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Requisition Number 17-0502
Post Date 5/21/2018
Title Operations Manager - Plant 2
City Red Wing
State MN
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Red Wing Shoe Company is looking for an Operations Manager to provide general management and strategic leadership for all aspects of manufacturing operations at Plant 2 in Red Wing, MN to drive achievement of business objectives and continuous improvement of people and processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop and implement plant 2 manufacturing goals and action plans assuring alignment within US manufacturing, Supply Chain and other business partners to achieve business objectives: safety, quality, cost, delivery and people.
• Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing system/process resources through effective assessment of capabilities and maximization of resources to improve current processes and procure externally where appropriate to achieve objectives.
• Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing team through effective assessment of capabilities, development of internal resources and leveraging external sourcing where needed to achieve objectives.
• Insure compliance with all company and regulatory policies and procedures. (e.g., safety, quality, finance, human resources).
• Within the scope of plant 2 manufacturing, ensure on time, on brief, on cost and on quality production of new and improved footwear products.
• Drive employee engagement, effective communications and positive employee/labor relations.
• Insure effective collaboration with other functions in Plant 2, other manufacturing locations, product creation and other business functions.
• Achieve financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
• Ensure effective manufacturing engagement in research and development of new/improved processes and machinery.
• Ensure effectiveness of the staff through communications; salary administration; coaching/counseling; monitoring and appraising job results; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures; selection, training and development; and maintaining a safe, secure and legal work environment.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Role model and uphold Red Wing Shoe Company’s core values and policies.
• Continuously develop leadership, technical and business skills.
• Represent Red Wing Shoe Company within the community.
• Complete other duties as assigned from time to time by your manager.

CUSTOMERS:
• Internal: Safety, Quality, Human Resources, Finance, Planning/Procurement, Logistics, Product Creation,
Engineering, Legal, Sales, Marketing, Business Technology, SB Foot, Senior Business Leaders
• External: Suppliers, External Manufacturers, Community
Requirements EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university and seven to ten years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent Leadership and Motivational Skills
• Business Savvy
• Computer and systems proficiency
• Drive for Results
• Exceptional Team Building and Collaboration skills
• Excellent Analytical and Innovative Skills
• Influencing and Negotiation Skills
• Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills
• Working knowledge of LEAN manufacturing
• Knowledge of the Footwear Industry and related Manufacturing processes strongly preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• High percentage of time interacting with employees on manufacturing floor

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Multi-shift manufacturing environment
• Unionized work force
• Some travel out of state and potentially internationally

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please. #CB

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
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