The Operations Manager is responsible for the overall operation of Production, Labeling/Packaging, and Warehousing. This involves complete management of all processes and programs under his/her direction, in all shifts, and leadership of the workforce in these department. This Manager is to fulfill the roles described below by always acting in accordance with the laws, and on Mizkan-style values, ensuring compliance to Mizkan Group Policies, Procedures, and Area Rules. Operations Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As a key member of Leadership Team at Mizkan Deming, the Operations Manager is responsible for managing the following processes within guidelines established by the VP of Operations at Mizkan America.
Has direct oversight of the processes in production, filling, packaging and warehousing areas through department managers, supervisors, and support staff.
Execute activities within his/her scope of responsibility to achieve plant and departmental objectives to support corporate strategy and plant annual budget.
Maintain communication with the Plant Manager and other departments in a transparent manner, and report on performance, progress, issues and concerns, and financial variances that may impact budget.
By applying Sangen Principles, actively seek out information to understand the operating environment and share insight gained from environmental analysis with Plant Manager and department managers where applicable.
Ensure applicable Operational Process are followed. Proactively review the established processes, identify improvement opportunities, and make recommendations to the Plant Manager.
Support Plant Operations in planning and budgeting by providing necessary data and expert knowledge in his areas of responsibility; be factual and data driven and seek review/approval from Plant Manager.
Assist in the identification, research, proposal, implementation, and evaluation of capital investment projects.
Monitor and manage applicable KPI to sustain and improve Operations as necessary: Performance Metrics, Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency, Waste, Cost, Savings, etc.
Oversee the procurement of raw materials and equipment required for food processing.
Train, supervise, motivate, and develop direct reports
oEvaluate performance and activity of team members and provide appropriate feedback.
oMake staffing recommendations to ensure appropriate resources are allocated to achieve departmental objectives/projects.
oHold people accountable.
oHire talented staff and support retention goals.
Integrate organizational changes and new processes and promote Operational excellence throughout the plant.
Fully understand relevant Policies, procedures, guidelines, etc., and be knowledgeable of everyones duties and ensure those are in alignment with Company and Plants needs and expectation.
Embrace Mizkan Corporate Governance which is based on the Two Principles, Common Management Principles, and Group Policy. Live by being an example to team members through actions
Understand and manage all activities to ensure the Plant is compliant with the established Internal Control System. Support audit, inspections and/or inquiries.
Support Production management by advising on scheduling department to meet inventory goals and advise in possible line conflicts that may impact productivity and cost.
Manager is also responsible for the following:
othe safety of all employees in assigned areas,
oensuring all employees are trained and qualified to be competent on the requirements of their jobs,
omanage performance, conduct, attendance, and behavior counterproductive to the goals and objectives of the business and non-compliant with company policies.
To succeed as an operations manager involved in manufacturing, you need to have the following qualities and skills, which also form part of employers requirements for considering applicants for the job:
At least 10 years of proven success at leading salaried and hourly employees in a variety of environments.
Must have at least 10 years of manufacturing experience that includes at least five years of managerial experience, preferably in the food industry.
Expertise in managing budgets and in effective leadership of Operational financial data.
The minimum education is a bachelor#39;s degree in a related field to our industry.
Must be able to do the following:
olead the Operations team by planning and directing their efforts according to the company#39;s needs.
otrain workers create workplace schedules and monitor the activities of all employees.
omeet production goals, ensuring that customers receive the products they were promised on time.
ocompare labor availability and manufacturing capabilities with customer requirements, creating reasonable deadlines for both the customer and the manufacturer.
omanage the inventory of raw materials needed to process the plants products, ensuring enough is on hand to follow through on orders.
ohandle a manufacturing process ensuring timely and cost-effective production
othrough data, adjust manufacturing methods to increase the efficiency of the process.
overify the quality of the product and perform technical support and repairs when needed.
Certificates or accreditation from agencies are welcomed, such as from the American Society for Quality, or Association for Operations Management, etc., and/or advanced knowledge and experience in managing manufacturing operations.