Site Leader/ Sr. Operations Manager

  •   Full Time
  •   Minneapolis


The Sr. Operations Manager will lead operational excellence in our manufacturing site based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, supporting 2 product lines generating more than $100M in the Chemical Analysis Department. These 2 product lines design, produce and deliver equipment that analyzes, detects, monitors and controls manufacturing processes for the bulk, food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Job Functions and Accountability:

  • Lead our Minneapolis site by driving appropriate communication to the employees, facilitating connections between all the functions on site and managing all the Safety and HR processes on site.
  • Drive rapid improvement in productivity and margins through process improvement practices, and overall simplification of our Operations processes including outsourcing of Non-Core activities to preferred Third Party partners.
  • Through partnership with R&D and marketing, dramatically improve time to market and quality of new product releases.
  • Drive change and major improvements in speed of execution.
  • Develop the manufacturing staff to drive the performance of the product lines.
  • Drive continuous improvement and standardization. Create metrics to measure performance.
  • Utilize a continuous process improvement plan with a focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Costs.
  • Oversee and administer all departments and capital budgets.
  • Provide guidance in the selection and appraisal of key managerial personnel.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of company policies.
  • Develop action plans with sales, engineering, manufacturing and finance to ensure that customer expectations and company objectives are met.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or Engineering.
  • 8-12 years experience leading a manufacturing operation to a high degree of operational excellence including modernizing and relocating processes between sites and continuous improvement efforts that drove significant improvement to EBITA worldwide.
  • Experience in multiple areas within a job-shop manufacturing environment including; supply chain, production planning, inventory control, manufacturing engineering and project management.
  • Proven track record of driving change across value streams and demonstrated ability to be an effective change agent within a global organization.
  • Highly energized and self-motivated with experience working with teams to implement change.
  • Preferred experience in the packaged goods and/or job shop industry.

Experience qualifications:

  • Ability to provide global vision and leadership to execute change for on-going operational excellence.
  • Apply urgency to issues that require it.
  • Driven and self-motivated; Calculated risk taker with a high bias for action that achieves results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player. Ability to generate enthusiasm and build effective working relationships globally.
  • Solid foundation and knowledge of engineering principles, manufacturing methods, materials management, finance and working knowledge of IT and facilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate critical issues.
  • Ability to coach & mentor people and effectively work, influence, and negotiate in global cross-functional team settings.
  • Strong team building skills and the proven ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers, and upper management.

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job #1749 or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Construction Industry

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030