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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
135000 - 155000 
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
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Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Sr. Operations Manager

SALARY: 135,000 – 155,000
EXPERIENCE: 5-10+ Years
DEGREE: Bachelor’s Degree Required

This position manages all component production units within the facility. Directs operations area managers and coordinates interaction with other groups to make improvements within the facility. May manage/supervise a team of 125 employees.


  • Provide strong HSES leadership by actively promoting safe behaviors and operator engagement.  Coach entire group in safety leadership to ensure alignment with safety as a core value.  Ensure all HSES procedures and standards are followed including:  incident reporting, management of change, safe work permits, adherence to PPE requirements, etc.
  • Work with the plant manager and site leadership team to develop a long term vision for the site, and develop near, medium, and long term goals/action plans to direct organization toward that vision.
  • Assign and track KPIs at all levels in operations department and determine priorities for the manufacturing units.  Participate in weekly production planning calls with global planning.
  • Develop and revise long term goals (3 - 5 years) for operations.  Develop periodic (minimal annual) goals and objectives for the department and monitor progress toward both near term and long term goals.
  • Lead the delivery of continuous improvement initiatives in the areas of HSES, throughput (OEE), cost, and product integrity and drives the culture to focus resources and accountability on these core initiatives.  Understand and promote adoption and application of LEAN tools.
  • Develop annual direct spend budgets, actively manage and report cost activity and variances.  Promote efforts to identify and implement cost improvements.


  • BS degree in a technical field - Chemistry / Chemical Engineering Preferred.
  • 10+ years relevant work experience.
  • MS or MBA degree.
  • 5+ years experience in operations or production management role.
  • Experience within a facility covered by PSM.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience.

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Gary Elias – Elias Associates, Inc.
12 Labaw Dr. Cranbury, NJ 08512

For Immediate Consideration Contact: Gary Elias by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above.

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