Operations Manager – Dairy Operations
The Land OLakes Supply Chain & Operations division provides strategic leadership across the companys many business units. The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, process improvement and innovation. By partnering closely with Finance, Marketing and Human Resources, the team delivers value to Land OLakes business units, members and customers.
Mentor, coach and train team members to develop effective and efficient teams. Ensure appropriate, effective communication within teams, across teams and to management as well as support areas. Develop flexible, multi-skilled team members to enable movement of people as needed to accomplish work. Collaborate with Plant Steering Team to develop and implement short and long term strategies, including project leadership, staffing and employee engagement.Skills:
-Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Industrial Engineering or related field.
-5 plus years of supervisory/management experience in food processing/manufacturing operations with solid progressive leadership experience.
-Strong Microsoft Office suite and written communication skills
-Ability to communicate with a variety of people & personalities
-Must be able to make quick decisions on the spot & support those decisions to your peers, employees, and plant leadership
-Ability to consistently meet deadlines
-Ability to manage multiple projects & multi-task with ease
-Must be detail oriented and have excellent follow through
-Results orientation with track record of successful achievements
-Active listening skills are a must
-Ability to influence a positive employee environment
-Ability to drive safety & safe behaviors while maintaining the ultimate goal of preventing all injuries
-Must be able to influence change & lead those who oppose change
-LEAN / Six Sigma / TMM experience
-Previous experience working as a team leader in a multi-faceted team is highly desirable
-Master's degree in a relevant field
-Dairy manufacturing experience
-High Speed Manufacturing experience
-Demonstrated experience with Continuous Improvement Processes and/or Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt
-Budget and cost control skills
-SAP or other ERP system skills a plus
-Change agent skills must motivate and inspire others to see the company mission and vision
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land OLakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.