Operations Manager – Denver, CO

Operations Manager – ground floor opportunity!

If your ideal opportunity is to use your project management, organizational and leadership skills in a growing, innovative company, we want to hear from you!  We are an emerging, hi tech company in the glass/glazing industry seeking a talented Operations Manager to join our team of accomplished professionals in their field.  Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for developing our systems, perform resource planning and develop a long term strategy to improve our capabilities.  Mission critical is improving our speed, efficiency and resource use to increase our company’s overall revenue and provide more reliable service for our customers.  Are you up to the challenge?

Snapshot of key accountabilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Commit to plant safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts

Traits required for success:

Our ideal candidate is a strategic, big picture thinker who is also focused on the tactical aspects to ensure high quality and product deadlines.  You do not shy away from rolling up your sleeves and walking the floor when necessary.  Your sense of urgency and confidence to handle a variety of challenges as well as innovative and creative problem solving will help you achieve the results consistent with our culture.  A calculated decision maker, you effectively weigh risk against the benefit to get the job done.  Your firm and direct leadership style encourages results-driven and task oriented collaboration with your team.  Adjusting quickly to changing conditions and coming up with practical ideas for dealing with them is critical to success in this position.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • 5 to 10 years experience as a Project Manager or Operations Manager, preferably in a manufacturing or construction environment
  • Ability to understand engineering or construction specs
  • Management experience with responsibility for hiring, firing and performance management
  • Strong ability in developing and implementing look ahead schedules
  • Think outside the box mentality in problem solving
  • Proficient with MS Office; ERP experience is of added value