Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Lake Forest, IL

Operations Manager

Lake Forest, Illinois Jobs

60045 Jobs

General and Operations Managers Jobs

$101,094 - $123,560

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Operations Manager

I am working with a tactical equipment group that is seeking an operations managers to lead 3 shifts of workers.

The Operations Manager serves as the senior leader in both setting strategy and providing hands on support to the manufacturing operations of what will be multiple locations. This leader will be responsible for building a culture of performance, using metrics and project plans to improve reliability and throughput.

Duties and responsibilities

The Operations Manager directs the activities necessary to shape a results-oriented and metric driven culture. The facility is of critical importance as the life blood to other sites in the organization. Improvements in reliability and quality will be critical measures of success. This integration is another key measure of success. Other duties not limited to but including:

  • Continue to support and drive world class safety performance. The company has excellent safety programs and a strong safety record.
  • Develop a best-in-class maintenance program to help drive uptime and throughput improvements.
  • With the support of Engineering and R&D, develop a plan to optimize our right-first-time performance with the goal of leading improvement from 78% to 95%. This will entail short- and long-term capital spending plans as well as process engineering.
  • With the support of Sales and Product Management, develop a plan for the relocation of products to fully leverage the assets / capabilities of the site.
  • Coach/mentor existing management team, assessing and ensuring we have the right talent to achieve goals.
  • Create a continuous improvement culture while controlling costs and making optimum use of capital.
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Experience in Chemical/Coatings manufacturing industry required.
  • Success in building and executing facility integration / product relocation programs
  • Demonstrated experience in leading improvements and cultural shifts that are reflected by meaningful improvements in metrics.
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving, and change management skills.
  • Proven success in recruiting/developing high performing teams.
  • Experience managing multiple locations.

Job ID: 6840313698085485063

This job is located in

Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045

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