Assistant Operations Manager

Affinity in Lombard, IL

  • Type: Full Time

Assistant Operations Manager - Foods

  • Fortune 500 foods processing facility has expanded and is hiring for a newly created role, an Assistant Operations Manager role on 2nd shift
  • The Assistant Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing all of 2nd shift including: managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing, maintenance, quality, sanitation, processing and packaging
  • Company has been in business for 75 years with sales around $28 billion.
  • They offer fantastic benefits and are big believers in continuous improvement and upper ward mobility
  • Relocation assistance will be provided on a case by case basis
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available


  • Directly supervise and manage 5 supervisors, and 200 employees on 2nd shift
  • Strategic involvement with leading continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma and similar principles
  • Establish a culture of engagement and set the strategic direction for the team.
  • Monitor, exceed, and maintain production standards for efficiencies, material waste and quality.
  • Ensure employee productivity, facility safety, and maintenance activities while working in conjunction with other managers and supervisors
  • 2nd in command and will cover the Operations Manager as needed


  • BA/BS degree required, ideally in Business Management, Operations Management, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology or similar
  • 4+ years of food manufacturing experience
  • Must have experience managing supervisors in a manufacturing setting
  • Military veterans are a plus, leadership experience preferred
  • Must be capable of problem solving, multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment that creates custom/complex food products
  • Experience with following food regulations and guidelines: HACCP, OSHA, GMP's, ISO, SQF, AIB, USDA is preferred

Associated topics: cultivate, forklift, fork lift, manage, management, plant management, prune, scanner, ship, watering

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