Operations Manager 2

Company: Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 5 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description Job Summary The Mgr, Operations 2 is responsible for the management of the multiple business units or production departments within the manufacturing plant. This role is responsible for setting the direction and achieving results through the entire operations team. This leadership role must be accomplished in an environment where safety comes first with a balanced ‘lean’ implementation mindset continually achieving and improving Quality/Housekeeping/Service levels/Productivity and Cost objectives. This position must partner with other functional areas, customers and suppliers in order to align operational activities with established business objectives and product/customer requirements. Essential Job Duties
  • Manages, leads and supports multiple departments across the operation teams to include Packaging, Processing, Quality, Sanitation, Warehouse and Maintenance.  Coordinates activities between departments; ensures established safety, quality, service and costs initiatives are delivered and commitments are met.
  • Reviews production schedules; monitors, evaluates and optimizes production execution; establishes priorities and sequences as needed to achieve optimal results. 
  • Manages safe work practices throughout plant, observes safe work practices and communicates policies and practices with Business Unit Leaders/Department Managers, supervisors and team members.  Interprets, develops and coaches the team in company safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Oversees in-production product inspections and audits; ensures adherence to Quality and Food Safety standards that meet regulatory and customer expectations.
  • Reviews production and operating reports; resolves operational, manufacturing, quality and maintenance problems to minimize cost, operational delays and Consumer and Foreign Matter complaints
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists team members in solving work problems.  Troubleshoots unusual or difficult issues requiring coordination and communication across cross-functional departments; follows through with quality and/or process improvements.
  • Develops, coaches and/or mentors direct reports and team members.  Familiarizes team with established policies, procedures, rules and regulations.  Communicates daily production performance and day-to-day issues with Business Unit/Department Leaders and team members.  Interprets and ensures consistent application of company policies.
  • Drives employee engagement, implements effective training programs to develop leadership and technical skills within both the salaried and hourly workforce.  Provides feedback on performance and participates in creating development plans for each direct report. 
  • Maintains a cohesive associate working environment and ensures teambuilding sessions are conducted within each department.
  • Serves as a champion for developing and maintaining a strong “CI” culture within the respective departments and across departments; continuously working to develop a mindset within the leadership team and the entire facility to seek continuous improvement opportunities including intangible activities, as well as, tangible support of CI initiatives. 
  • Serves as a key Corporate contact for all Marketing, Sales and Product Supply Chain initiatives that involve processing and packaging innovation or changes.
  • Review financial budgets, statements and data. Utilizes the financial data to improve efficiency across his/her Business Units. Prepares and manages the operational budgets. Manages the WIP inventory.  Recommends effective strategies for the financial well-being of the Company.
  • May perform other duties as required. Scope of Responsibility Directs and manages multiple production operations teams from processing to packaging across multiple shifts in a 24/7 manufacturing environment.  Directly manages:  2-4 Business Unit Leaders or Department Managers that have 10-15 supervisors as direct reports; indirectly manages all of the operations team members in processing and packaging on various shifts in specific production areas for a manufacturing facility that produces more than 40 million pounds annually. Responsibilities include interviewing, and hiring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; assessing and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.  Knowledge and Skill Requirements Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, synthesizing complex or diverse information.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise discretion while managing confidential information. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills. 
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills including listening and managing skills required to work in and manage teams.  Solid conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to identify and manage projects from concept to implementation and successfully drive project results.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and Internet software. Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree; a minimum of 5 years prior production manager experience in a food manufacturing environment required; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. High performance work systems experience highly desired. Travel Required Minimal travel may be required.
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