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Blount International, Inc. Operations Manager/Site Leader -Merit in Prescott, Arizona

Operations Manager/Site Leader -Merit

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Date: Jan 8, 2021


Prescott, AZ, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location: Prescott, AZ

Functional Area: Manufacturing

Number of Openings: 1

Current Openings: 1.00

If you thrive on new challenges, a fast pace, and leading an engaged and focused Manufacturing Operations team…

If you want to join a global industry leader...

If you like managing a team with big production goals, driving continuous improvement efforts, (cost, quality, delivery, safety, operating efficiency, and Team Member engagement), and supporting the Companies strategy and growth goals…

Let’s connect.

We are seeking an experienced, focused, and engaged full-time Operations Manager/Site Leader to join and lead our team at our manufacturing facility in Prescott, Arizona.

About Blount International

Founded in 1947 in Portland, Oregon, Blount International has grown from a small family-run saw chain operation to an international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of precision cutting tools, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals in more than 110 countries. Thanks to our pioneering spirit, we have transformed the cutting industry and played a key role in championing and establishing safety regulations for the industry.

At Blount, we are driven by a mission to help pros power through the toughest jobs, and we hold fast to our core values of innovation, humble leadership, global stewardship and accountability. These values inspire us to keep growing, learning and working hard to shape the landscapes in our communities in positive ways. Together, we seek to make the world a better place by offering the best brands and products for professional-grade precision cutting tools and equipment for global-end business segments.

What we’re looking for:

  • Professional, humble leader responsible for building & site security 24/7 / 365 days per year

  • Proactive to lead efforts to continually improve product cost, product quality and product delivery; direct and coordinate the plant to produce product efficiently

  • Champion customer order fulfillment. Align with Planning, Procurement, Prescott Team, CCF Sales, and CCF Customer / Tech Services

  • Experience at directing, managing, coaching and mentoring a highly skilled staff to meet quality, delivery and cost targets

  • Effective at encouraging and supporting innovation, creativity and continuous improvement concepts, plans, and initiatives

  • Change management leader that supports a safety culture and models effective change management principles

  • Assess resources, expenses, and capital budget requirements.

  • Experience in supporting New Product Introduction (NPI), SKU rationalization of existing products, and maximize efficiency and inventory turn; able to provide guidance to multi-functional NPI teams to ensure timeliness of the product rollout and production start-up

  • Development & Focus on Big10s / Key Manufacturing Objectives. Track and review indicators for Production, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Safety etc. on recurring basis

  • Exceptional communication skills to direct reports and all Prescott based Team Members, Company Communications, strategic plans, manufacturing plans, etc.

  • Able to clarify plans, goals, and objectives through team meetings, lunchroom announcements, memos, lunch table topics, etc.

  • Assistance in planning the long-range direction of the plant by developing the production organization of the future and developing individuals into a cohesive team

  • Focus on supervisor development with one-on-one feedback based on performance objectives

  • Adaptable to change and stress in the work environment and manages competing demands while maintaining high performance levels

  • Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and written

What you’ll do:

The Operations Manager/Site Leader will have overall responsibility to plan, direct, control, and coordinate manufacturing operations at our Prescott, AZ facility. Proactively drive efforts to continually improve product cost, product quality, product delivery, workplace safety, employee training, employee engagement, employee recognition, production capacity, staffing and operating efficiency. Develop and maintain an organization that supports the strategic direction of the Company, oversees the activities to meet the targets and objectives for quality, delivery, and cost. In addition, provides leadership direction to develop and implement plans to meet plant targets and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from accredited four-year university/college in Engineering, Business, or similar course of study

  • 6 - 8 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills

  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner

  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions

  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms

  • Collaborative and effective team player and able to work with teams who are globally dispersed

  • Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance

  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)

  • Available to work on site as required by job; eligible for domestic and international travel. Will travel occasionally

More about Blount International, Inc.

We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and

profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members. To learn more about our products please visit our website at

It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work.

During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.