Director of Operations

at Pernod Ricard USA in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Company Name: Pernod Ricard USA

Location: Fort Smith, AR


At Pernod Ricard, we are creators of conviviality. It means working with great people from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about our brands, our industry, and spirit: in the words of our founder, "make a new friend every day". Conviviality is our way of life - creating a positive, safe and inclusive environment that encourages our employees to bring their unique selves to work each day.

Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, collaboration, openness and simplicity. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development. We pour joy, passion, and meaning into our products, our people and the world.


Position Summary


To establish strategic direction and action plans for Bottling, Material Handling, Engineering/Maintenance and Factory system to support the site and region strategy. Ensures compliance and excellence in Customer Service, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Product, Safety, Environmental and Employee Health & Safety. This senior leadership position will be responsible for challenging existing norms, leading change initiatives and delivering projects on time and within budget. Focuses on developing organizational and people capabilities in order to maximize business objectives and results, ensure sustainable succession planning and employee engagement. Member of the site Leadership team focused on continuous improvement, cross functional communication and cooperation between functions to maximize site opportunity and profitability.




Personnel Management:

Provide direction and leadership for salaried, hourly and temporary employees

Provide leadership to managers, supervisors and/or professional staff as well as hourly operators.

Builds high performance work groups focused on customer service and delivering results. Inspires and motivates employees to achieve performance levels and potential through highly developed coaching skills, communication skills and by ensuring proper development training.

Develop department culture that fosters teamwork, fast pace, training, effective communication, accountability and high individual performance culture.

Utilize training matrix to ensure all employees are trained on company policies, safety programs, regulatory standards and ISO work instructions as defined by company standards

Mentor salaried leadership, through creation of development plans tailored to individual employees, towards continuous improvement


Production Performance:

Implement world class manufacturing techniques in pursuit of continuous improvement

Drive production performance to achieve targeted improvements and high level KPI targets.

Leads the effort to achieve stretch business results by being a champion of Continuous Improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools, specifically pertaining to changeover, first hour efficiency, OEE and cost per case.

Utilize current and emerging technology to drive automation and production efficiency. Lead technical decisions regarding equipment purchases, quality capabilities, efficiency capability studies

Establish production quality standards, ensure detailed work instructions, quality checks and resources are available to meet standards

Work closely with logistics and planning to improve efficiencies and ensure inventory targets are met without compromising customer service levels

Ensure compliance with all OHSA standards. Ensure all aspects of ISO18001, 9001, 2200 and 14001 are delivered on time.

Drive improvement in the facility's Operations Excellence progress as defined by Group.


Budgetary Performance:

Solicit and implement cost reduction and waste elimination initiatives from hourly and supervisory workforce

Develop and manage annual operating, overhead budgets, capital projects and execute action plans that drive efficiencies. Manage resources to ensure objectives are delivered. Closely monitor performance and implement corrective actions as needed to achieve objectives and financial targets.

Develop short and long term capital budgets supported by financial analysis identifying project deliverables, ROI and payback analysis. Lead teams to implement approved projects and deliver promised results.

Enhance and encourage employee involvement in daily production processes by listening, educating and quantifying their ideas for improvement.


Special Projects:

Support new product initiatives as developed. Ensure all required resources are addressed and obtained to ensure successful product launches.

Ensure production employees are equipped with... For full info follow application link.


Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

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Job Posting: 3053652

Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 26, 2021