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Refresco Operations Manager in Waco, Texas


Make a Difference in YOUR Career!

Our vision is both simple and ambitious: to put our drinks on every table.

We are the leading global independent beverage solutions provider. We serve a broad range of national and international retailers as well as Global, National and Emerging (GNE) brands. Our products are distributed worldwide from our production sites in Europe, North America, and Australia. Although our own branding may not appear on the labels of the beverages we produce, there is a good chance you are reading this while sipping one of our drinks.

Our ambition is to continually improve and it’s what keeps us at the top of our game. We are solutions-based. We are innovative. We seek out new challenges and conquer them. This is our company ethos, but it’s our people’s too: Refresco is at the cutting edge of a fast-moving industry because we have passionate people pushing the boundaries of what’s best.

Stop and think: how would YOU put our drinks on every table?

Position Description

The Operations Manager is responsible for driving and managing all manufacturing and order fulfillment activities at the facility while maintaining efficient production in desired quality and quantity. Develops and leads the Plant Production team, and Warehouse team in achieving or exceeding key performance indicators for safety, environment, quality, customer service and cost. Build and develop a strong team of decision-makers and our organization's next leaders.

Essentials Functions

  • Ensures the fulfillment of customer orders within the specifications of quality, quantity and cost.

  • Manages the assigned business metrics including yield, labor efficiency, and overhead expenses.

  • Demonstrates leadership to production and warehouse employees to ensure consistent quality of work.

  • Maintains effective communication of expectations and goals throughout the plant environment.

  • Develop and communicate business impact with weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance reports and presentations in Excel and PowerPoint. Make regular presentations to Managements teams on performance.

  • Ensure compliance to all OHSA and environmental regulatory and corporate standards. Investigate and identify root causes of any non-compliance.

  • Accountable for a safe working environment through the development of strategies focused on accident reduction as well as energy and waste minimization.

  • Back up to Plant Manager.

  • Other duties as assigned by Plant Leadership.


Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree in an Engineering-related field (or equivalent experience) plus eight (8) years experience in production and/or engineering environment required.

  • Strong leadership capabilities in a fast-paced production environment required.

  • Previous experience in the food/beverage manufacturing industry preferred. Functional experience in Lean Manufacturing, 5S, TPM, etc. preferred.

Position-Specific Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in an organized, detailed manner, given limited time frames.

  • Must be flexible to work alternate shifts if production needs allow.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Windows, Excel, & Outlook) with the ability to learn new applications as required.

  • This position will successfully lead and develop a team of Refresco employees.

  • An understanding of operational electrical and mechanical systems is a plus. Troubleshooting and Lean Manufacturing experience required.

  • An understanding of SQF, responsibility for Food Safety /Food Quality and the responsibility to take action when notified or becomes aware of any Food Safety or Food Quality issue.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical -- Continuously standing or walking.

  • Visual/Sensory -- This position requires regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.

  • Work environment -- Work and environment is high pressure, results-oriented

  • Climate: This position requires the incumbent to have the ability to work in ambient hot and/or cold seasonal environments.

A Career with Refresco

Refresco offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, which include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance  

  • Life insurance  

  • 401(k) savings plan with company match

  • Paid holidays and vacation  

  • Well-being benefits

  • Discount programs

Join Refresco TODAY and enjoy a rewarding CAREER!

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