Operations Manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted: 03/07/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 5783

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Operations Manager

Job Overview: Our Cedar Rapids client, in the Industrial Machining Industry, is seeking to add a NEW Operations Manager to their team. Operations Manager is responsible for leading manufacturing operations by overseeing functional managers and frontline supervisors across engineering, manufacturing, and service departments. This role focuses on enhancing customer and employee satisfaction while optimizing manpower, materials, and machinery efficiency..


This is a Direct Hire role.

What you will be doing as a Operations Manager…

  • Analyze activity, cost, and forecast data to gauge facility progress.
  • Formulate and implement company policies, aligning departmental activities with long-term business objectives.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to meet budget and financial targets.
  • Collaborate with administrative, operations, and sales teams to review achievements and adapt goals as needed.
  • Supervise key projects, processes, and performance metrics.
  • Direct engineering and manufacturing technology application to enhance product design, safety, and market growth.
  • Cultivate strong internal relationships and ensure customer and employee satisfaction.
  • Forecast sales requirements and assess manufacturing needs.
  • Provide accurate shipment and cost data for financial analysis.
  • Manage staff across service, engineering, quality, materials, and manufacturing departments, ensuring effective coordination and evaluation.
  • Preferably possess union experience.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and laws, fostering a responsive and successful team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills you ideally bring to the table as a Operations Manager…
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience.
  • Four to ten years of relevant experience in management and manufacturing.
  • Proven track record in managing manufacturing operations, including machining, fabrication, and assembly.
  • Attributes: dynamic, enthusiastic, hands-on, entrepreneurial, customer-oriented, analytical, and business-savvy.
  • Proficiency in computer software, including ERP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Familiarity with company policies, regulatory compliance, and labor law, particularly union contracts.

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