Operations Manager

Division Information The Home & Garden business unit of Spectrum Brands is based in St. Louis, Missouri with distribution, manufacturing and sales offices throughout the US and globe. We are a leading supplier of consumer products nationally for the home, lawn and garden, insect and weed control markets. We deliver groundbreaking products of exceptional value and top-notch quality to consumers with our well-recognized brands including Spectracide , Hot Shot , Cutter , Repel , Black Flag , Garden Safe , EcoLogic and Liquid Fence . Job Summary Plant leadership position that oversees aerosol manufacturing at the Spectrum Brands Chapin Plant. Direct reports include area supervisors, plant & quality engineers, and batching. Responsibilities include leading safety, quality, ensuring attainment of production schedule and constantly improving operations. Primary Duties & Responsibilities Model the Spectrum Brands values to achieve service excellence, meet and exceed organizational objectives and support fiscal responsibility. Prepare and maintain operational budgets and resource requirements. Manage the manufacturing functions in the plant to ensure on-time production and shipment of conforming products. Activities include optimizing production flow, troubleshooting manufacturing issues, managing staffing issues, and monitoring production orders and schedules. Develop new and improved manufacturing processes needed to manufacture new products, and improve existing processes to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Always strive to improve costs without sacrificing quality or safety. Minimize accidents and lost time injuries by creating a positive attitude amongst staff for safety, and providing prompt and effective action to eliminate unsafe acts or conditions as they become apparent. Facilitate good communication and foster a team approach to problem solving. Develop and recommend plans concerning equipment, facilities, operations, and staffing. Continually monitor results achieved in relation to planned goals, and undertake necessary corrective action to achieve the desired results. Work with Corporate and Plant level Quality and Regulatory groups to develop and implement Quality systems to ensure outgoing products meet customer standards. Develop and maintain a favorable employee relations environment and work with staff members on their personal growth and development goals to ensure employees feel encouraged and motivated to contribute at their full potential. Financially accountable for the performance of all groups and areas managed. Ensure compliance with budgets and effectively communicate positive and negative variances. Maintain and improve area level cleanliness and organization. Identify continuous improvement opportunities and seeks out ways to reduce cost. Ensures that products made within the plant are produced in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Education and Experience Profile Four year degree, preferably in an engineering discipline 7+ years of management experience in a manufacturing environment. Aerosol and/or Liquid filling experience is a plus. Prior operations management experience. Required Skills Strong ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization. Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and general computer proficiency. Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment with exceptional attention to detail. Solid analytical and mathematical skills. Ability to comprehend financial reports including budgetary guidelines, manufacturing labor and material standards and project expenditures. Ability to delegate and assign work, problem solve, answer questions and evaluate performance. Ability to exercise independent judgment and interact with maturity and professionalism with subordinates, peers, superiors and external organizations including, but not limited to, customers and governmental agencies. Work Environment Working conditions include both an office environment and a manufacturing plant environment. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. US09491
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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