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Operations Director - Gainesville, GA


Operations Director Gainesville

Marel is in high pursuit of a versatile and innovative team-builder who will contribute their leadership and skills to our Gainesville team! As an Operations Director, your passion for leading and empowering a driven and ever-expanding manufacturing team is essential to Marelís ongoing commitment to excellence. The Operations director takes charge of all Manufacturing related activities for the Gainesville facilities, including manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, quality, assembly, operational purchasing and all supporting departments. You work closely together with your fellow operations directors at our other facilities and with your peers on-site, the procurement director and regional distribution center manager. If you thrive in a leadership position and are able to get the best from yourself and others, this is your calling!

Why Work for us?

  • Marel is a global leader in the Food Processing Industry with a vision of a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably
  • We help feed the entire world with our innovative machinery and full processing solutions
  • We are an expanding international organization full of ample opportunity including global travel, career advancement and personal growth
  • For Marel, every person, idea and day counts; we are committed to unity, innovation, and excellence with everything we do

What youíll be doing

Key elements of your role include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the Manufacturing organization at the Gainesville location
  • Responsible for ensuring the Health and Safety of all employees and compliance to external regulations
  • Responsible for the financial control and budgeting of the manufacturing site, including cost control of products manufactured in Gainesville and capital investment programs
  • Create an empowered and engaged workforce that strives for daily improvement
  • Responsible for overall production planning process
  • Providing focus on continuous improvement and innovation of products, processes and logistics concepts, as well as implementation of global best practices and the Marel Production System
  • Ensure on time delivery of machines and components for sales and service, where the quality of outgoing products is a minimum precondition
  • Ultimate responsibility for proper staffing levels and staff involvement, as well as ensuring the long-term continuity of this

What weíre looking for

In order to be successful in this challenging job, it helps if you have gained the following educational background and experience:

  • A bachelor or master degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with products, processes and materials in a technical production environment, preferably in a high mix, low volume environment
  • Ample experience in a leadership position
  • Deep knowledge of procurement, logistics, production and assembly processes
  • Experience with and comfort working in multi-cultural, multi-discipline organization is an advantage

But more importantly, who we are looking for can best be described as:

  • A true bridge and team builder who gets energy out of being on the shop floor
  • Someone with an entrepreneurial mindset, a pragmatic and decisive driver
  • Having a coaching style of leadership, people-oriented who communicates on the basis of dialogue, transparency, and with genuine personality
  • Strong communication skills on all levels, ability to provide direction and get the best out of themselves and others
  • Analytical, conceptual, integral thinker and visionary who is known to inspire others
  • Innovative and creative

Commitment to Global Safety

As a Marel employee you are expected to respect internal rules and actively contribute to the delivery of the corporate Safety policy and guidance to ensure Marel is a safe place to work.

To promote employee health and safety, and consistent with legal and public health guidance, Marel requires that all new hires be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accommodation requests will be considered consistent with applicable law.

Marel Vision and Values

In partnership with our customers we are transforming the way food is processed. Our vision is of a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably. Marelís core values are: Unity, Innovation and Excellence.


If youíre looking to join an international company with a great culture, flexible working arrangements, career growth and development opportunities then click 'apply' and include a resume!

Marel does not accept unsolicited applications from third party recruiting agencies.



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