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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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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