Operations Manager in Cambridge, MD at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


MD Cambridge

Job Type:

Supply Chain Management

Job Posting Title:

Operations Manager

Job Description:

  • Interpret safety and quality policies to drive a zero defect policy
  • Manages a staff of direct reports through regular performance reviews and developmental activities to ensure movement toward a high performance / high engagement organization, while assuring effective departmental performance.
  • Leverages available data (line speed target, set-up guidelines, and efficiency and process data) to continuously improve productivity, uptime and reliability.  Utilize the above information as a tool to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and product cost. Key partner with CI and Maintenance
  • Leads the implementation and drives continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Sets clear priorities and align resources to deliver against business and regulatory requirements in the areas of cost, financial controls, and quality, safety and business initiatives.
  • Manage product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to employees and ensuring expectations are consistently met and according to standard work.
  • Determines schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel with key planning and warehouse/logistics partners.
  • Diagnose equipment, ingredients and packaging issues; leveraging key CI tools to get to root cause.  Acts with a bias for action and holds self, team and others accountable for meeting key deliverables.
  • Coordinates with Engineering, Maintenance or others as appropriate to solve production-related problems.
  • Ensures each manufacturing area is maintained in accordance with BRC & AIB standards.
  • Ensures security of employees, facilities and information systems by following and enforcing established security procedures.
  • Ensures clear and concise communication to all levels in the organization.
  • Ensures regular safety inspections are conducted in all manufacturing areas.
  • Key leadership role on the site steering committee team. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Four-year degree required plus 5-7 years of manufacturing experience, with a minimum three years of experience in a supervisory capacity OR equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience in Continuous Improvement / Lean environment strongly preferred.


COMPUTER SKILLS:  Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel, SAP.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Professional verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and delegation skills required. Ability to coach, mentor and develop others required. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations. CI or lean training, certification or leadership experience a plus

TRAVEL:  Minimal travel may be required.

 Manages: Team of 6 direct reports and 100+ hourly associates.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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