Manufacturing Manager

Location: Oswego, IL

Manufacturing Manager

  • A well-established global consumer products manufacturer has recently expanded operations and is seeking experienced Manufacturing Managers for their facility in Oswego, IL
  • Responsibilities include overseeing the production line and ensuring optimal efficiency in both the manufacturing process and the workforce
  • The company has a rich history of 83 years in the industry and boasts sales of approximately $22 billion
  • They offer a comprehensive benefits package and strongly support continuous improvement and upward mobility
  • Full relocation assistance is provided
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available at this time


  • Directly supervise a team of 30-40 employees across 1-2 high-speed packaging lines
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, and similar methodologies
  • Create an engaged work culture and establish strategic direction for the team
  • Monitor and maintain production standards for efficiency, material waste, and quality
  • Ensure employee productivity, facility safety, and coordinate maintenance activities with other managers and supervisors


  • A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Operations Management, Biology, Chemistry or a related field
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment, particularly in the foods, consumer products, chemical or related industries, is preferred
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Six-Sigma Green / Black / Lean training and/or certifications, and experience in change management
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience is required
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to coach, teach, and develop employees
  • Must be adept at problem-solving, multitasking, and thrive in a fast-paced environment

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