Operations Manager - Lafayette

Wabash National Trailer Centers Lafayette , IN 47901

Posted 3 months ago

Wabash National is more than a place to work. It is a place to contribute your talents, taking pride in being part of a team that moves diverse industries forward through innovative solutions. Each associate is a valued team member, empowered to carry forward the legacy of innovation that jumpstarted the company over 25 years ago.

If you are applying for a position with certain Wabash National Corporation's subsidiaries, Walker Stainless Equipment LLC, or Brenner Tank, LLC, with locations in Wisconsin and Oregon, or Supreme Corporation with locations in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and California; please know that these companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. You can learn more about your rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

If you are passionate about making a difference and being part of a team that is shaping the future, take a closer look at Wabash National. We look for strong, stand-out recruits with the desire to elevate our organization and make it the best it can be for our associates, our customers and our community

Position Description:

Manages the operational and fiscal activities of the shop floor operation. Plans and develops systems to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the operation. Leads staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. Coaches and develops his/her staff and associates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all operational activities within the assigned area or facilities

  • Plans and develops systems and procedures to improve the quality and efficiency of the assigned area of responsibility

  • Analyzes and documents business processes and problems (continuous improvement). Uses Lean manufacturing principles to develop solutions to reduce or optimize operational cost.

  • Supervises staff in accordance with company policies and procedures

  • Participates in the hiring and orientation of new staff members

  • Establishes internal goals & metrics as well as meeting those provided in the assigned area of responsibility

  • Assists in the development of and work within budgets that support the annual operating plan and quarterly forecasts

  • Coaches and develops staff

  • Effectively and professionally communicates with all areas within the company as well as the customer base

  • Schedules and conducts department meetings

  • Provides all business reporting in a timely manner as required

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • College Degree Major Desired: Business, Business Management or Engineering

Knowledge, Training, Skills and/or Experience:

  • Computer proficiency in all Windows based programs

  • Working understanding of SAP

  • Knowledge of quality, logistics systems and inventory management

  • Understand business unit goals and metrics

  • Must possess the ability to effectively lead the group through change management

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on business needs

  • Safety conscious, goal oriented, results driven

  • Excellent analytical, mathematical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive manufacturing operations experience is required

  • Experience in the trailer industry a plus

  • Strong experience in implementing/managing a Lean Manufacturing environment, working knowledge of other industry best practices in process improvement such as Six Sigma and other manufacturing skills and applications

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Wabash National is a tobacco free environment.

If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Wabash National Corporation or any of its affiliates, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please email careers@wabashnational.com.


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