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Operations Manager – Metal Packaging

  • Job Ref IL - MP - JL
  • Salary Range $120,000 + Bonus
  • Location Illinois, USA

Mackenzie Stuart are working closely with a large Metal Packaging Manufacturer and are looking for operations talent to fill this exciting role.

  • Position Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety and perform job duties in accordance with company Safety policies and procedures
  • Works in concert with Production Manager to ensure appropriate balance is maintained between customer and plant production needs
  • Develops strong client and vendor relationships where necessary in support of CSR’s and Sales team
  • Actively participates in daily production meetings to utilize resources to fullest capacity, including roll-stock and shipping
  • Coordinates all activities relative to best purchasing methods
  • Foster a lean culture to drive continuous improvement, cost control and waste reduction in all facets of our operation
  • Attends weekly cost control and leadership meetings; has a working understanding of P&L and how actions impacts results
  • Provides analysis and information relative to margin and cost containment
  • Coach and develop direct reports and identify high potential employees for levels of greater responsibility and scope
  • Ensure performance feedback and appraisals are completed effectively and on a timely basis; rewarding and recognizing excellent performance while maintaining levels of accountability.
  • The Operations Manager will report directly to the General Manager and will have solid line responsibility for Customer Service personnel, Shipping Department Supervisors and the Plant Scheduler. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Production Manager, Sales Manager, Accounting, IT and Human Resources.
  • Requirements:
  • The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in the Metal Packaging industry, preferably in a Management position with experience in Customer Service, Scheduling and/or Sales.
  • Must be process and results driven with strong communication skills with both internal and external customers, verbally and written
  • Should have superb management skills with people, processes and time along with the ability to management multiple projects/assignments
  • Advanced proficiency with computers and software is essential, preferably in SAP and Kiwi
  • Must show confidence and professionalism while providing instruction or when dealing with customers and vendors

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