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Operations Manager

Company: Lucas Group, A Korn Ferry Company
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry company has partnered with a global producer of food and protein products in the Northeast. This critical hire will report to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, yields, line efficiency, quality, and safety measures as established and set for the Operations Department. The selected experienced operations manager will ensure safe and efficient operations and serve as a company representative on regulatory issues pertaining to USDA, HACCP, and OSHA. He/she will be expected to enhance the operational procedures, systems, and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes, enhanced management reporting, and look for opportunities to retain both union and salaried staff.
Position Highlights:

  • Coordinates all shift operations, including the activities of department supervisors and hourly production group leaders
  • Initiate and/or maintain required safety and ergonomic programs to ensure a safe working environment and maintain an injury free workplace.
  • Responsible for operation layout, automation improvements, budgeting and cost improvements.
  • Maintain or exceed goals on yields and efficiency.
  • Ensure all operating procedures are followed and correct and/or update when needed.
  • Assist with cost control programs tracking direct and indirect labor, inedible product, and film and bag costs with the goal to reduce costs to below budget.
  • Create and implement employee and staff retention initiatives.
  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees
    Background/Education Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Engineering, or related Life Sciences with at least 7+ years of operations management experience in a food plant environment.
    • Knowledge of OSHA Standards, USDA, and HACCP regulations.
    • Must have proven computer skills to include MS Word, Excel, Sales software, and SAP a plus
      Title: Operations ManagerLocation: MAClient Industry: Food ManufacturingLucas Group ID: 1590998
      About Lucas GroupSince 1970, Lucas Group recruiters have been positively impacting businesses and careers one conversation at a time. We match our clients with highly skilled talent while providing opportunities for individuals to reach their career goals. Today we do this as part of an even broader and bolder mission with Korn Ferry combining over a century of search expertise. Together we're More Than. Lucas Group recruiters span many U.S. cities and functions including Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Marketing, Manufacturing Operations, Military Transition, Sales and Supply Chain. Beginning as a one-man operation in Atlanta dedicated to transitioning former military to the civilian workforce, Lucas Group is now a national recruiting firm dedicated to relationships built on trust and integrity. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Keywords: Lucas Group, A Korn Ferry Company, Chicopee , Operations Manager, Executive , Chicopee, Massachusetts

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