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Operations Manager – Manufacturing
Pine Bluff, AR

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$115,000 - $130,000 / yr

Title: Operations Manager – Manufacturing Sector
Company: A dynamic, profitable, and expanding business specializing in metal products for the manufacturing industry.

About the Role:
We’re looking for a strategic and proactive Operations Manager who can thrive in our fast-paced and growing business. As an integral part of our team, you’ll be just one layer away from ownership, ensuring your voice is heard and your decisions have a direct impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supply Chain Mastery: Oversee supply chain management, including vendor selection and forecasting. You will manage processes that typically span 1 to 8 weeks, requiring a deep understanding of sales trends and data to predict optimal production runs.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Work closely with Sales and Business Management teams to oversee the P&L for your division.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement plans for budget control, labor and material efficiency, engineering effectiveness, customer service responsiveness, and sales proposal accuracy.
  • Compliance and Quality Control: Ensure adherence to company standards in cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and timely delivery.
  • Budget and Performance: Participate with senior management in annual budget planning and quarterly re-forecasting. Manage policy deployment in key areas such as quality, cost reduction, delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, and effective employee utilization.
  • Operational Excellence: Review operational reports and financial statements to gauge progress, adjust objectives, and drive continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 7 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven ability to manage manufacturing operations effectively.
  • Strong capability to work effectively in a team-oriented and service-focused environment.

Why Join This Company?

  • Impactful Leadership: Your role is critical, with direct access to top-level decision-making and the opportunity to shape our future.
  • Growth and Development: As part of a growing company, you’ll have numerous opportunities for professional advancement.
  • Innovative Culture: Join a team where innovation, efficiency, and quality are at the heart of everything we do.

Apply Now! If you’re a visionary leader with a passion for manufacturing excellence and a track record of effective management, we would love to hear from you. Join us in driving our business to new heights while advancing your career.

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