Operations Manager

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The Coca-Cola Company
November 12, 2020
Auburndale, FL
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Developmental position to build bench strength for Plant Manager openings. Supports the plant general manager by reducing the span of control and assuming accountability of facility day-to-day operations. Manages 375 salaried and hourly associates in production, maintenance and facilities/utilities departments supporting nine production lines.


Deliver Results & Grow Business

  • Develop and execute 1yr and 3yr business plans supporting national/regional/local objectives including the development & implementation of strategies, processes & programs.
  • Develops & Inspires Diverse & High-Performing Teams
  • Motivate, direct, coach and develop a diverse, high performing leadership team to meet established goals and build organizational capability.

Communicates Effectively

  • Effectively translate plant goals and objectives to all levels of the organization ensuring alignment on relevant performance data.
  • Routinely review business results with plant personnel to maximize supply chain performance.
  • Foster an environment that supports an engaged safety culture.

Import & Export Good Ideas that Drive Change

  • Develop a culture that embraces the tenets of operational excellence.
  • Sustain a consistent, long-term vision through continuous process improvement.
  • Adopt and share best ideas inside and outside the company.
  • Demonstrate behaviors needed for effective implementation of change.

Build Customer Value

  • Ensure manufacturing processes are compliant with company specifications and meet customer expectations.
  • Satisfy the needs and service requirements of the internal and external customers.
  • Ensure compliance to company and regulatory policies.
  • Represent the company and its interests in the community while remaining environmentally responsible in all efforts.

Experience Required

  • At least 7 years of increasing levels of manager roles of people & processes
  • Proficiency in the principles of manufacturing management.
  • Proficiency in specific supply chain capabilities, strategies and interdependencies.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.
  • Proficiency in national regulatory requirements in the areas of safety, environment and emergency management.
  • Proficiency in basic elements of Good Manufacturing Practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in key business drivers used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or supplier.

Experience Preferred

  • 8+ years manufacturing (production, maintenance and/or quality) experience
  • PET bottle blow molding experience
  • Ammonia refrigeration operations and maintenance, PSM experience desirable.
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment for juice/beverage/food manufacturing experience
  • World Class Maintenance or Total Productive Maintenance experience
  • ISO or other management system experience
  • Lean, Six Sigma certified highly desirable
  • Food and/or beverage experience
  • Relevant SAP application experience

Specialized Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications

Education Required

  • Bachelor's Degree – Engineering, Business, Technical

Education Preferred

  • Master’s Degree

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