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Operations Manager - Manufacturing

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.


This position provides overall supervision and management of the production and distribution center (DC) operations in a lean manufacturing, packaging and warehouse environment.  Using strategic methodology, this position contributes to the systematic and profitable operation of production and DC operations.


  • Promotes a safety culture and awareness within their area of responsibility by supporting all plant safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Manages daily operations by providing leadership, focus, and direction to the team. 
  • Manages production and DC deliverables. 
  • Manages industrialization and successful launches for all new programs. 
  • Participates in and leads daily production meetings. 
  • Maximizes efficiency through the design and implementation of improved manufacturing strategies and allocates assets and resources to meet quality, safety, cost, delivery, volume, and productivity goals. 
  • Develops and implements best practices in production activities, including effective equipment automating trends, lean manufacturing processes, etc.
  • Reviews production schedules and finished product orders to monitor direct reports decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures and duty assignments, considering quality and safety compliance, budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Establishes performance metrics and benchmarks; collects and reports results.
  • Develops budgets and approves expenditures for materials and supplies while ensuring that materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Coordinates staff training and development by identifying and assisting employees with setting and attaining professional and strategic goals. 
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Leads the implementation of a Six Sigma approach to problem solving methodology. 
  • Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement. 
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, and corporate policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Performs additional duties and projects as needed.


Bachelor's Degree in operations, engineering, or related technical field required. Advanced technical or business administration degree helpful. Five (5) plus year’s experience in operations manufacturing management or a combination of education and experience that is likely to provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job.


  • Ability to demonstrate a record of successful goal setting, achievement, employee engagement, and management.
  • Strategic planning skills with qualitative solutions and quantifiable results.
  • Proactive, strategic thinker with a record of contributing to the systematic and profitable operation of production operations. 
  • Ability to demonstrate success in providing strategic direction in a rapidly growing organization.
  • Ability to demonstrate managing, motivating, and leading a diverse workforce to achieve objectives. 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing.
  • Ability to operate a computer in a Windows-based environment and ability to use most office equipment.
  • Proficiency in Office Suite products and enterprise level systems such as SAP.


  • Annual Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Annual Safety Training
  • Battery Acid –MSDS
  • Code of Conduct
  • On-Boarding
  • Role specific training as indicated in the plant Training Tracker and/or Safety Matrix
  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance
  • Vitamin D3 in Corn Oil – MSDS


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment.
  • Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment.
  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment and clean room attire.
  • Moderate physical activity, requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day and up to twelve (12) hours per shift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform work onsite and be comfortable in a light industrial environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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