Senior Operations Manager
Paris, KY 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
Job Summary

**Position is located onsite in Paris, KY.

The Sr. Manager, Operations will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed.

**SIGN ON Bonus & Relocation Assistance Available

Location: Onsite in Paris, KY


  • Develops processes that will improve stewardship, safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Supervise operations and triggers corrective actions.
  • Responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping.
  • Manages a large team within a sophisticated field or department, comprised of intermediate/experienced professionals.
  • Determines responsibilities of assigned staff and leads them to accomplish business objectives, daily schedule completion, training and professional development plans; inclusive of associate hiring, training, advising, developing, and performance management.
  • Maintains and implements policies, processes and procedures to meet the requirements of regulatory and compliance standards, safety standards, GMP policies, product requirements, customer requirements, and business requirements.
  • Leads or participates on project teams to identify and evaluate process improvements (safety, quality, efficiency, capacity, capability, automation, etc.). Utilizes lean manufacturing, 5S, and other process improvement methods to establish world class manufacturing and inventory management.
  • Establishes, develops, and manages appropriate systems to allow for effective and efficient production operations that meet or exceed operational requirements for quality, procedural adherence, schedule adherence, work completion, lead times, budget/work standards, and optimal work flow.
  • Prepares or assists in preparing departmental budgets. Builds business cases, cost models and financial justifications for process improvements or other projects as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering required (i.e. chemical, mechanical, electrical).
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive manufacturing experience and responsibilities, 3 of which must be in a supervisory capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong PSM (Process Safety Management) experience required.
  • Experience working in the Pharma, Food or Chemical industry.


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as this position interacts and prepares reports for various levels of management
  • Hands-on experience working with manufacturing based processes and principles
  • Formal training and experience in continuous improvement methods including 6 sigma or lean manufacturing preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time, problem solve, and work as part of a team are crucial
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • High energy and eagerness to demonstrate personal initiative


Time is split working in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level, and manufacturing/warehouse area.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A steady volume of work and deadlines

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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