Operations Manager

Location: Joliet, IL

Operations Manager

  • We are currently seeking a skilled Manufacturing Manager to join our team at a global consumer products manufacturer. This position is located in Joliet, IL.
  • As the Manufacturing Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing a department, which includes managing, planning, directing, and coordinating work activities and resources.
  • Our company has a rich history of 83 years in business and annual sales of approximately $22 billion. We offer exceptional benefits and strongly believe in continuous improvement and upward mobility.
  • If you are considering this position but are located outside of Joliet, IL, we will provide full relocation assistance. Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship or visa transfers.


  • Directly supervise and manage a team of 5 supervisors and 90 employees.
  • Take strategic involvement in leading continuous improvement initiatives, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, and similar principles.
  • Establish a culture of engagement and set the strategic direction for the team.
  • Monitor, exceed, and maintain production standards for efficiencies, material waste, and quality.
  • Ensure employee productivity, facility safety, and maintenance activities, while collaborating with other managers and supervisors.


  • A bachelor's degree (BA/BS) is required, preferably in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Operations Management, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Prior manufacturing experience in food, consumer products, chemical, or closely related manufacturing environments is necessary.
  • Completion of Six-Sigma Green / Black / Lean training and/or certifications, along with experience leading, driving, and implementing change management, is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience is essential.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to utilize data to coach, teach, and develop employees are crucial.
  • Prior experience managing supervisors in a manufacturing setting is a must.
  • Strong problem-solving, multi-tasking, and adaptability skills are vital in a fast-paced environment.
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