Operations Manager (Supply Chain Manager) in Cleveland OH

Wellington Executive Search
Operations Manager (Supply Chain Manager)
Job ID: 
Cleveland OH
$100-120K base salary + bonus + benefits
Job Types:
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.
Employment Type:
Full Time


Our client supplies chemicals to a wide variety of customers across the USA. All business is B2B.  We are looking to hire an Operations Manager (Supply Chain Manager) for our facility located in the Cleveland Ohio area. The Operations Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing the day-to-day operations of this location plus oversee personnel in two additional locations – New Jersey and Chicago. In addition, they will analyze and implement operational and strategic initiatives to achieve success and continuous improvement.



  • Provide leadership and overall management for Production, Customer Service, Purchasing and Logistics/Warehouse departments.  Manager 4 to 7 direct reports.
  • Execute and support vertical operations metrics to achieve Company’s overall objectives, consistent with corporate practices
  • Review quality procedures and processes, identify opportunities for continuous improvement and help support and lead initiatives where necessary
  • Participate in corporate Regulatory and Safety committees and ensure compliance throughout the assigned vertical
  • Lead by example by supporting and reinforcing Company’s culture, pillars and fundamentals
  • Improve the level of service offered to our customers and suppliers via unique and new service initiatives
  • Identify and make recommendations for short- and long-term departmental strategies
  • Improve logistics, warehouse, and production operations for assigned vertical and share best practices throughout the Company
  • Identify and implement improved inventory management practices
  • Serve as a “power user” and champion of our ERP, CRM, OverDrive, and TMS systems with the ability to support existing staff and help onboard new employees
  • Work closely with all departments to improve communications, efficiencies, and our ability to Create Customer Success ®
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment and ensure housekeeping program is followed and maintained
  • Responsible for ensuring equipment maintenance is performed regularly
  • Evaluate new equipment and techniques and make recommendations to improve
  • Identify necessary resources, tools and/or people to achieve departmental objectives
  • Monitor metrics, analyze trends and make recommendations based on available information
  • Make recommendations and support ongoing development for all direct and indirect reports
  • Participate in ongoing personal development opportunities
  • Generate reports as requested
  • Participate in various projects individually and/or team based as a representative of Operations



  • Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in production, distribution, warehousing, or operations with at least 5 years in management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Previous regulatory and/or safety experience a plus, especially in the chemical industry
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and an engaging level of enthusiasm and positive outlook
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment required
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize work assignments for self and others
  • Proven ability to resolve potential conflicts and develop others
  • Proven communication (written and verbal), organizational, time management, math, and computer skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) And Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Excellent computer skills including Email, Internet research, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Act legally and ethically in all professional relationships in adherence with Company’s culture, values and fundamentals


We offer a competitive base salary along with an annual bonus, a (401K) with company match, health insurance, and much more.  Financial assistance for relocation will be offered as needed.  Must currently live and work in the USA to be eligible for this job.

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