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Operations Manager

Category: Operations
Location: Fremont, OH, United States
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Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, at the company’s manufacturing plant in Fremont, Ohio. The Operations Manager will have direct responsibility for the plant operations, safety, quality, and direct labor personnel at the Fremont facility. As an integral part of the plant leadership team, the Operations Manager will provide daily visible leadership and be accountable for contributing to the development of long term and tactical goals for the Fremont facility. The Operations Manager will be mandated with optimizing the Fremont plant's operational performance, ensuring delivery of annual commitments and achievement of both short and long term financial goals.    

Position Specific Requirements (PSR):
• Ensure a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complies with all
occupational health, safety and environmental laws.
• Develop and foster and environment that creates high employee motivation through
positive communication and excellent leadership.
• Drive and implement continuous improvement initiatives at all levels across the
• Develop and implement plans to achieve plant goals and financial targets.
• Achieve and maintain product quality and delivery service levels equal to or exceeding
customer expectations.
• Create and manage operational plans that deliver productivity gains through process
improvement across all elements of the business
• Participate in budgeting and monthly forecasting process for the plant. Develop plans to
achieve the forecasted labor amounts.
• Manage the plant OEE tracking and work with the Engineering department to prioritize
and improve OEE’s throughout the plant.
• Support launch process by participating in the planning process, reviews and preproduction builds.
• Maintain effective relationships with key business/operational contacts
• Ensure high level of operational quality
• Perform all aspects of performance management. Initiate appropriate action using inhouse performance management procedures
• Assist and manage the delivery of key projects that have an impact on operations
• Determine and monitor performance and service levels. Ensure that services are delivered
within agreed resources
• Implement continuous improvement activities within departments
• Create a work environment that drives continuous improvement and employee
• Ensure effective coordination across all operations functions  

• Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering is required
• MBA is preferred
• Requires 5-7 years of relevant experience as a leader in a manufacturing environment
• A minimum of 3 years experience as an Operations Manager in a manufacturing
environment is preferred
• Tier 1 automotive experience preferred.
• Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Must have the ability to lead and motivate people
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to
present information to all levels in the organization
• Ability to read, write and perform non-complex mathematical calculations
• Ability to pay attention to detail, multi-task and follow direction
• Knowledge of Lean manufacturing concepts and experience with Toyota Production
• Experience with Six Sigma is preferred