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Associate Operations Manager in Metuchen, NJ at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 8/7/2019

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Our client, a manufacturer of Office Supplies has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Operations Manager is their Edison location
The Associate Operations Manager evaluates, designs, executes, measures, monitors, and controls operational processes with the client and their office in Mexico. The AOM will work to ensure that operations process outcomes are in harmony with the organization's goals. The AOM will work collaboratively across all departments and locations of the organization to help improve the management of the business process. The AOM will work towards increasing the quality of the products while reducing costs. The AOM is responsible for the coordination and completion of strategic projects designed to impact the long-term future of the client's key North American locations. The AOM sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of organizational operations projects. Prepares reports for the Director of Operations regarding status of projects. The AOM will need to react quickly to rapidly changing market conditions and improve the Operations processes by eliminating defects and enhancing quality while achieving and maintaining optimal levels of process performance. The AOM will focus on the entire process from beginning to end, introducing innovation that can impact results, enhance profitability, and assist the organization to meet its business objectives and goals.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Assist with establishing policies and procedures relating to Operational process development and timelines needed for project completion.
  • Assist with managing all operational projects, forecast / scheduling adjustments and any changes that will require special attention.
  • Developing weekly operational project status meetings and reporting.
  • Develop and troubleshoot company operational process issues - working with Mexico, New Jersey, and Canada on strategic projects
  • Liaison between Operations and Forecasting with regards to process improvement and the development of action plans to improve the forecasting process for better operational efficiencies.
  • Work with teams by analyzing data to recognize cost savings opportunities with material purchases along with purchasing timelines.
  • Work Closely with all operations departments to optimize development of annual and midyear budgets.
  • Oversee the back-order process with Monterrey
  • Lead new customer set-up and on-boarding process
  • Work closely with Monterrey Manufacturing Operations to identify and promote cost improvement initiatives across similar platforms.
  • Work closely with Project Manager on customer focused projects.
  • Provide back up to the Project Manager on an as needed basis.


  • Requirements:


    • 5 + years assistant management/Operations experience.

    • Excellent Communication skills

    • Must have working experience for a sales driven, customer-focused business

    • P & L Responsibilities

    • Budgeting

    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    • Working knowledge of windows-based operating system

    • Ability to Multi-task

    • Strong Analytical skills

    • Strong Presentation skills

    • Ability to work independently and with a team

    • Packaged goods experience

    • International Travel 10%

    • Exposure to Microsoft Dynamics Axapta

    • Office products industry a plus

    • Spanish Language Proficiency highly desired.

    • College Degree

    • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.