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Energizer Manager, Operations in Dayton, Ohio

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Position Summary

The Operations Manager is responsible for directing, supervising, and coordinating production operations for the entire plant or portion of the plant in a team-based environment. The incumbent is responsible for the effective administration of policies and procedures and utilization of all resources to optimize operational efficiency, material utilization, and labor flexibility.


  • Supervise the operations of an entire Plant, Value Stream, or assigned area and provides direction to ensure that current commitments are achieved while improvements are being made (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, etc.)

  • Supports the facility management in achieving high colleague morale.

  • Provides direct leadership and consistently administers Energizer policies and work rules to ensure conformity.

  • Maintains working knowledge of schedules, costs, quality, safety, material utilization, and productivity and provides direction and guidance to achieve deliverables.

  • Develops and coordinates production/maintenance schedules and human resource planning. Optimizes flexibility of human resources, processes and equipment.

  • Analyzes costs, material utilization, and inventory levels to resolve variances. Develops necessary controls to monitor these areas. Promotes problem solving to address variances.

  • Promotes safety, health and environmental initiatives as well as 5S and Housekeeping within assigned area.

  • Determines training needs and administers colleague training for assigned area.

  • Promotes high level performance of hourly employees including performance appraisals.

  • Demonstrates a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving and continuous improvement. Leads and/or facilitates improvement efforts/special projects related to safety, quality, cost, etc.

  • Promotes and champions team initiatives, colleague ownership and empowerment.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4-year college degree in Operations Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or other appropriate fields, or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership, decision-making, organizational and motivational abilities.

  • 7-10 years of manufacturing leadership experience

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and/or experience in applying lean principles.

  • Practical technical understanding and good facilitation skills.

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Direct Management accountability for hourly colleagues in assigned area.

  • Reports directly to Director of Plant Operations or other member of Management.

  • Collaborates with other Operations Managers, Maintenance, Scheduling/Logistics, Human Resources, Support Staff and members of Management in the location and at other applicable locations to ensure consistency in achieving goals as well as sharing best practices for continuous improvement.

  • Daily engagement with temporary agency partners.

  • Engages with external suppliers.

Work Environment

  • Must be willing to work in production environment on all shifts.

  • Must wear appropriate personal protection as required by plant safety standards.

  • Team-based environment that encourages colleague ownership and empowerment.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.