and hands for reaching, throwing, handling, and manipulating objects, lift items weighing up to 25 pounds, need to climb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other climbing devices, be able to see naturally or with correction, to safely perform designated tasks.


The Operations Manager may have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. The Production Supervisor may also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.




The plant floor is a busy facility. The Operations Manager will have exposure to a moderate level of constant noise that may make it difficult to concentrate. The plant conditions are wet and humid with occasionally slippery floors. The Operations Manager may occasionally work with food grade chemicals within the plant environment.

The office may be a busy facility. The Operations Manager may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of members, residents, clients and contractors. The Operations Manager will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. The office may be noisy and busy making it difficult for the Operations Manager to concentrate.


While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.



Dave Sloan, Vice President-Dairy Operations, Tom Sloan & Associates, dsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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