Senior Operations Manager
Company: Gables Search Group
Posted on: November 18, 2021
We have a major food manufacturing client (Fortune 200) that is
seeking a Senior Operations Manager for a central California
multi-plant-based position on 40 acres (north of Bakersfield).
The Senior Operations Manager will manage 2 Departments in a
24-hour operation mentoring, coaching, and training 260 plus team
members to develop effective and efficient teams. Focus efforts on
ensuring teams are executing activities that safely deliver quality
and quantity, on time, continuously and efficiently, at the lowest
Collaborate with Plant Leadership Team to develop and implement
short and long-term strategies, including project leadership,
staffing and employee engagement. Position reports to Plant
Manager. Seeking candidates for future promotability into Plant
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or related
7 plus years of supervisory/management experience in food, beverage
or dairy large scale/multiple platform processing/manufacturing
Proven progressive leadership experience.
Makes recommendations to senior management on long range labor
strategies and capital equipment needs.
Collaborates with Human Resources in grievance resolution and
ensures strict and consistent application of current labor
Ensures finished product quality standards are understood and
Identifies, obtains, and develops staff capabilities needed to
consistently meet objectives.
Monitors and ensures achievement of performance goals and
objectives either directly or through support staff.
Ensures industry best practices are applied and employees are
Ability to communicate with a variety of people &
Must be able to make quick decisions on the spot & support those
decisions to your peers, employees, and plant leadership.
Ability to manage multiple projects & multi-task with ease.
Results orientation with track record of successful
Ability to influence a positive employee environment.
Drives safety & safe behaviors while maintaining the goal of
preventing all injuries.
LEAN / Six Sigma / TMM experience.
MBA, Master's Degree in Food Science, Engineering, or related
10+ years working as a team leader in a multi-faceted team is
Leadership roles in Union environment highly desired.
High Speed Manufacturing experience.
Demonstrated experience with Continuous Improvement Processes
and/or Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt. Budget and cost control
SAP or ERP or other system skills a plus.
Change agent skills must motivate and inspire others to see the
company mission and vision.
Experience and career history with "Fortune 500" type companies
strongly desired. This role may require off shift hours, weekends
and holidays as required.
The company offers a generous six-figure salary plus bonus and
benefits package, career advancement in addition to an outstanding
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