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Senior Manager of Operations

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group



About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, the Voith Group sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith Paper Fabric & Rolls Systems, Press Operations Appleton department, we are looking for:

Senior Manager of Operations 
Appleton, WI


Summary –

The Senior Manager of Operations leads the operating unit, which is made up of approximately 180 union hourly and 20 salaried employees, to achieve the annual targets for safety, quality, efficiency and profit.  This position is also responsible for managing the site leadership team to ensure development and execution of a clear strategy and plan to achieve these goals.   

Responsibilities –


  • Ensures all site employees are focused and measured on fulfilling our strategy, goals and commitments with a special emphasis on safety, quality and financial performance.
  • Engages site employees to ensure everyone understands the business objectives, the status of the objectives and how individual performance impacts the objectives.
  • Works with sales and product management regularly to fully understand the customer’s needs regarding quality to consistently achieve desired results.
  • Initiates the development of documented solutions to address all gaps in safety, quality and financial performance.
  • Communicate and collaborate routinely to update on business results and performance levels both collectively in groups and individually with the leadership team.
  • Promotes a work culture were creativity and standardized systems are harmonized to create the expected results consistently with an ever present element of continuous improvement regarding safety, quality and financial performance.
  • Ensures high levels of performance through operations and employees. Understands the most critical aspects of the operation and how to optimize them in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • Creates an environment where all employees are rewarded for excellent performance and corrective actions are developed for performance deficiencies.

Qualifications –


  • At least 10 years of leadership experience  and 5 years of operations management required
  • Bachelor’s degree with technical or business major required
  • Must be well versed in operational excellence, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Strong coaching, developing, mentoring and leadership skills required
  • Must have experience in problem solving and project management
  • Must have customer service orientation and strong communication skills
  • Also must have a strong attention to detail, interpersonal and people management skills


Physical Demands -


  • A Senior Manager of Operations is required to talk and hear in an industrial setting (noise level is moderate). The employee will need to stand, walk and sit frequently throughout the day.  The employee will also occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms, lift, stop or crouch.
  • The vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and adjust focus. 
  • The job requires occasional travel

*This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith Paper Fabric & Rolls Systems is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh