Operations Manager

This company offers protective gloves and apparel to the foodservice industry. Founded in 1986, they are a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) and apparel for commercial foodservice operations worldwide. Our success is driven by our people and their dedication to excellence – in our products, in our expertise, and in our relationships with customers and end users. Our company offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance benefits, and 401k plan with company matching. What is also nice, they are a division of one of the most successfully run companies in the world.

This position is responsible for directing, controlling, and coordinating all aspects of plant production in order to maximize the long-term and short-term profitability of the company.

Responsibilities: This requires working with Team Members (in purchasing, production, distribution, customer service, and human resources) to develop good working relationships and high morale. Leading a production team; to create a work environment which reflects
a commitment to employees, safety, product quality, and positive employee relations using Lean and Continuous Improvement Techniques. Communicating with Team Members on project timelines and tasks that need to be completed immediately. Working knowledge and proven success with production metrics. Data driven. Other responsibilities include developing and training Team Members in use of the ERP system, group discussions, and troubleshooting areas that might cause problems with operations and logistics.

Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s degree B.A. or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 10 plus years related experience in a manufacturing plant in a cut and sew environment. Industrial glove experience is a plus. Textile manufacturing experience highly preferred. This position requires an essential understanding and control of the production process, maintenance, shipping/receiving, sanitation, quality assurance, accounting, safety, human resources, material management, and logistics. Strong business acumen, with proven bottom-line driven results.

Computer Skills: Standard computer skills including Microsoft Office programs. Solid ERP experience (Apprise or similar system a plus); “super user” of ERP desired.
Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Special Skills: Display sound judgment and decision-making leadership and organizational skills. Ability to implement Lean initiatives. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

Relocation Assistance Eligible: Yes

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