Manager, Operations

JM Smucker Company   •  

Scottsville, KY

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 164 days ago

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Incumbent will oversee both Sandwich Making and Bakery Operations and function as a member of site leadership team. They will ensure standardization across the operating departments and lead targeted initiatives to drive improvement across the site. Responsible for leadership development of roles within Operations, including Department Managers, Area Leaders, Process Engineers and Team Leaders.  This role is responsible for driving efficiency and systemic improvement through ownership of the Autonomous Maintenance pillar. This role is a key supporter of the Leadership and Commitment key element programs within HSE and Quality.


  • Responsible for all production of Uncrustables sandwiches
  • Develop capability and leadership characteristics in Bakery, Sandwich Making and Technical Department Managers, Operations Process Engineers, Area Leaders, Team Leaders, AM Pillar
  • Responsible for meeting Quality, Safety, Reliability, Delivery, Organization Capability, Sustainability and Cost targets for plant operations
  • Ability to work with all plant functions, including departments and pillars, to ensure all production needs are met
  • Coordinate activities to increase Autonomous Maintenance knowledge throughout the plant; utilize Autonomous Maintenance to improve Operations measures
  • Excellent understanding of overall plant product flow including all inputs and outputs
  • Excellent understanding of all pillars and maintaining a healthy relationship between Operations and pillars
  • Identify and eliminate losses from the Operation; lead in solving issues to cause and implement improvements; utilize Critical Thinking tools
  • Coach the management of capital projects to improve Operations measures in the areas of capacity growth, production efficiencies, Quality, and Safety
  • Influence plant direction by contributing to the Plant Leadership team



  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; an Engineering or Technical degree is preferred


  • At least 7 years of manufacturing experience is required; preferably in the food manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrated experience in building a high-performance work culture and systems is preferred