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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.

 

 

Job Title:

Operations Manager

 

Position Summary:

The Operations Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate the production activities of the plant. They will be responsible for managing the installation and repair of all machinery/equipment as well as supervising staff. 

 

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

The Operations Manager is accountable for inspiring and executing strategies which achieve optimum safety, quality, service, productivity, and profitability. They will perpetuate the following responsibilities, either personally or, through subordinate supervisors and subordinate connections:

  • Advance initiatives that promote and sustain the safety, health, security, and welfare of all employees.
  • Maintain safe, clean, orderly (5s), and environmentally compliant production operations.
  • Follow GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.
  • Inclusive oversight of all production and production support activities of the facility ensuring all are conducted in accordance with Company policies, principles, procedures, values, and standards.
  • Perpetually assess current strategies, systems, procedures, performance, capabilities, equipment, facilities, and employees for opportunities to optimize safety, flow, service, quality, and profitability.
  • Works with Maintenance Manager to coordinate and implement predictive and preventative maintenance scheduling
  • Provide technical recommendations and implementation for continuous improvement in plant production process
  • Proactively conference and collaborate with customers, sales, and internal/external support resources to evaluate, develop, and promote strategies designed to improve service, flow, quality, and product value.
  • Execute supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all policies and applicable laws, including interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Willingly undertake and perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Will have supervisors and lead personnel as well as the hourly production workforce as direct reports.

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience managing in a union environment strongly preferred
  • Black Belt Certification or the ability to become certified through an accredited organization preferred.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of related experience and/or training in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing TQM, ISO, Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is preferred.
  • Proven technical leadership with the ability to utilize structured problem solving methods to deliver results.
  • Demonstrated competence to work with minimum supervision effectively with all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with the willingness and ability to learn new systems.

 

 

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publicly post salary information on job boards.

Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.

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City:  Elizabeth
State:  NJ