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Operations Manager

About the company:

Major established and brand name global company with a good working culture has an opportunity for an Operations Manager on the 3rd shift at a plant site in southeast IA. The company empowers you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, innovation and growth. Their associates are the foundation of our continued success. If you’re innovative and enjoy the thrill of making things happen – share their vision and grow with them.  They are in a growth industry, profit sharing plan averaging in the 5-7% range, 10% shift differential, and an attractive relocation package available. 

About the position:

Under minimum supervision, plans, organizes, implements, and manages the activities, resources and people for assigned projects and functional areas of responsibility, ensuring goals and objectives clearly support the Company’s Strategic Plan for the department.  Will provide leadership and guidance to subordinates.  In their machining environment there are mills, lathes, saws, brake presses, and lasers.  This will also be over welding, assembly, and materials.  There are 67 on the shift and it is anticipated to grow.  It is a non-union environment.  In this team environment will be guided by TPS principles and there is a huge push in the e-commerce area. The shift hours are from 8:30pm to 5:00am and their could be some variance. 

Job requirements:

  • Working with Manager, assists with the development of project plans, goals and objectives in support of the company’s Strategic Plan. Cascades information regarding Strategic Plan to subordinates to ensure functional areas is fully aligned with organization.
  • Provides support with budget development. Manages budget and utilizes corporate resources to maximize effectiveness, recognizing the group’s impact on the corporate bottom line.
  • Mentors and coaches employees, sharing job specific knowledge. Encourages training and development opportunities.
  • Manages performance through clear objective setting; engages in timely and meaningful performance appraisals and discussions to foster an environment of open communication.
  • Demonstrates functional expertise, business acumen, and technical competencies and provides leadership in these areas.
  • Creates an environment that fosters and supports continuous improvement and demonstrates a sense of urgency that results in a commitment to quality results.
  • Understands customer requirements and focuses on high leverage opportunities to ensure customer satisfaction. Ensures employees understand their customer needs and ensures excellent relationships with external and internal customers.
  • Focuses on breaking down organizational barriers. Promotes an environment of collaboration, trust, and professional relationships.  Demonstrates high level of commitment to teamwork and supports cross-functional team involvement.
  • Sets an example by treating all employees with dignity and respect, and by applying consistent and fair implementation of company policies across functional areas of responsibility.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrates excellent listening skills to foster an environment of two-way, open communication in all interactions.
  • Champions safety as an integral part of everyone’s job and holds self and employees accountable to highest standard of safe conduct.

About you:

  • Three to Four or more years of professional and/or management experience is required as well as being a great leader who is successful in relationship building

It would be great if you had:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience in Manufacturing environment managing a Machine Shop (but will consider out of other industries such as food process manufacturing since a good leader out of manufacturing is most important)
  • Lean manufacturing and TPS experience is a plus

About the total compensation package:

Benefits – The company values a comprehensive benefits program for their employees and work tirelessly to make sure our package meets the needs of our employees and their families. Eligible employees can elect and participate in a variety of benefits including:

  • Medical and Rx Plan options
  • Dental and Vision Plan options
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical and dependent care
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Accident, Critical Illness, and Indemnity Insurance
  • ID Theft Protection
  • Comprehensive 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Profit Sharing Plan based on annual profitability
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal & Volunteer Time
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Aid Program
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