Operations Manager (New York Area)

Our client, a market leading fast growing commercial products manufacturer in the New York area is seeking an Operations Manager/Value Stream Manager for its facility in Blauvelt, NY (relocation assistance is available). The Operations/Value Stream Manager is responsible for the supervision of personnel and production on the shop floor. He/She implements Lean principles in their area; provides support and oversees the work performed by the Lead Associates; and maintains the physical plant within the assigned area.


  • Leads a cross-functional team to direct the order fulfillment process for assigned product lines.
  • Supervises all work performed in their area; offering coaching/mentoring or corrective action when appropriate.
  • Provides leadership in the areas of continuous improvement of customer focused metrics, quality and safety.
  • Maintains daily visual production boards for efficient production performance; provides prioritized production scheduling to all Lead Associates and team members.
  • Drives Lean initiatives; including facilitation, process mapping, spaghetti charting, identification and elimination of the 7 wastes, takt-time, balanced flow process, visual factory, empowered team meetings, total safety, standardized work and world class 5S standards.
  • Lead the effort in safety compliance, improvement and promoting awareness in accordance with company safety requirements and guidelines; drives 5S into production on a daily basis.
  • Respond to line down issues and provide leadership to root cause analysis and corrective action plan execution.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled Lead Associate meetings.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Lead Associates and team members.
  • Ensures equipment is maintained in accordance with Company guidelines.
  • Ensures quality standards are met will all products.
  • Direct the supervision of the Lead Associates and team members.
  • Lead team to work in a safe manner at all times and comply with safety policies and standards.


  • Must possess a desire to excel and a “hands on” management style.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills to include coaching and facilitating
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Must excel in a team environment
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • Must embrace change
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

Resumes or questions can be submitted to: Lisa Barnaby at lbarnaby@wetherbypartners.com.