Operations Manager


This position has functional responsibility for all procurement, manufacturing, and distribution activities. The position is directly responsible for developing and overseeing strategic and tactical plans that meet the divisional and corporate objectives for profitability, cost control, product quality, compliance, employee development, and customer service. This position is responsible for effectively executing the job responsibilities below as well as supervising the job responsibilities of the Production Manager, Materials Manager, and Production Planner.


  • Analyze capacity of resources including equipment, suppliers and labor; level loading production on the shop floor
  • Maintain the measurement of machine use and efficiency for improved product throughput
  • Release production orders to manufacturing
  • Monitor lead times, lot sizes, bills of material (BOMs), and labor constraints to support master production scheduling
  • Schedule work orders using material, capacity, and labor resources to meet on-time delivery while controlling costs to optimize profitability
  • Level labor load
  • Maintain work center schedule, ensuring that jobs are properly scheduled and capacity limitations are understood and communicated
  • Use material requirements planning (MRP) system to plan raw material requirements and schedule manufacturing production
  • Generate production schedules and raw material requirements
  • Review inventory reports, verify material and subassembly counts, evaluate inventory levels, review material shortages, verify BOM updates and accuracy
  • Maintain inventory to achieved assigned levels
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure they meet functional objectives
  • Work diligently with Quality and Engineering departments to develop mechanisms that will improve quality, provide realistic schedules, standardize processes, and reduce costs
  • Participate on new product teams to help build plan that will ensure a smooth transition from concept to production and full product launch
  • Reduce direct labor costs; implement automated scheduling techniques (continuous replenishment program [CRP]) to effectively schedule jobs and reduce labor inefficiency
  • Maintain excellent on-time delivery record
  • Optimize machine use and manufacturing productivity using Lean principles
  • Manage materials/warehouse; evaluate warehouse processes and implement process improvements to reduce redundancy and cost
  • Manage Inventory; implement automated planning techniques (MRP) to effectively manage inventory; set up and maintain min/max, lead times, and safety stock levels to improve planning and reduce overall material costs
  • Supervise responsibilities outlined in Production Planner, Production Manager, and Materials Manager job descriptions
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


  • 8+ years of experience in injection molding environment
  • Management/supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of material master maintenance, BOMs, routings, and work centers
  • Knowledge of cost accounting fundamentals and labor reporting
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Hands-on working knowledge/experience of automated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems including capacity requirement planning and material requirement planning


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable technical field; master’s degree a plus
  • Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree for a candidate who can demonstrate a combination of experience, training, and education to fulfill all duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects


  • Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as:
    • Preparing and analyzing data and figures
    • Transcribing
    • Viewing a computer screen
    • Extensive reading
    • Visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operating machines
    • Using measurement devices
    • Assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes


  • Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change
  • Worker is subject to noise: Sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout to be heard above ambient noise
  • Worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat, or exposure to chemicals

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At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.