Role details

Operations Manager

Kankakee   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • $3 Billion Life Science World leader seeking Operations Manager
  • Highly Visible role with a manufacturing business hitting high profit margins

About Our Client

Active in 4 continents - Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Divided into three business units - Bioscience, Lab Solutions, and Process Solutions - My client supplies to the life science industry.

Job Description

* Responsible for maintaining and updating manufacturing department information in the Quality System. This includes properly maintaining the departments controlled documents and records as well as adhering to the control of documents and records procedures and initiates corrective and preventive actions. * Manage the manufacturing, packaging of all in-house material according to the master schedule, production schedule and shop-floor schedule and assigns projects to appropriate production scientists or to Group/Project Leaders and will monitor the progress of projects to ensure the completion of jobs in an efficient, economical and timely manner. * Participate in strategic planning and establishing long range manufacturing objectives and be a principal stakeholder in the company's Sales and Operations planning Supply Review. * Ensure that all OSHA and ISO 9001 requirements are being met within the area of responsibility, as well as maintain and monitor all safety training and compliance. * Develop, maintain and review departmental budget and ensures that all expenses are within approved budget. * Coordinate with Planning, Purchasing and Sales departments and communicated effectively of schedule needs and order status. * Collaborate with cross functional teams, such as supply chain groups (planning, purchasing, sourcing, distribution); sales, product management and marketing (especially custom sales) to promote business opportunities and QC/QA to monitor the quantity and quality of product. * Mentor for direct and indirect reports and will maintain clear succession plan, perform evaluations of departmental employees, to include goals and objectives and will identify staff skill development through internal and external training and courses.

The Successful Applicant

* A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Sciences, Engineering or related scientific discipline is required. * An Advanced degree (i.e. MBA, PhD) is preferred * A minimum of 5 years' experience in an operations management position (manufacturing/production environment) is also required. * Knowledge of MRP systems is required. * Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is preferred * Business experience with Microsoft Office Suite programs is required. * This position will also require the ability to understand the big picture, set appropriate expectations in challenging settings, excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and thrive in a constantly changing environment.

What's on Offer

Client is offering the Operations Manager a very competitive base + bonus package and a platform to slingshot in to Sr. and Executive level roles withing a multi-billion dollar global organization. Please call Xavier Durrant for additional information - 312-263-7472.

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