Operations Manager

Our client is part of the #1 company in the world in their categories of providing tools and equipment for manufacturing companies. We are exclusively partnering with them on a brand new Operations Manager opening for their plant in the far south suburbs of Chicago. This is a newly created role as they are changing their operations setup and are looking for an experienced Operations leader with a diverse background in the areas of Supply Chain, Engineering, EHS, Quality, and Production to lead their growing facility.
Operations Manager Responsibilities

  • Drive the operations of the business by bringing improvements to inventory, OTD, quality, safety, and production.
  • Develop and manage the manufacturing operations. Establish continuous improvement strategies and goals.
  • Establish metrics to track and evaluate the operational efficiency. Evaluate the KPIs based against plans and standards.
  • Supervise the Supply Chain, Maintenance, Quality, Production, and Manufacturing Engineering teams.
  • Drive results, build the talent pipeline, and execute roadmaps & plans for growth.
  • Oversee the Production Manager to ensure planning, labor spending, material efficiency are in line with goals.
  • Ensure environmental regulatory compliance including OSHA. Oversight of the sites safety program.
  • Work with the Supply Chain team to improve supply quality, availability, cost, and inventory.
  • Assist in the hiring, training, and development of employees to build the talent pipeline.

Operations Manager Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience leading operations strategically is required.
  • Proven P&L, project management, and continuous improvement with demonstrable success.
  • Previous experience leading cross-functional departments in a mid-sized organization is highly preferred.
  • Strong leadership experience and ability to build relationships internally & externally.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Visual Management, Poke Yoke, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% to Canada.