Strategic Operations Manager

Company Description Red Wing Shoe Company is based in Red Wing, Minnesota, just 40 minutes from St. Paul, where our corporate office sits along the Mississippi River in downtown Red Wing.  We are a global company with 2300 employees around the world, but we maintain a close-knit team atmosphere that comes with being a privately held company. We're rich in history and tradition, but innovation drives us to deliver best-in-class product solutions and highly rated customer experiences.  Our focus on our people and culture results in meaningful employee engagement across the organization. Our Guiding Principles of Living our Values, Honoring our Brands, Inspiring Our People, Centering on the Customer, and Preserving the Long Term Success and Legacy of Our Company are the foundation on which we build our future. Job Description GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Provide general management and strategic leadership for all aspects of contract footwear manufacturing operations and manufacturing process integration (commercialization) for new products and existing product improvements in all locations.    ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement goals and action plans assuring alignment within US manufacturing, Supply Chain and other business partners to achieve business objectives: safety, quality, cost, delivery and people. Drive continuous improvement of system/process resources through effective assessment of capabilities and maximization of resources to improve internal processes and procure externally where appropriate to achieve objectives. Drive continuous improvement of human resources through effective assessment of capabilities, development of internal resources and leveraging external sourcing where needed to achieve objectives.  Insure compliance with all company and regulatory policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, quality, finance, human resources. Lead manufacturing process integration (commercialization) of new products and continuous improvement of existing products ensuring achievement of key metrics including on time, on brief, on cost and on quality. Drive employee engagement, effective communications and positive employee relations. Insure effective collaboration with manufacturing partners and other business functions. Achieve financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Ensure effective collaboration and engagement of all key stakeholders in research and development of new/improved processes and machinery. Partner with product creation and global sourcing to determine and execute US Sourcing strategy. Ensure effectiveness of the staff through communications; salary administration; coaching/counseling; monitoring and appraising job results; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures; selection, training and development; and maintaining a safe, secure and legal work environment.   OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Role model and uphold Red Wing Shoe Company's core values and policies. Continuously develop leadership, technical and business skills. Represent Red Wing Shoe Company within the community.  Complete other duties as assigned from time to time by your manager. Qualifications EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university and seven to ten years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.     ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent Leadership and Motivational Skills Business Savvy Computer and systems proficiency Drive for Results Exceptional Team Building and Collaboration skills Excellent Analytical and Innovative Skills Working knowledge of TPS (Toyota Production Systems) Influencing and Negotiation Skills Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills Knowledge of the Footwear Industry and related Manufacturing processes strongly preferred Additional Information Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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