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Operations Manager

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Job ID 223568 Date posted 08/08/2022 Location : Dayton, Ohio

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Operations Manager will provide strategic operational guidance and direction for all production of high fructose corn sweetener, in Dayton, OH. As a member of the site leadership team you will provide strategic input for the site operations. In this role, you will oversee and hold operating teams accountable to standards for safety, food safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement and monitor employee and product safety and environmental compliance program standards and goals for a complex department.
  • Accountable for all internal and external operating and regulatory procedures on employee and product safety including strategic and tactical execution in alignment with corporate environment, health and safety and food safety, quality and regulatory functions as well as government regulations.
  • Monitor general operations and maintenance of plant equipment and executes on operational priorities for a  complex high fructose corn sweetener department and monitors operations and quality management deliverables to ensure customer, product and quality standards requirements are met within specifications.
  • Drive department engagement by advancing the culture of high performing teams.
  • Accountable for the overall operational management of the department to implement operational efficiency improvements including standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, safety, production reliability excellence and maintenance and operators best practices.
  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Reliability and asset management experience
  • Safety and quality ownership experience
  • Budgeting and operations planning experience


  • Lean manufacturing experience OR Lean Six Sigma belt certification
  • Supervisory Experience

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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