Operations Manager

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Fort Wayne, IN


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-07-20 Plats: USA - Fort Wayne, IN

Summary of the Role: 

The Operations Manager has responsibility for the sites production operations working closely with Engineering, Quality, Commercial Teams, and customers to deliver high quality parts to our customers. This role oversees department managers to ensure departmental goals are established and achieved, maximizing customer satisfaction while minimizing cost.

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures departmental goals are established and driven to support Trelleborg’s Goals and Objectives
  • Works with direct reports to communicate and update goals and/or metrics, illustrating objective evidence of improvement.
  • Performs process audits to monitor procedure and policy conformance.
  • Responsible for supporting and sustaining safety, quality, delivery, and cost metric boards across operational departments.
  • Collaborates across functional areas to implement needed improvements (tools, equipment, procedures, forms, training materials, etc.)
  • Actively promotes and leads a culture of continuous improvement guiding site Operational Excellence and Procurement Excellence goals. 
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Partner with Management to ensure site’s financial goals and deliverables are met.
  • Active participation in establishing site operation strategic planning in alignment with Trelleborg vision.
  • Effective leadership in supporting employee engagement efforts and communication.
  • Support and provide regular alignment with Supply Chain, and Quality in support of a One TSS culture.
  • Provide excellent customer support as required.
  • Support manufacturing process to support initiatives that sustain a culture of Lean.
  • Escalates issues or concerns to Plant Manager as appropriate.
  • Provides a safe and clean working environment for all employees.

Education and Experience: 

  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Operations Management or related field
  • 7+ years Operations experience
  • 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with Lean Sigma methodologies
  • Experience managing in a unionized manufacturing facility.


  • MBA or master’s degree in related field
  • 10+ years of Operations Management experience


  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Ability to communicate clearly by conveying and receiving ideas, information, and direction effectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate adequate job knowledge to deliver a world class performance.
  • Ability to challenge oneself to consistently meet all goals and deadlines.
  • Willingness to strive for excellence by producing work that is free of errors and mistakes.
  • Desire to delight both customers and coworkers by offering encouragement, fostering teamwork, and addressing conflict appropriately.
  • Commitment to making improvements company wide.
  • Demonstrated competence using Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully present thoughts, ideas and information to large groups of people.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and respectful relationship with coworkers and company in a leadership capacity.
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams, coordinate supplier/customer meetings.


  • Minimal travel as required 


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Last Application Date 07/19/2024


As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.

This position requires the use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee or Refugee



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