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Senior Operations Manager (Madera CA)

Date Posted: 10/14/2020

Job #1577403
Madera, California

* This company is specifically seeking candidates with military experience. *


Provides leadership to the plant production, quality and maintenance to assure a high quality, low cost finished product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for daily operations; providing leadership, focus and direction to the operations team.
    • Integrates site harmoniously with support functions, working with Plant Production, Testing, Engineering, Development, Maintenance, Quality Control, Packaging, Logistics, Marketing and Research personnel to name a few.
    • Maximize efficiency through the design and implementation of improved manufacturing strategies and allocate assets and resources to meet quality, safety, cost, delivery, and volume and productivity goals.
    • Responsible for industrialization and successful launches for new programs and initiatives.
    • Ensures proper supervision training and inspection is being carried out to conform with “Current Good Manufacturing” practices and FDA regulations.
    • Directs the identification of capacity utilization problems and ensures appropriate capital appropriations requests are issued in order to help rectify problems.
    • Develop and maintain department budgets.
    • Lead and implement Site specific Root Cause Analysis methodology.
    • Benchmarks, develops, and implements the operating plan to ensure production requirements are satisfied.
    • Provides focus to the critical business/leverage issues that will have the biggest impact on plant performance.
    • Allocate limited resources and place emphasis on the effective use of resources throughout the operation.
    • Create a flexible organization that can respond quickly to changes in product demand.
    • Provide leadership in team effectiveness by sharing information and encouraging the participation of all team members, building commitment to common goals and motivating team members, support continuous improvement.
    • Compiles necessary statistics and anticipated operating expenses as a basis for determining future operating expense budget.
    • Obtain general guidelines and establish operating objectives from the VP of Manufacturing.
    • Assist the SPD Plant Manager in preparing and reviewing annual budgets while meeting company production commitments.
    • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, and corporate policies, laws, and regulations.
    • Champion and implement automation initiatives
    • Own the site Engagement Strategy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Organizational/time management skills.
    • Effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Record of successful goal setting, achievement, employee engagement, and management.
    • Strategic planner with qualitative solutions and quantifiable results.
    • Experience in managing and motivating, and leading a diverse workforce.
    • Capable of making decisions and demonstrate ambiguity.

Education and Experience:

    • 10+ years of experience in a Manufacturing environment
    • Engineer degree is required.

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