Operations Manager

Danville, IL


  • Lead Breakfast Department manufacturing team (5 direct reports, 9 indirect and 150+ production associates) to deliver Performance, Cost, Safety, Quality, Reliability goals.
  • Manage regulatory, product safety, first run quality, and environmental requirements within the department.
  • Develop understanding of consumer and customer needs and implement necessary processes to ensure needs are met ongoing through cost effective reliability management and process quality implementation.
  • Ensure financial commitments and targets are achieved or exceeded in the areas of operating income and invested capital to achieve business plans.
  • Establish variable and period budgets and ensure performance within budgeted amounts.
  • Develop strategic long range business plans, goals, strategies and tactics in order to ensure net profitability.
  • Achieve reliable manufacturing systems through effective management of systems and/or fixed capital investment and technology.
  • Knowledgeable of Breakfast business category including new products, new technologies and best practices to ensure the unit evolves to remain competitive.
  • Provide support for testing and development of new RTE products and/or technologies by assuring commitment to deadlines.
  • Drive plant initiatives as a leadership team member for the Danville plant.


Education/Experience Required:

Minimum 4-year Business/Technical Degree or equivalent experience and 7+ years work experience in food manufacturing or supply chain leadership.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovative
  • Change Management skills
  • Financial Analysis
  • Project Management Skills
  • Leadership Development Skills
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strong Communication Skills


Note: Covid-19 vaccination may be a condition of employment dependent on role and location. For specific information, please discuss role requirements with the recruiter

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