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Operations Manager

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Merrill
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

Operations Manager – Foods


  • Global foods manufacturer recently promoted their Operations Manager and is looking to hire the next Operations Manager to be promoted in 12-18 months  
  • The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing all of operations including: managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing, maintenance, and quality
  • To be considered this person must have foods, packaging or consumer products manufacturing experience and must have the capability to be promoted to a plant manager in 1-2 years 
  • Company has been in business for 75 years with sales around $10 billion.
  • They offer fantastic benefits and are big believers in continuous improvement and upper ward mobility
  • Full relocation assistance will be provided
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available 



  • Directly supervise and manage 10 direct reports and up 225 indirect employees across several departments and a 3 shift operation
  • Strategic involvement with leading continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma and similar principles
  • Establish a culture of engagement and set the strategic direction for the team.
  • Monitor, exceed, and maintain production standards for efficiencies, material waste and quality.
  • Ensure employee productivity, facility safety, and maintenance activities while working in conjunction with other managers and supervisors



  • BA/BS degree required; ideally in engineering, Operations, Management or leadership; MBA, Masters, Six-Sigma certified and or PMP certifications are preferred 
  • 10+ years of foods, cpg or packaging manufacturing experience
  • Must have experience managing managers in a manufacturing setting  
  • Must have experience leading CI initiatives and turning around a struggling operation 
  • Military veterans are a plus
  • Must be capable of problem solving, multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment



Keywords: Gables Search Group, Green Bay , Operations Manager, Other , Merrill, Wisconsin

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