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Operations Manager

This position is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing operations to ensure that a quality product is delivered for an on time delivery.



  • Monitors production requirements to ensure capacity and resources are available to meet the customer's delivery requirements, while juggling the small rush orders.
  • Utilizes SAP system to schedule production activity for on time delivery by developing sufficient min / max inventory quantities with accurate lead-time. 
  • Provides Cost Estimations for Project Engineering/Sales, as needed.
  • Maintains close communications with customers to resolve any manufacturing or design issues to enable the most efficient form of manufacturability and customer satisfaction.
  • Facilitates a J.I.T. cellular manufacturing environment to enable minimal work in process with short lead times. 
  • Promotes a clean and safe working environment.
  • Maintains close communication with customer service department personnel to best fulfill customer needs and requirements.
  • Helps set investment priorities for the plant and ensures that sound, well planned capital projects are developed and presented for approval.
  • Maintaining and ensuring infrastructure of the building and facilities are in good working order.
  • Provides technical support to GPNA, as needed.  
  • Ensures the sufficient and cost-optimal supply of the site with all required energies, like gas, electricity, compressed air, water etc. Monitors and evaluates the consumption and take measurements to optimize the consumption.


Your Profile:

  • 4 year degree in Engineering or related field. 
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes, knowledge of SAP and inventory management, knowledge of J.I. T. Manufacturing knowledge, machining know-how and the ability to read blueprints.
  • 10+ years experience, with a proven track record in a manufacturing operations management role.
  • Prior experience managing in a team based, job-shop environment. 
  • Strong supervisory skills, including the ability to train, develop, motivate and coach.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of plant and corporate personnel.
  • Ability to work well without close supervision and the ability to make sound decisions.
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills
  • Strong commitment to customer service and quality issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 
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Reasonable Accommodation Notice
SGL Carbon, LLC is committed to the inclusion of qualified individuals. As part of this commitment SGL Carbon, LLC will provide accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email . If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at or 704-593-5250.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Nov 27, 2023

Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

Business Unit:  Process Technology
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON Technic, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  96000
Maximum Salary:  144000

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Operations Manager, SAP, ERP, Technical Support, Machinist, Operations, Technology, Manufacturing

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