sr operations manager dry sausage resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

I'm looking to further develop my career in the Food / Manufacturing Industry in a position that will utilize my experience, and help foster a partnered vision of long-term success. Over 20 years of proven, safe leadership Strong written and communication skill. Strong understanding of financial reporting and ability to affect P/L. Advanced HACCP / SAP administrations course through Tyson training program. Veteran operations manager with top-level skills in people and processing. Likeable personality and customer-focused background coupled with expertise in plant management. Ready to tackle new challenges and build success with exciting organization.

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Receiving
  • Safety
  • Shipping
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Inventory managment
  • Employee scheduling
  • Staff training/developmet
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Relationship-Building
  • Leadership
  • SAP software proficiency
Work History
02/2022 to Current Operations Manager Canva | Remote, OR,
  • Worked in matrix management environment with oversight of division level managers, operations, sales, finance, human resources, safety and compliance.
  • Advanced productivity KPIs to achieve key business goals and objectives.
  • Implemented process improvement to shape organizational culture, optimize procedures for higher efficiency and help company evolve and grow.
  • Collaborated cross-functionally to refine procedures, devise best practices and enforce quality metrics.
03/2021 to 02/2022 Prep Operations Manager Tyson Foods | Cumming, GA,
  • Devised processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Identified and resolved unauthorized, unsafe or ineffective practices.
  • Established positive and effective communication among unit staff and organization leadership, reducing miscommunications and missed deadlines.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
05/2015 to 10/2020 Sr. Operations Manager Yrc Worldwide | Springdale, AR,
  • Worked directly with Plant Manager, CI Manager and FSQA Manager, to discuss daily / weekly strategy to mitigate any financial risk.
  • Managed three shifts though six salaried managers and 150 hourly team members.
  • Reported issues to higher management with great detail, resulting in real time visibility for plant manager.
  • Guided all operations with over $800K of savings from packing \ cooking, ingredients, higher yields, and improved efficiencies.
  • Improved plant safety program by establishing daily hazard recognition requirements to be identified by plant personnel.
  • This led to the facility reaching corporate established safety goals (367,200-man hours without a lost time accident) for the last three years.
  • Supported regulatory compliance by overseeing all UDSA / FSQA adherence.
  • Consistently met or exceeded quarterly product evaluations that were performed by major branded customers.
  • Member of numerous Continuous Improvement teams that established long term results for cost efficiency and yield improvements.
  • Tracked and analyzed profitability and key metrics of establishment to improve overall profitability.
  • Evaluated suppliers by assessing quality, timeliness and compliance of deliveries to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational efficiency.
  • Interacted well with venders and customers to build connections and nurture cross funtional relationships.
  • Developed and implemented high-quality work environment as measured through employee satisfaction ratings.
05/2015 to 01/2016 General Production Manager Tyson Foods | Forest, MS,
  • Shipping / Receiving / Scheduling / Material Management (SAP / EIM) Safely managed total operation of assigned unit through two shifts, six salaried managers, and 57 hourly Team Members.
  • Boosted inventory and recordkeeping accuracy by conducting thorough inspections and comparing shipment contents with documentation.
  • Completed physical inventory counts each daily on high moving materials and weekly counts on mid to slow moving inventory reducing unplanned schedule change.
  • Planned and organized continuous improvement programs that focused on reducing slow and obsolete inventory. Maintained and managed all incoming cooking and packaging material.
  • Planned, organized and managed operations, including ordering materials and supplies, workflow management and timely production.
  • Routinely improved product quality and reduced delivery costs.
  • Standardized production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Achieved 99% on-time shipment rate after implementing a direct ship program to major branded customer.
09/2012 to 01/2015 Shift Operations Manager Tyson Foods Inc | City, STATE,
  • Safely managed my shift through ten salaried supervisors, two shift superintendents, and 208 hourly employees.
  • Achieved a goal of zero lost time injuries during my service.
  • Directly responsible for improving safety, efficiency, yields and cost.
  • Maintained overall plant cleanliness standards, including but not limited to USDA Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP standards.
  • Responsible for total plant operations from slaughter through finished product.
  • Managed turnover / absenteeism successfully.
  • Helped achieve a one cent reduction in plant cost by implementing performance indicators.
  • Tracked receipts, employee hours and inventory movements.
  • Adhered to company standards and compliance requirements for operations and cleanliness of all areas.
  • Trained and mentored new employees to maximize team performance.
  • Consistently exhibited calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to keep store operating smoothly and set positive example for shift team.
09/2005 to 01/2012 General Production Manager Company Name | City, State,
  • Production Safely managed assigned areas of responsibility through 12 salary supervisors and 503 hourly employees.
  • Planned, organized and managed operations, including ordering materials and supplies, workflow management and timely production.
  • Reduced cost by 1.5 cents per pound within just three months, all while driving turnover down by 5%.
  • Directed manufacturing process and operational efficiency procedures to achieve engineered goal.
  • Managed multiple departments within process including: Slaughter, Cut up, Debone, Fast Food Injection / Vacuum Marination, IQF, and Shipping, while also ensuring the safety of personnel, and helping to increase quality and efficiency yields measured through key leading performance indicators.
Expected in 01/2024 to to Bachelor of Science | Business Administration And Management University of Arkansas, Grantham, Kansas City, KS, GPA:

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  • University of Arkansas, Grantham

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  • Prep Operations Manager
  • Sr. Operations Manager
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  • Bachelor of Science

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