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Operations Manager - Calva at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Acampo, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


Join Land O'Lakes, and you join boundless thinkers and doers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with some of America's favorite brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United, Vermont Creamery and KozyShack, and more.

You'll be joining a team committed to e verything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the grain that animals eat to produce milk, to marketing the final product, like our many legendary products.

We're looking for audacious optimists and innovative thinkers to help us meet food's toughest challenges.

Operations Manager - Calva

The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies. Establish, lead and manage operational strategizing, budget management, and logistic management to ensure best practices.

Essential Functions :


  • Supervise the operations of manufacturing personnel to ensure a manufacturing process is within budget and time schedule

  • Develop and implement plans for the effective use of material and labor resources to achieve manufacturing target

  • Oversee the hiring, orienting, counseling and training of production employees to ensure a competent workforce

  • Communicate job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising and reviewing job contributions

  • Plan and review compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures

  • Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends

  • Analyze process workflow, employee and space requirements and equipment layout; implement changes

  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations

  • Meet or exceed operations labor budget expectations

  • Manage staff levels, wages, hours, contract labor to revenues

  • Work closely with Plant Manager and management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures and systems and to follow through with implementation.

  • Communicate all operating policies and/or issues at department meetings

  • Work closely with Production team and Maintenance Manager to perform analysis of inventory and ensure utilization of inventory effectively, purchasing the right equipment, maintaining solid inventory data and reduce expenses

  • Monitor manufacturing team to ensure operations are in compliance with health and safety standards

  • Analyze and provide solutions to manufacturing challenges or problems

  • Liaise with the Quality Assurance department to ensure product quality and specification are consistent

  • Conduct assessments to identify mechanical and procedural limitations that minimize work efficiency

  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales staff to implement strategies that'll improve the marketability of manufactured products

  • Oversee the procurement of raw materials and equipment required for manufacturing

  • Review personnel performance to determine individuals most suited for promotion.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Traits:


  • Strong Microsoft Office suite and written communication skills

  • Conveys information clearly and effectively in both written and verbal format.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to motivate and direct others.

  • Make decisions that show an understanding of the issues.

  • Ability to handle multiple demands and shifting priorities.

  • Ability to supervise and provide training, develop standards, and manage processes.

  • Ability to work within a team environment.

  • Active listening skills is a must

  • Ability to influence a positive employee environment

  • Must be able to influence change & lead those who oppose change

Experience-Education (Required):


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.

  • 5+ years experience in a food manufacturing environment with a broad scope of manufacturing experience, i.e. strategic planning, project management, supervision, training, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Responsibility of Operations Supervisors, Leads, and Associates. Indirect responsibility for all Manufacturing Staff.

  • Work with Plant Manager and HR Business Partner on reports quarterly and yearly reviews.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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