Operations Leader


Summit, IL, US, 60501-0907

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  61565




The Operations Leader is expected to lead with a clear view of where the organization needs to be in 1-3 years and consistently deliver results to achieve that view, lead with a decision-making approach that models and teaches the proper inclusion of analytics, team ideas and individual experiences, communicate in a way that positively shapes customer, team member and community action, and build the OC talent pipeline by growing all team members and recruiting the best of the best. This position will be a key member of the Summit TPM Leadership team and will be the AM Pillar Leader.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                           


Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

The Operations Manager will have responsibility for:

  • Effectively communicating Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Operations Department to ensure front line leaders and employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning. The leader is a key advocate for the EHS TPM Pillar Team.


Knowing our Customers

  • Understanding and communicating customer expectations throughout the Operations Department, and ensuring that all products meet customer specifications, standards and requirements. Our customers rely on our facility to make the best in class product that the can rely on day in and day out.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate production to schedules in order to meet or exceed delivery to promise
  • Ensuring operational procedures exist and are followed to product specifications and quality metrics are met to meet customers’ needs
  • Involvement in Focus Improvement and Quality Management TPM Pillar Teams.


Executing Strategy and Directing Operations

  • Determining organizational objectives and priorities in support of the Plant’s strategy and vision, and for developing teams to deliver results in support of these objectives and priorities; leaving daily tactical direction to Production Supervision/Lead Persons.
  • Leading a lean culture environment through six sigma processes and TPM methodologies which includes leading 5S program, leading AM pillar and coordinating all AM activities throughout the manufacturing area
  • Assigning and coordinating the work in a manufacturing department to include supervising first line leaders and analyze productivity performance
  • Preparing budgets relative to capital expenditures, manpower, production, and space forecasting
  • Facilitating process improvements through people deployment, productivity enhancements, high performance work teams and being a model for change
  • Developing and leading strategic business plans; accountable for delivering plant performance metrics 
  • Responsible for driving productivity and CE


Leading and Developing Talent

  • Investing in the growth and development of individuals identified as high potential talent
  • Establishing clear and measurable expectations of performance and review commitments to ensure goals are achieved; completing first line leader performance appraisals and coaching employees to develop and execute growth and development plans
  • Creating, monitoring and enforcing plant policies in a consistent manner to ensure a positive labor environment
  • Actively leading and building effective work teams and committees to increase plant performance and drive continuous improvement initiatives




Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years progressive leadership experience in manufacturing required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, Business or Engineering preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • TPM experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in leading people, problem solving methods, and developing talent to deliver results.
  • Proven experience using analytics to drive decisions 
  • Prior experience in a union environment
  • Experience with manufacturing process monitoring software  
  • Demonstrated capability in change management
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of management and hourly employees
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean Certification is preferred


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. 


This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 19,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2022 sales of $9.8 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.