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Energizer Sr. Manager, Operations in Dayton, Ohio

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

At Energizer, we owe our success to the efficiency of our organizational processes. To help maintain and grow this standard, we’re seeking an experienced operations manager to lead our operations team. As an ideal candidate, you’ll drive performance and the Company’s values, have a sharp business mind and proven success managing multiple departments toward maximum productivity. You’ll be highly skilled in safety, human resources, finance, and quality management. Additionally, you’ll display a proven ability to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within your team. Your ultimate responsibility is to increase our operational efficiency.


  • Lead plant operation and provide strategic direction to ensure customer service level commitments are achieved.

  • Partner with plant leadership as key improvements are being made (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, etc.)

  • Maintain working knowledge of schedules, costs, quality, safety, material utilization, and productivity and provides direction and guidance to team on how to achieve production deliverables.

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

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

  • Evaluate team’s training and development needs and works with internal/external partners to deliver.

  • Foster an environment that rewards performance and the company’s values for both hourly and salaried colleagues.

  • Demonstrate a pro-active and creative approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement. Leads and/or facilitates improvement efforts/special projects for facility/area.

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

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

  • Partner with management to create a culture that champions team initiatives, ownership, empowerment, and morale.

  • Provide leadership and consistently advocate Energizer’s policies, practices and work rules to ensure consistency.

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive team environment.

Required Skills and Experience

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

  • 10+ years of manufacturing progressive leadership management experience

  • A consistent track record of leadership, development, budgeting, decision-making, organizational and motivational abilities.

  • Ability to meet and/or exceed business objectives (demonstrated) in a manufacturing setting.

  • Strong focus on /commitment to cost, quality, delivery.

  • Familiar with the setup and operation of all key equipment and plant processes.

  • Basic understanding of Quality Systems, Lean, and IT tools. Able to lead the delivery of Lean (5S, visual mgt., kaizens, etc.) in their department

  • Effective/proactive in the use of problem-solving tools/techniques

  • Understanding of key support/functional processes (materials management, quality systems, TPM, etc.)

  • Good verbal and written communication skills – Able to clearly articulate team’s goals and objectives.

  • Understands the value of, and is able to drive process discipline in the organization

  • Strong focus on organization/ team skill development.

  • Able to manage effectively in a matrix organization.

  • Financial skills (budgeting, financial analysis, etc.)

  • Project management skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and/or experience in applying lean principles.

  • Practical technical understanding and good facilitation skills.

  • CPG – Liquids Manufacturing Experience

  • 24/7 Operation Management Experience

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Direct Management accountability for hourly, salaried, and contracted colleagues in assigned areas.

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

  • Collaborates with other members of the plant leadership team including Engineering, Maintenance, Scheduling/Logistics, Human Resources, Support Staff and members of Management 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 the production environment on all shifts.

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

  • A team-based environment that encourages colleague inclusion, ownership, and empowerment.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

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.