Operations Manager

Location: Peoria, IL

Director of Operations/Site Manager

Global specialty chemicals business that is dedicated to solving the world's most challenging preservation problems through advanced scientific research.

We are seeking a Director of Operations/Site Manager for our Peoria, IL location. Relocation assistance will be provided.

This role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the site's success in terms of growth and operational performance. The Director of Operations/Site Manager must ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees, as well as protect the surrounding community and environment. Key responsibilities include meeting operational targets related to safety, environmental impact, quality, production, spending, and customer satisfaction.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide effective coaching and performance feedback to direct reports (5) and ensure the same for all site employees (80).
  • Develop and implement strategies for all production components.
  • Collaborate with the union to maintain a positive working relationship.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all manufacturing areas, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and managing spending and capital budgets.
  • Ensure production capacity meets customer needs and develop plans for future requirements.
  • Take responsibility for proactive community relations.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, with an MBA in Business highly preferred.
  • 3-4 years of experience as a Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager, or Production Manager.
  • Experience with hazardous materials and Process Safety Management (PSM) is required.
  • Previous union experience is highly desirable.
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