Operations Director (York, NE)


compensation: Commensurate with experience
employment type: full-time
job title: Operations Director

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Saddle Up for a Challenging Opportunity in Nebraska!
You think the only thing exciting about Nebraska is cornfields? Think again! In York, Nebraska, we're offering a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an Operations Director to join a world-renowned producer of sustainable ingredients.
No need to dust off your boots (unless you want to!), but we do require a driven and results-oriented leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

The company

Our client isn't just another manufacturer - they're pioneers in the world of sustainable ingredients. They're all about turning leftover materials into valuable resources for the pet food, fish food, animal feed, and even renewable energy industries. They're passionate about quality, safety, and transparency, and they operate in almost 40 locations around the globe.

About the role:

We're searching for a driven and seasoned Operations Director to lead the show at our York, Nebraska, location.In this crucial role, you will ensure the smooth running of our single factory and logistic networks while implementing strategies that optimize our financial profitability and efficiency.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create and put in place a comprehensive safety policy for all operations, ensuring the well-being of both staff and equipment.
  • Promote and enforce a strict and thorough quality culture and make sure finished products meet all customer and company specifications.
  • Lead and develop a team of about 100 employees, fostering a culture where they feel empowered and can keep improving.
  • Manage and supervise industrial operations, including maintenance, investing in new technologies, and implementing Lean Management principles.
  • Spearhead the company's efforts in the circular economy by promoting sustainable practices and complying with environmental regulations.
  • Develop and manage logistics strategies to ensure efficient inbound and outbound operations that meet customer needs.
  • Work well together with internal and external interested parties, including plant managers, regional colleagues, and central divisional experts.
  • Help with the annual budgeting and target-setting process and develop the five-year business plan for the York location.


  • A master's degree (engineering, business school, etc.) and at least 10 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in an industrial environment.
  • Previous experience managing a large-scale business unit is a strong plus.
  • Lean awareness and, ideally, certification is a strong plus.
  • Fluency in English (mandatory, with excellent written and oral communication skills).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop a team.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Company car
  • Opportunity for professional development and career advancement
  • Work in a dynamic and growing company

Additional information:

  • Location: York, Nebraska
  • Reports to: CEO
  • Number of employees: ~100
  • Travel: Up to 50% (not exceeding weekends)

Are you up for the challenge? Apply now and become our new hero in York!

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