Sr Manager Operations

Date: Jun 23, 2024

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Sr. Manager, Front End Operations


About the Company


Glanbia, a global nutrition company, blends science and nature to provide superior nutrition for life’s journey. We craft high-quality ingredients from pure sources like milk, whey, and grains. Our portfolio includes Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, and more. Here’s why you should join us:


  1. Performance Nutrition: Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) offers a full range of lifestyle and performance products, from protein to ready-to-eat snacks. Sold globally, our products cater to fitness enthusiasts and health-conscious consumers.

  2. Impressive Growth: GPN has achieved consistent double-digit growth, both organically and through acquisitions. With $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide, we lead the sports nutrition industry.

  3. Cutting-Edge Facilities: Our state-of-the-art production facilities span 500,000 square feet, making us the sole sports nutrition company to cover every product category.

  4. Global Reach: As part of Glanbia Plc, we’re a performance nutrition and ingredients powerhouse. Our presence spans 24 countries, with over 6,900 employees and products sold in 130+ nations.

Learn more at Glanbia’s website. Join us in shaping a healthier world! 


Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for operational excellence? We’re seeking a Senior Operations Manager to drive success across our plant operations. As a key member of our team, you’ll collaborate with Production Supervisors, Hourly Employees, and other functional leaders to ensure smooth, efficient operations. Here’s why you should consider joining us:


Key Responsibilities:


  • Strategic Leadership: You’ll oversee daily production activities, optimizing schedules and ensuring alignment with our strategic business plan. Your focus will be on safety, quality, and efficiency.

  • Quality Assurance: Maintain compliance with quality control programs, emphasizing food safety, product reliability, and consumer satisfaction.

  • Continuous Improvement: Review processes, recommend enhancements, and drive Lean manufacturing practices. Develop meaningful metrics to guide departmental performance.

  • People Development: Foster positive employee relations, coach supervisors, and enhance team engagement. Monitor training and development to improve management skills.

  • Safety Culture: Lead by example in promoting safe work habits. Ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations.

  • Equipment Management: Coordinate equipment maintenance, manage physical assets, and optimize budget allocations.

  • Certifications and Audits: Participate in third-party audits (NSF, Organic, Halal, Kosher) to maintain compliance.


Decision-Making Examples:


  • Adjusting production plans to meet customer needs.

  • Staffing decisions to address job openings and production schedules.

  • Implementing cost-saving initiatives for process improvements.




  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Business, or related field preferred.

  • Experience: 5+ years in food manufacturing, including 3+ years in people leadership roles.

  • Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong analytical abilities, and basic SAP knowledge.

  • Abilities: Goal-oriented, adaptable, organized, and skilled in change management.


Physical Demands:

  • Light to medium physical demand level (PDL) with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • Frequent standing, walking, and bending/stooping.


Join our team and make an impact! Apply now to be considered to be our Sr. Manager of Front End Operations!


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago