Operations Manager

Job Location: 
Kenosha, WI

Summary:  The Operations Manager is responsible for directing the manufacturing operations.  The Manager coordinates plant operations through planning with other company managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.


Specific Responsibilities:

Build a high performance team to deliver key performance indicators
Manage daily KPI’s to develop and implement corrective action as necessary to ensure successful release liner manufacturing
Analyzes production and processes data as needed to track improvement processes
Manage the production operations of the plant, which includes the implementation and administration of production procedures, schedules, safety initiatives, and quality improvement
Assist with developing and implementing an overall production strategy in the plant, such as resource allocation, budget development and capital and process improvement projects using plant metrics
Champion continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques to drive profitability
Work with other departments to develop maintenance strategy, continuous improvement events, safety compliance, and quality initiatives
Provide direction, development and leadership to production supervisors; manage staff through hiring, training, coaching, and performance management
Responsible for presenting manufacturing data and results to management and other team members
Inspire the team to strive for success through embracing the company way and holding others accountable to do the same.
Communicates with employees routinely to build trust and share information to engage employees.
Treats people with integrity and respect, and develops an environment of empowerment and commitment.
Ensures that employees are trained and knowledgeable in all safe operating procedures.
Collaborates with maintenance for capital improvement projects and procedures to continually improve our processes, material utilization and efficiency and reduce downtime throughout the plant
Oversees and coordinates production staffing assignments and overtime procedures



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
At least 5 years of related management experience
Knowledge of Lean and 6 Sigma and statistical methodologies
Familiarity with ISO 9001
Willingness to work flexible schedules
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, SAP, and MES necessary


Recruiter Name: 
Jared Smerchek
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 232
Manufacturing & Engineering

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