Operations Leader

Charlotte, North Carolina
Operations Leader
Charlotte, NC
Competitive Pay and Benefits
The Operations Leader is responsible for all aspects of the safety, quality, cost and production for the plant.  This job is critical to the performance and growth of the facility.  This leadership position is accountable for a multi-shift, manufacturing operation and plays an integral role in the establishment of a strong and sustainable safety culture.  The Operations Leader must demonstrate leadership across department boundaries to safely produce a quality product, at the lowest possible cost, while remaining compliant with all corporate initiatives.
Operations Leader Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure a safe work environment through strict adherence to safety policies and procedures.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the areas of safety and housekeeping.
  • Provide leadership to all operation manufacturing process areas.
  • Efficiently develop and leverage plant personnel and equipment to maximize productivity and cost effectiveness in meeting plant business plan.
  • Increase value of enterprise by identifying and eliminating waste to improve safety, quality, and productivity by utilizing Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5S and TPM methodologies.
  • Define, establish, and direct the workforce, physical assets, budgets and objectives of the area teams to the budgeted levels.
  • Lead equipment modifications and improvement projects to improve safety, housekeeping, product quality, productivity and equipment reliability.
  • Continually monitor spending and develop cost savings opportunities.
  • Contribute to annual and long-term capital planning process and execution.
  • Maintain controlled and capable processes with emphasis on inventory levels.
  • Develop and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Demonstrate commitment for building a high-performance workplace environment that nurtures and facilitates open communications, employee engagement and values diversity.
  • Demonstrate a passion for the development of people.
  • Develop effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with primary workforce continuously improving employee engagement.  
  • Establish and champion the operations vision.
  • Effectively lead cultural changes and initiatives that move the culture forward in training, employee involvement, hiring standards, evaluations, corrective actions.
  • Provide development plans for direct reports to realize and promote an environment of continuous learning.
  • Set clear and measurable performance expectations, and establish, communicate, and regularly review commitments to ensure employee milestones are achieved as planned.
  • Communicate expectations around continuous improvement and TPM with all team members.
  • Provide ongoing operations key process indicator updates to lead team and employees.
  • Communicate financial and statistical data in a manner that the employees can understand and use the information to improve operations. Utilize Six Sigma, 5S, TPM, or Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
  • Ensure coordinated communication and direction across all shifts and through leadership. 
 Operations Leader Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field.
  • 5+ years manufacturing leadership experience required.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, TPM or experience in Continuous Improvement.
  • Experience making high-impact decisions in fast-paced environment.
  • Experience utilizing computer programs and Microsoft Office products to deliver effective reports and presentation.
  • Demonstrated abilities to lead and expand a culture of high engagement utilizing positive employee relations.


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