Lucas Group is seeking a dynamic manufacturing leader from the foods and beverages industry to manage the packaging and production operations. The individual will have the responsibility for providing proactive leadership and manage our client's complex beverage operation which includes seven (7) unique hot fill, cold fill, and aseptic manufacturing systems.
The position requires the Operations Manager to be "hands-on" with direct reports and able to coordinate production efforts for the packaging staff.
Direct consistent quality production that is based on our flexible master production schedule which is driven by customer demands.
Ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety and all GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).
Plan, organize, direct, train and motivate diverse workforce in order to optimize operational performance.
Implement TPM principles and processes into existing plant operations to achieve consistency with our TPM requirements and KPI’s.
Identify, analyze and implement cost reduction strategies within a process that does not adversely impact operations.
Develop an understanding of current beverage industry strategies and manufacturing techniques.
Develop a solid understanding and analyze new technologies and processing systems within the beverage industry.
Strong knowledge and demonstrative practice of HAACP/SQG/Bio Terrorism.
Passion for Food Safety and regulatory and audit compliance.
Responsible for food safety.
Responsible for food quality.
Develop and implement plans to improve talent acquisition.
Provide training and mentoring in order to meet department and organization needs.
Align subordinate staff objectives and tasks to our Core Values and Performance metrics.
Mentor and discipline as necessary to ensure compliance with all company policies, practices and procedures.
Maintain effective manpower utilization systems.
Lead company team members in an ethical manner that is consistent to the core values of the company.
Apply leadership direction and job instructions using a communications approach that is clear, specific, and non-punishing to our collective team.
Embrace leadership demeanor that encourages team members to gain a sense of purpose in all front line activities.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Operations Management/Industrial Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.
6+ years management experience within a manufacturing environment is required. Beverage, food, or pharmaceutical experience is preferred.
Strong Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma/Operational Excellence is required.
Leadership experience and developing innovative learning activities is necessary.
Experience with order fulfillment, manufacturing or maintenance management, team development and project management is also required.