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Operations Manager

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Manteca
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progressionOperations ManagerThe Operations Manager in our animal milk replacer manufacturing plant is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency, and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies. Establish, lead and manage operational strategizing, budget management, and logistics management to ensure best practices.Essential Functions:
    • Supervise the operations of manufacturing personnel to ensure a manufacturing process is within budget and time schedule.
    • Develop and implement plans for the effective use of material and labor resources to achieve manufacturing target.
    • Oversee the hiring, orienting, counseling, compensation process, and training of production employees to ensure a competent workforce.
    • Communicate job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions.
    • Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends.
    • Analyze process workflow, employee and space requirements and equipment layout; implement changes.
    • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.
    • Meet or exceed operations labor budget expectations.
    • Manage staff levels, wages, hours, contract labor to revenues.
    • Work closely with Plant Manager and management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures, and systems and to follow through with implementation.
    • Communicate all operating policies and/or issues at department meetings.
    • Work closely with Production team and Maintenance Manager to perform analysis of inventory and ensure utilization of inventory effectively, purchasing the right equipment, maintaining solid inventory data and reduce expenses.
    • Monitor manufacturing team to ensure operations are in compliance with health and safety standards.
    • Analyze and provide solutions to manufacturing challenges or problems.
    • Liaise with the Quality Assurance department to ensure product quality and specification are consistent.
    • Conduct assessments to identify mechanical and procedural limitations that minimize work efficiency.
    • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales staff to implement strategies that will improve the marketability of manufactured products.
    • Oversee the procurement of raw materials and equipment required for manufacturing.
    • Review personnel performance to determine individuals most suited for promotion.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Traits:
      • Strong Microsoft Office suite and written communication skills
      • Conveys information clearly and effectively in both written and verbal format.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to motivate and direct others.
      • Make decisions that show an understanding of the issues.
      • Ability to handle multiple demands and shifting priorities.
      • Ability to supervise and provide training, develop standards, and manage processes.
      • Ability to work within a team environment. (Active listening, ability to influence a positive employee environment, ability to influence change and lead those who oppose change)Experience-Education:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field is preferred.
        • High school diploma plus 5 or more years previous management experience in a food or feed manufacturing environment with increasing responsibility and scope, i.e. strategic planning, project management, supervision, training, etc. will be accepted in lieu of coursework.Supervisory Responsibilities:
          • Responsibility of Operations Supervisors, Leads, and Associates. Indirect responsibility for all Manufacturing Staff.
          • Work with Plant Manager and HR Business Partner on reports quarterly and yearly reviews.Physical Demands DurationStanding Entire shiftNoise typical of a production environment Entire shiftWorking around moving equipment RegularlyWorking in hot/cold temperatures RegularlyWalking, stooping and kneeling RegularlyTime Demands:
            • On occasion, business demands may require some employees to work overtime and weekends.
            • When overtime is required, employees are expected to work extra hours as required to meet business needs - this is a requirement of this position.Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.Land O'Lakes requires that employees report whether or not they have been fully vaccinated for COVID 19. Employees may be subject to COVID testing and/or vaccine mandates under regulations applicable to Land O'Lakes as a federal contractor and/or a large employer. Requests for accommodation from vaccination requirements for applicable roles will be administered through HR.Refer to this link for definition of fully vaccinated.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, Manteca , Operations Manager, Executive , Manteca, California

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