Operations Manager 1 in Bridgeview, IL at Signode

Date Posted: 5/3/2022

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Operations Manager 1

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Signode Industrial Group is looking for a collaborative Operations Manager with a background in steel manufacturing who is a true leader that can drive a strong, positive culture throughout the manufacturing and warehouse operations.  This position requires a strong operational and analytical mind to constantly seek out improvements in cost containment, standardized processes, performance metrics and inventory levels.  The Operations Manager is responsible for leading the strategy and execution related to customer fulfillment, budget, resource utilization, quality, delivery and talent management, as well as fostering a strong safety culture.

This individual will be responsible for directing the manufacturing functions at a single location in Bridgeview, Illinois, with more than 100 associates in an industry leading environment.  The Operations Manager will have multiple direct reports, high visibility department management, full P&L managing the manufacturing and maintenance operations plus some customer/sales interaction.


  • Solid understanding of production outputs, budget spending, labor efficiency material efficiency, engineering effectiveness and effective personnel utilization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to interact with other business units, employees, and outside vendors
  • Drive quality in all we do to ensure customer satisfaction and prevent repeat issues
  • Proven time management and leadership skills as well as problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Responsible for meeting on time delivery and productivity goals
  • Perform those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the manufacturing operations, including provision for the selection and employee counseling and motivation, meeting organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, and measuring the work performed within the operations
  • Direct and develop the documentation and documents to support the facility, equipment, and operations of the facility
  • Participate in the Capital Expenditure and Operating Expenditure Plan
  • Participate in developing and executing strategic initiatives within Operations
  • Ensure the objectives of the company are being met directly through the supervision of the plant's management staff
  • Define and recommend goals and objectives in each area of the operation
  • Develop specific short-term and long-term plans and programs, together with supporting budget and manpower requirements
  • Develop and implement cost control measures, cost estimates, manpower and equipment forecasts and annual departmental operating budgets
  • Responsible for all aspects of Environmental Health & Safety compliance
  • Identify, develop, and challenge top talent to ensure long-term success of the organization
  • Support the success of other Signode locations through cross-functional projects, teams, and the sharing of resources


  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business, or Engineering is preferred.
  • 5 plus years Operations Supervision experience; prefer metals manufacturing with at least 2 years of Operations Management experience with P&L accountability
  • Background in Lean Manufacturing and Budgeting required.
  • Successful experience with managing and developing talent and building a strong team to improve organizational capability

Signode Industrial Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at HRRecruiting@signode.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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