Operations Manager - Dairy Manufacturing

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

Melrose, MN, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Operations Manager - Dairy Manufacturing

The Operations Manager will manage a 24x7 operation mentoring, coaching and training team members to develop effective and efficient teams. Ensure appropriate, effective communication within teams, across teams and to management as well as support areas. Develop flexible, multi-skilled team members to enable movement of people as needed to accomplish work. Collaborate with Plant Steering Team to develop and implement short and long-term strategies, including project leadership, staffing and employee engagement.

Experience-Education (Required):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Industrial Engineering or related field.

  • 7 plus years of supervisory/management experience in food or dairy processing/manufacturing operations with solid progressive leadership experience.

Competencies-Skills (Required):

  • Strong Microsoft Office suite and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people & personalities.

  • Must be able to make quick decisions on the spot & support those decisions to your peers, employees, and plant leadership.

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, multi-task with ease and be a strategic thinker.

  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent follow through.

  • Results orientation with track record of successful achievements.

  • Active listening skills is a must.

  • Ability to influence a positive employee environment.

  • Ability to drive safety & safe behaviors while maintaining the goal of preventing all injuries.

  • Must be able to influence change & lead those who oppose change.

  • Continuous Improvement experience, i.e. (LEAN / Six Sigma / TMM).

Experience-Education (Preferred):

  • Previous experience working as a team leader in a multi-faceted team is highly desirable

  • Master's degree in a relevant field

  • Dairy manufacturing experience

Competencies-Skills (Preferred):

  • High Speed Manufacturing experience

  • Demonstrated experience with Continuous Improvement Processes and/or Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt

  • Budget and cost control skills -SAP or other ERP system skills a plus

  • Change agent skills must motivate and inspire others to see the company mission and vision

  • Milk Balancing experience desirable

Travel: Up to 10% travel in this role.

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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