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2nd Shift Operations Manager in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 7/8/2021

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Job Description

The Manager of Operations for SMP, Inc.’s Disputanta, VA location is responsible for strategic and daily execution of the 2nd shift operations functions. This includes Shipping, Packaging, Receiving, Quality, Continuous improvement, Inventory Control and Maintenance. 

Essential Functions:

  • Lead 2nd shift Shipping, Packaging, Receiving, Quality and continuous improvement
  • Implement strategies to reduce cost, improve quality, meet customer requirements, and drive continuous improvement
  • Develop a world-class operations team through staffing, training, and talent management initiatives while serving as a role model for integrity, inclusion, and diversity


  • Drive employee engagement through:
    • Leader of standard work
    • Gemba walk process
    • Quality improvements and zero defect strategies
    • Comprehensive, proactive safety initiatives
    • Lean deployment
  • Support the implementation of company operating philosophies and business strategies
  • Develop, implement and sustain success metrics, incorporating best practices, and effectively communicating improvements
  • Effectively manage behavior, performance, and key deliverables across a matrix organization

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or similar field and minimum 10 years of experience in a distribution environment, or Graduate degree with 7 years of prior related experience
  • 7 years of experience in an Operations function leadership role with in-depth knowledge and understanding of supply chain management, lean methodology, production planning, quality management systems
  • Familiarity with various JDE (mainframe) system and Warehouse Management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
  • Fundamental knowledge/experience in EHS to drive zero injury plans with a proactive approach

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with voice based picking systems. 
  • Experience in productions environments utilizing Engineered Labor Standards. 
  • Advanced degree in management
  • Experience in the following fields of Operational Excellence: understanding of lean principals,


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