Operations Manager


Wausau, WI

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

  by    Kelly Kallungi

This job is no longer available.

Our Wausau area client is in need of an Operations Manager due to an internal transfer. This important role reports to the VP of Operations. You would be managing a plant with over 200+employees.


  • Plan and coordinate production requirements, resources, equipment and facilities.
  • Develop and implement long-range and short-term strategies and operating policies to achieve established departmental goals and objectives.
  • Set clear performance expectations for team members.
  • Foster the development of employees in a positive and productive environment.
  • Analyze customer requests and issues and make decisions for their best resolution.
  • Review production processes and make recommendations to improve quality, reduce cost, or increase efficiency.
  • Encourage team involvement in improvement initiatives.
  • Manage employee performance issues when needed to ensure a team-oriented workplace.
  • Establish appropriate metrics to measure process effectiveness and plant results.
  • Report the current status of production goals, compliance to schedules, and budget considerations to the VP of Operations.
  • Represent manufacturing/operations on cross-functional project teams.
  • Apply statistical methods and perform analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and increased efficiency.
  • Apply lean principles in own work performance and drive Lean application in company operations.
  • Ensure written standard operating procedures and work instructions for key processes.


  • A Bachelors degree is required.
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing management.
  • Ability to handle multi-department responsibility.
  • Knowledgeable with lean manufacturing, Kaizen and Six Sigma is required.
  • Excellent team building skills and customer service.


$100K - $120K