Operations Manager
Belvidere, IL 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.

Protecting people and the environment, and optimizing industrial processes - that is what drives us at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies. We serve our automotive, consumer goods and industrial customers with technically leading products, system solutions, services and consulting in air and liquid filtration. As part of the Freudenberg Group, strong corporate values guide us in our aspiration for innovation, efficiency and highest customer focus. With a dedicated team of around 3,500 colleagues, we generate an annual turnover of about 670 million euros. You support our team as an Operations Manager
  • Ensure HSE compliance in area of responsibility; be a role model for FFT's HSE culture on site; ensure a safe work place for production employees
  • Lead operations according to Key Performance Indicators and business goals.
  • Implement manufacturing strategy and - excellence to the group strategy
  • Planning and develop business results securing profitability and productivity
  • Steer continuous improvement projects and initiatives for existing and new processes to enhance cost effectiveness
  • Plan and execute needed investments
  • Plan, organize, execute and implement projects of productivity and rationalization
  • Plan and monitor capital and operational budgets
  • Issue reports as required for management review
  • Provide open line of communications to and from subordinate staff and all employees
  • Initiate problem-solving through staff and ensure corrective action
  • Supervise staff in personnel issues (hiring, terminations, performance evaluations, corrective actions, training, etc.)
  • Securing customer satisfaction regarding quality and delivery reliability
  • Coordinate process engineering and maintenance team of the sites
  • Lead and develop staff by objectives, regular feedback and coaching
  • Plan and coordinate trainings and personnel development actions for operations
  • Control legal, company and other laws and rules for production sites
  • Manage procedure for determining labor resources needed, approve headcount levels, and participate in hiring
  • Plan, delegate and control work assignments and special projects to employees
  • Develop and operate within departmental budget
  • Develop proposals for optimization and long-range strategic planning and budgeting
  • Ensure compliance with the values & principles of the group and FFT
  • Preferred: Graduate mechanical engineer or similar study
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field preferred
  • Three years of industrial production or material production/assembly work experience
  • Project management experience
  • Broad knowledge in KAIZEN, TQM and continuous improvement process and Quality management systems are a must
  • Six Sigma much appreciated


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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