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Manager, Operations

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Meadville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

TITLEOperations ManagerLOCATIONMeadville, PA a comprehensive relocation package may be availableREPORTS TOPlant ManagerPOSITION SUMMARYIncumbent will lead both processing and packing operations in a 24/7 environment. Functions as a member of the site leadership team. This role owns all results including safety, quality, reliability, and cost. Leads targeted initiatives to drive improvement across the site. Responsible for leadership development of roles within Operations, including Technical Leaders, Area Leaders, Process Engineers and Team Leaders. The incumbent will role model continuous improvement by implementing systemic changes.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for all processing and packing operations within the plantLead a team of employees to deliver key business results through providing direction on production goals, technical improvement, and various projects related to the operationLeadership development of the Operations teamsDevelop & Deliver Department Master plan and manage the daily results of the workOwns the Daily Direction Setting meetingResponsible for managing department budgetUnderstands high performance work systemsResponsible for meeting or exceeding Safety, Quality, Reliability, Delivery, Organization Capability, Sustainability and Cost targets for plantWorks well with all levels within the Company including Corporate leaders and functions as well as plant teamsTeaches and uses continuous improvement tools such as AM & PM to deliver sustained reliabilityExcellent understanding of overall plant product flow including all inputs and outputsUnderstands gives and gets with other leaders to gain alignment in achieving desired outcomesMakes cost-conscious business decisions in alignment with all key accountabilitiesIdentify and eliminate losses from the Operation; lead in solving issues to root cause and implement improvements; utilize Critical Thinking toolsSELECTION CRITERIAEducationBachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience is requiredFood safety certifications/licensing are strongly preferred (HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, SQF - Safe Quality Food, BRC - British Retail Consortium)OtherExperience managing people and teams in a high performance work environmentPriority setting and Problem solving: Demonstrate ability to be decisive, proactive and strategic in decision makingDemonstrate ability to lead a large organization to deliver business needsDemonstrate ability to work effectively across organization boundaries and with diverse teamsExperience working in an environment that facilitates peer to peer collaboration and managing upward through the organizationStrong written and verbal communication skillsSafety and Quality experience will be essential to deliver solid systems and to influence the organization in adhering to Safety & Quality principlesAbility to demonstrate technical aptitude through on-the-job qualification processMust be willing to travel at least 10% and be available after hours/weekends

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Erie , Manager, Operations, Executive , Meadville, Pennsylvania

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