Ingredion Incorporated Operations Manager in North Kansas City, Missouri

As an Operations Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage operations management team to consistently and reliably meet the operating plan.

  • Develop site budget, phased for seasonality and expected output

  • Manage the site budget for all spend except maintenance, consistently delivering budget.

  • Create, execute, and report on action plans to drive out variances on a monthly basis.

  • Forecast variances in future periods.

  • Report on plant output and communicate concerns regarding future delivery to site leadership.

  • Review SKU specific production plan to ensure viability of the plan, and validate that resources are adequately deployed to deliver it.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all Quality metrics and incidents to all relevant leadership and agencies.

  • Represent Ingredion to 3rd party agencies and customer auditors.

  • Use Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Equipment Analysis, and 3P tools to prevent future or recurring failures, and injuries or incidents.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all EHS metrics and incidents to all relevant leadership and agencies.

  • Drive Near Miss Team performance in each unit.

  • Participate in the Site Safety Steering Committee

  • Continuously drive improvement initiatives to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline operations to increase output, reduce waste, and lower costs.

  • Identify technologies and methodologies in the greater industry that apply to the site, and develop strategies for implementation.

  • Coordinate with Supply Chain, Engineering and Maintenance to remove obstacles and drive continuous improvement.

  • Liaise with Process Technology to coordinate product scale ups and technology transfer.

  • Set strategy, KPIs, and deliverables for continuous improvement toward 100% first pass quality.

  • Set strategy, KPIs, and deliverables for continuous improvement toward the journey to become an injury free workplace.

The Operations Manager position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Generate a committed, efficient and team-oriented attitude/philosophy and performance within the area of operations

  • Coordinate with Human Resources to manage the hourly workforce in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Identify and leverage opportunities to streamline the workforce to drive synergies, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency.

  • Drive the Supervisory Development Program to enhance the capability and provide ongoing personal development for the salaried staff.

  • Lead Performance Management activities across all operational units to ensure consistency of evaluation.

  • Identify high performers and recommend ongoing development opportunities for those people.

  • Ensure that the site is properly staffed, without excess headcount while monitoring and controlling overtime.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • 4 year degree minimum.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a senior leadership role within the Chemical Industry.

  • Strong leadership traits, with demonstrated success.

  • Experienced HAZOP Leader or participant.

  • Knowledge of OSHA and FDA regulations

  • Good computer skills.

  • Excellent Project Management skills and experience.

Relocation Available : Within Region

Job Grade : I

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

Yes, Within Region

Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.