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Operations Manager - Savory Flavors N. America

005015 Requisition #




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Are you an ambitious, results-oriented operations leader who has a history of developing strong teams and delivering outstanding results?


Sensient is hiring a Operations Manager for our Harbor Beach, MI facility to build upon and sustain the growth of the business to meet our strategic initiatives.


 Major Objectives


  • Manage the overall manufacturing plant operations, provide leadership, guidance and direction required to carry out the existing manufacturing policies regarding cost, quality and service to customers. 

  • Meet or exceed Quality levels for all products detailed in Sensient’s finished product specifications and formulas, in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and existing cost and service standards.
  • Improved Performance: Improve overall plant performance through training, improved procedures, capital projects and development of a proactive environment leading to reduced supervision and improved productivity and costs.
  • Budget: Develop and manage the plant’s operational budget.

Additional Duties:


  • Meet established customer service policies and responsiveness through effective raw material inventories, production scheduling and maintaining stock space levels.
  • Measure, track and maintain the controls and reports necessary to evaluate plant costs, quality and service level necessary for more efficient and effective plant operations in a dynamic business environment.
  • Develop and promote effective working relationships with other departments helping establish open, efficient and pro-active communication links to all internal and external customers.
  • Ensure compliance to federal, state and local regulatory requirements, through personnel training and education, inspection and aggressive follow-up.
  • Develop subordinates in their individual areas of responsibility as well as in a total team management approach, though formal, informal and cross training; counseling and guidance in traditional and creative techniques used to plan, measure, control, and improve operating procedures.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all plant employees, through the active use of Employee Management safety programs, and by the proper maintenance practices, ensuring compliance to all local, state and federal codes and regulations.
  • Administer all company policies in a fair, consistent and reasonable manner.
  • Maintain lines of communication to all employees on company policy, suggestions, concerns, complaints and other issues defined by director of Manufacturing.  Implement the necessary programs and procedures to promote and insure open communication.
  • Conduct annual performance appraisals with each reporting manager.

What do you need to bring with you?

B.S. degree.  At least seven years of increasing responsibility in operations management.  Demonstrated ability to handle jobs of increasing complexity and responsibility.  Demonstrated measurable improvements in productivity, production, quality and service.

Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group develops, manufactures and distributes flavor and fragrance systems that are found in thousands of consumer products worldwide. The company's specialty systems are essential components of food, beverage, household and personal care products. Sensient's value-added flavors and fragrances enable our customers to excel in highly competitive global markets. The Flavors & Fragrances Group is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.


Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


 As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com.


Equal Opportunity Employer






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