• Operations Manager

    Location US-WA-Vancouver
    Job ID
    Operations Management
    Vitamin - MFG 1
  • Overview

    What we’re about:

    • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
    • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
    • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
    • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

    This highly visible position is located at our Vancouver and Ridgefield, WA plant. 


    What you’ll do:


    The Operations Manager is responsible for the management and ongoing development of operations in a manufacturing, packaging, warehouse and distribution environment.


    • Promotes a safety culture and awareness within their area of responsibility by supporting all plant safety policies and procedures at all times.
    • Manages daily operations by providing leadership, focus, and direction to the team.
    • Manages production and DC deliverables.
    • Manages industrialization and successful launches for all new programs.
    • Participates in and leads daily production meetings.
    • Maximizes efficiency through the design and implementation of improved manufacturing strategies and allocates assets and resources to meet quality, safety, cost, delivery, volume, and productivity goals.
    • Develops and implements best practices in production activities, including effective equipment automating trends, lean manufacturing processes, etc.
    • Reviews production schedules and finished product orders to monitor direct reports decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures and duty assignments, considering quality and safety compliance, budgetary limitations, and time constraints.
    • Establishes performance metrics and benchmarks; collects and reports results.
    • Develops budgets and approves expenditures for materials and supplies while ensuring that materials, labor, and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
    • Coordinates staff training and development by identifying and assisting employees with setting and attaining professional and strategic goals.
    • Demonstrates excellent communication skills at all levels of the organization.
    • Leads the implementation of a Six Sigma approach to problem solving methodology.
    • Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement.
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, and corporate policies, laws, and regulations.
    • Performs additional duties and projects as needed.


    What you'll need:


    The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in business administration, engineering, supply chain management, or related field and five (5) plus year’s experience in operations manufacturing management or a combination of education and experience that is likely to provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job.  Advanced technical or business administration degree helpful.


    The candidate's experience should include the following:

    • Ability to demonstrate a record of successful goal setting, achievement, employee engagement, and management.
    • Strategic planning skills with qualitative solutions and quantifiable results.
    • Proactive, strategic thinker with a record of contributing to the systematic and profitable operation of production operations.
    • Ability to demonstrate success in providing strategic direction in a rapidly growing organization.
    • Ability to demonstrate managing, motivating, and leading a diverse workforce to achieve objectives.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of lean manufacturing.
    • Ability to operate a computer in a Windows-based environment and ability to use most office equipment.
    • Proficiency in Office Suite products and enterprise level systems such as SAP.

     What we’ll offer:

    • Competitive salary including annual bonus & Stock Incentive Program
    • Comprehensive benefits package along with generous 401K savings & profit sharing
    • Career ownership & development
    • Diversity & sustainability

    Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $3.5 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.  We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies and as a testament to our performance; the company was added to the S&P 500 in 2016.  Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Vitafusion, Orajel, Batiste and more.


    Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/disability/veteran.


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