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Operations Manager

Company: Jabil Inc.
Location: Manteca
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

At Jabil we strive to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE and EVERYTHING BETTER. With over 260,000 diverse, talented and dedicated employees across 100 locations in 30 countries, our vision is to be the most technologically advanced and trusted manufacturing solutions provider. We combine an unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights and global product management expertise to enable success for the world's leading brands. We are driven by a common purpose to make a positive impact for each other, our communities, and the environment.


Lead the Facility in operational execution with a high level of efficiency, integrity, and enthusiasm, striving to achieve excellence in all endeavors. Be a creative and proactive leader of the management team, focused on continuous improvement. Provide exceptional support to customers, team members, and shareholders. Model servant leadership philosophies while building and aligning culture to the Jabil vision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Recruitment and Retention:

* Recruit, interview and hire Functional Managers.
* Communicate criteria to recruiters for Functional Management position candidates.
* Coach Functional Managers in the interviewing/hiring process.
* Monitor team member turnover; identify key factors that can be improved; make improvements.

Employee and Team Development:

* Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis.
* Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility.
* Coach and mentor Functional Managers to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer.
* Create and manage succession plans for Functional Managers.

Performance Management:

* Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals).
* Solicit ongoing feedback from operational team, Business Unit Manager (BUM), and Functional Manager on Functional Manager's contribution to the team.
* Provide ongoing coaching and counseling to Functional Manager based on feedback.
* Express pride in staff and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments.
* Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.
* Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals.
* Coordinate activities of large teams and keep them focused in times of crises.


* Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility.
* Provide communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department.
* Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style.
* Ask questions; encourage input from team members.
* Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly.


Business Strategy and Direction:

* Create and communicate the facility strategic directions.
* Define, develop and implement a strategy, which contributes to the corporate strategic directions.
* Provide regular updates to Functional and Corporate Operations Manager and Business Unit Director on the execution of the strategy.

Cost Management:

* Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes, or complete re-engineering of processes and systems).
* Utilize tools to monitor departmental cost and cost trends, striving continuously to improve value.
* Provide feedback to BUMs, WCMs, Functional Managers (FMs) on cost and cost trends.
* Responsible for joint P&L ownership of the facility.

Forecast Development and Accuracy:

* Work with team to prepare timely forecasts for the facility.
* Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis.


* Drive continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management.
* Assess the adequacy of data gathering methods utilized by the workcells.
* Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.
* Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Identify and implement new practices and processes that are "best in field."
* Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.
* Establish new measurement systems if/where possible.
* Exchange knowledge and information with other Jabil facilities to ensure best practices are shared throughout the Jabil organization.
* Ensure 100% adherence to all company policies and procedures (i.e. Health and Safety, Quality).
* Ensure all sensitive and confidential information is handled appropriately.
* Encourage team members to maintain an in-depth field of experience and knowledge in molded fiber and other relevant industry manufacturing and materials management technologies.
* Ensure Jabil is an industry leader in developing and adapting effective advanced systems and methods.
* Embrace and model an industry leading focus on sustainability.
* Lean Six Sigma or other Continuous Improvement experience
* Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor.
* Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and training AND 10 years work experience in a relevant Pulp and Paper, Molded Fiber or Jabil operations disciplines OR equivalent external work experience, including 5 years management experience. Master's degree preferred. Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil's software packages.

In depth industry experience in chemistry, pulp / paper manufacturing, type 3 fiber thermoforming, blow molding and high speed automation preferred.

Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Jabil Inc., Manteca , Operations Manager, Executive , Manteca, California

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