Continuous Improvement / Operations Manager in Erie PA

Futures Consulting LLC
Continuous Improvement / Operations Manager
Job ID: 
RM - Erie, PA - Ops Manager
Erie PA
Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Prod./Plant Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

POSITION: Operations Manager/ Continuous Improvement Leader


SALARY: $95-105k

This position oversees the manufacture of products against budgeted KPIs in a continuous improvement-based environment, utilizing leadership skills in setting the vision and strategic direction for the Business Unit consistent with the company&##39;s strategic growth plan.

The role is part operations manager as well as the plant’s Continuous Improvement resource. Must have a track record of turning around an organization’s OEE and knowledgeable with continuous improvement tools and resources.


  • Leads and develops a group of supervisors (Packaging System Advisors) in achieving performance goals in the following areas: Safety, Quality, Cost, Continuous Improvement, and Customer Service.

  • Leads the team through an emphasis on both process and people (The What and The How)

  • Ensure a culture of engagement for all levels within the organization

  • Builds rapport and collaborative relationships across cross-functional teams in order to achieve business unit and plant goals.

  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures operational compliance with safety absolutes

  • Drives a Continuous Improvement culture through the application of Lean Manufacturing techniques. Develops and implements operations improvement plans with glide path and action planning tracking

  • Partner with Supply Chain Planning to ensure optimal schedules are developed and attained.

  • Develop and maintain productivity pipeline for the Spreads Business Unit

  • Oversees the review of invoices, work orders, consumption reports, or demand forecasts to estimate peak delivery periods and to issue work assignments

  • Supports fiscal responsibility through the review and management of operational budget items

  • Performs additional related duties as assigned


  • Minimum of Bachelor&##39;s degree in Operations Management, Engineering or Packaging Science strongly preferred. A bachelor degree in other related fields will be considered.

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of people and process leadership experience in a food and beverage environment.

  • Lean /Six Sigma Certification preferred Able to work a variable schedule

  • Able to develop strong, direct, and honest relationships with all employees.

  • Able to motivate, focus, handle multitude of tasks at once. Possess strong communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Able to develop the communication, teamwork and continuous improvement skills of the employees in the assigned business unit

  • Demonstrates problem solving approach to managing and coaching. Able to coach subordinates to solve complex problems individually and as part of a team.

  • Technical skills and knowledge of packaging operations, materials and equipment.

  • Ability to plan and create a high performance environment.

  • Knowledge and demonstrate use of foundational tools of manufacturing excellence.

  • Able to work a variable schedule


  • Competitive compensation package.

  • Robust health and paid time off benefits.

  • Generous 401k plan

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