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Operations Manager

New Orleans, LA 70181

Posted: 03/08/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Executive/C-Level Job Number: 23380 Pay Rate: $175,000-$200,000

Job Description

A global leader in sustainable material recycling is looking for a Operations Manager to oversee and manage the operations of its regional hub. The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking leader with in-depth experience in profit and loss management and a strong grasp of heavy processing and materials handling equipment. Working collaboratively, the new leader will enhance the business's growth and success through exceptional leadership, a commitment to excellent customer service, and a focus on ongoing process optimization while maintaining the company's standards and procedures.
Salary + Additional Benefits:
  • $175,000 - $200,000
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K – company match

Location: New Orleans, LA
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Manage full P&L responsibility for the facility.
  • Direct Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality excellence in accordance with company, state, and federal regulations.
  • Manage all recycling operations, including receiving, grading, processing, and shipping of all materials and products.
  • Heavily focus on equipment uptime, production excellence, and continuous improvement by implementing robust maintenance systems, analyzing trends, and making recommendations.
  • Develop a high-performance team through leading by example and initiative, continuous learning, motivation, and coaching.
  • Responsible for people development and succession planning.
  • Understand LEAN management principles.
  • Responsible for management of onsite contractors.
  • Demonstrate customer service excellence as relates to both suppliers and consumers.
  • Operating Expenditure (OPEX) and annual budgeting.
  • Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and annual budgeting.
  • Oversee and develop strategic growth projects.
  • Excellent communication with all functional departments such as safety, commercial, logistics, maintenance, engineering, finance & marketing with a problem-solving approach.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and new technology.
  • Effectively deal with governmental and regulatory agencies.
  • Overall management of the facility to ensure quality output at minimum cost.
  • Assist the General Manager with any yard needs.

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience
  • 5+ years of management experience within metals, mining, aggregate processing facility or large construction project or equivalent plant type environment
  • Experience of P&L management, including overhead control
  • Solid understanding of heavy processing and materials handling equipment required
  • Ability to rapidly process and comprehend substantial amounts of detailed information and to consider the implications and consequences of new facts and make decisions
  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and nights if necessary
  • Proven leadership skills to build consensus, rally support around common goals, motivate groups and individuals, and create employee ownership
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize, plan, and manage multiple tasks
  • Working conditions and physical environment may require periods of work in all-weather conditions, including heat, cold, wet, dry, and dusty
  • Requirement to learn the wide range of grades of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Proficient with IT and ability to learn operating systems and software as well as Microsoft products
  • Ownership mindset
  • Leader by example with a keen sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Aptitude for critical thinking with an ability to generate creative solutions
  • Passion for the business and what they do
  • Perseverance through adversity
  • Competitive spirit
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Loyalty to the business and each other
  • Self-assured and able to give and take direct constructive feedback
  • Unafraid to act and learn from their mistakes
  • Team player, strong local execution but recognize they are part of a bigger picture
  • Straight-talking and a predisposition against organizational politics
  • Embrace change and adopts a positive approach to new circumstances

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

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Ryan Haywood
Senior Search Director – Murray Technical

Specializing in matching talent with exciting opportunities in Engineering, Technical Sales, Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management, and Supply Chain.


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