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Operations Manager

Company: ILC Dover LP
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

ILC Dover is a world leader in the innovative design and production of engineered products employing high-performance flexible materials. Since 1947, we have provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems. Initially known for the production of space suits for NASA, we leverage our vast materials, engineering, process, and design experience to create high performance systems for a wide range of industries. ILC Dover is a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, which acquired the company in February 2020. Recognized globally for our flexible containment solutions, ILC Dover serves customers in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, aerospace, healthcare and government agencies. ILC Dover's visionary solutions improve efficiency, safeguard workers and product, and prevent disasters. For more information visit and follow us on .Position Objective:The Operations Manager is accountable for effectively operating the plant, insisting on safe and responsible operation, guarding the high quality expected by its customers, developing a high-performance production staff and meeting the production and cost targets of the company. While the Operations Manager has oversight for a specific location, the expectation is that he/she contributes and actively participates on global issues and when necessary, and acts as a representative of the Company to outside organizations (local/state/federal agencies, customers, etc.). Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensures plant meets all regulatory requirements (safety, environmental, quality) through the development, maintenance, implementation and documentation of plant wide systems in these areas
  • Responsible for the on time, on schedule production and shipment of product as defined by supply chain
  • Collaborates with Quality, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Engineering, and Finance to ensure effective supply chain systems are in place to continuously improve service to the customer, reduce cost and increase cash flow; including maintenance of bills of material, routings and work instructions, and optimization of production order scheduling and system transactions
  • Develops and improves organizational/individual capability through the development of strong employee development plans, training plans and training matrix, succession planning, and performance coaching; responsible for maintaining a collaborative and productive relationship with the workforce
  • Ensures constant management of costs to budget, ongoing productivity improvement programs, proactive utilization of tiered daily management, operational excellence tools and operational metrics to drive continuous improvement within the operations; ensures all levels of the production staff understand/control their personal impact on the plant's financial performance through clear expectations, setting goals, performance tracking and coaching
  • Effectively communicates and motivates production staff to achieve facility and Company goals; encourages collaboration across all functions and levels
  • Ensures equipment operation and the facility are maintained and meets safety, quality, and regulatory requirements while continuously improving to meet business/customer requirements and financial targets
  • Ensures the effective operation of the warehouses and shipping areas including efficient material flow, appropriate storage conditions, managing inventories, on-time and accurate shipments to customers and attainment of other key distribution metrics
  • Works collaboratively with customers, Quality, Marketing/Customer Service, logistic companies, etc. to meet service, cost, regulatory and quality expectations
  • Works collaboratively with non-manufacturing functions and other network manufacturing sites on a daily basis *This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Vice President, KSE and directly manages the production staff. The incumbent works collaboratively across all functions and levels of the organization. The Operations Manager also works with outside supplier, agencies, auditors and customers as appropriate. Budgetary limits will be set annually by the Executive Leadership Team. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and chemicals or solutions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks. The employee occasionally will climb or must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee will regularly use reason, logic, and critical-thinking skills.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, ILC Dover is committed to a diverse workforce. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), PTO, and more.Background Check & Drug Screening RequiredE-Verify UsedEOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran PI205837796

Keywords: ILC Dover LP, Durham , Operations Manager, Executive , Durham, North Carolina

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