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Operations Manager- Ashland in Chicago, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 4/4/2019

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description


Responsible for managing production operations at the facility level to ensure that established goals and objectives with regards to quality, price, safety, efficiency and customer requirements are achieved.


(i.e., Policies, procedures, goals, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Establish production department objectives in the areas of quality, safety, productivity, and cost while seeking continuous improvement in all areas.
  • Develop methods to monitor and measure department activity to identify areas of success and areas of opportunity in order to control production efficiency, manufacturing variances, material waste, labor expense and other indicators of profitability. The methods developed are expected to ensure inventory accuracy and KPI attainment. 
  • Provide reporting managers with the information, training, direction, guidance and resources necessary to accomplish established individual, department and company objectives. Continuously monitor progress and results, providing  direct reports with corrective action or re-direction as necessary.
  • Ensure operational compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements in the areas of safety, employment, quality, work rules, good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis and critical control points, and others as established by communicating requirements to employees, validating understanding and correcting behavior as required.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new manufacturing processes, products and systems by providing information, ideas, and recommendations based on knowledge and experience in production.
  • Work with current, new and potential customers during presentations, tours, and reviews by providing expertise in the area of production operations.
  • Develop, implement and maintain operational policies and procedures that further and support objectives.
  • Lead the coordination of activities across the Operations, Quality, Safety and Maintenance functions so that issues are addressed as they arise and to ensure the successful achievement of facility objectives in all areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum travel maybe required

Job Requirements


  • Four year college degree in business management, production operations management, agricultural science, food science or equivalent communication and analytical ability acquired through work experience.
  • Seven or more years supervising and managing departments and individuals involved in meat processing activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time using effective organizational skills and judgment in an environment of frequently changing circumstances.
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of applications; specifically using Word to create and modify documents, Excel to record data and calculate results, and Outlook to communicate internally and externally.

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI  does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.