Operations Manager

Fort Worth, TX, USA

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We are looking for an Operations Manager to be responsible for purchasing and logistics, and managing our warehouse in Fort Worth including goods in/out, and the production and correct handling of our excipients.

This position will suit a candidate with at least 8 years experience in food production management with great leadership and management skills, and a hands-on approach to getting things done.

LFA Machines is a global manufacturing company with offices in the USA, UK and Taiwan supplying machinery and excipient solutions to the nutraceutical and confectionary industries. As a fast-growing company, we are experiencing exciting growth, so we look for team members who can drive the business forward always learning and bettering ourselves through continuous support and understanding.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing the warehouse team effectively during the entire employee life cycle upholding LFA’s core values.
  • Motivating, organising and encouraging teamwork within their teams to ensure productivity targets are met or exceeded.
  • Hiring and training new team members as needed following the onboarding procedure and with assistance of HR.
  • Coordinating team members in the production of excipients while ensuring that all food safety and hygiene processes are followed.
  • Ensuring the correct production of excipients so other LFA offices receive continuous stock according to their demand and using customer forecast.
  • Reporting any quality or functional issues in any LFA Machines’ products to the relevant managers and inform team members when needed.
  • Overseeing the warehouse technicians to ensure that machines are checked and repaired as necessary.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with the Office Managers, sales, and customer service.
  • Overseeing and managing purchasing and logistics to ensure the best purchase price, continuous stock, and improving dispatch.
  • Managing the correct receipt and storage of all incoming products following the relevant processes and using the correct LFA systems to keep accurate stock levels.
  • Conducting monthly audits to ensure there are no inventory discrepancies between the system and the shelves, and maintaining the warehouse and its systems highly organised.
  • Responsible for high quality and speedy dispatch of goods.
  • Taking part in warehouse activities as needed to get tasks completed effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment and implementing best practices for the warehouse.

Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience as a food production or operations manager.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills and ability to train others proven by at least 8 years of experience in a managerial position in the field of food production.
  • Experience complying with Health & Safety and ensuring others do as well.
  • Knowledgeable in mechanics and machinery operation.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Hands-on team player.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proactive and with high initiative; able to solve problems efficiently including technical ones.
  • Great verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Very good IT skills.
  • Experience (or capable of) implementing warehouse management systems desirable.
  • Experience creating inventory forecasts desirable.