Operations Manager

Hereford, TX

The Operations Manager will lead the team through department managers. You will be responsible for assuring each department meets their daily operational goals. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to provide expertise and clear leadership in the following but not limited to areas, wheat flour milling, warehouse operations, grain elevator operations, and maintenance. You should understand lean manufacturing principles, food safety and cGMP’s. The plant operates 24-hour up to seven days per week.

Date Posted:
$90,000 - $130,000 / year


  • Manage, grain, milling and production line operations, including food safety, plant quality, customer experience, employee and asset safety, operation efficiencies, plant security, plant environmental, cost savings, budgets, continuous improvement, and drive initiatives and innovation that generate new opportunities. As well as coaching and mentoring management team by utilizing lean manufacturing practices.
  • Be a leader for our Plant Team and cross functionally throughout the company.
  • Mandate adherence to all safety guidelines and work to provide a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Champion continuous improvement across all operational disciplines.
  • Utilize LEAN, statistical and data-visualization tools.
  • Manage daily and long-term production activities to meet or exceed budgeted quality, yield, and operating cost targets by managing equipment efficiency and productivity.
  • Manage the physical facilities, production equipment and all associated maintenance in accordance with best practices, statutory regulations and all company policies and procedures.
  • Determine appropriate actions with respect to changing situations resulting from manpower or material changes and formulates appropriate action plans.
  • Develop and mentor professional growth & advancement of department managers.
  • Create an empowered culture to ensure that organization and its people understand the goals and objectives of the business and that they have the resources and leadership support to accomplish them. Provide an environment which ensures and provides for open and healthy communications.
  • Team with Engineering and Technical Milling groups to develop improved processes and/or materials.
  • Lead cost control and productivity objectives though department managers – maintaining necessary controls to insure that stated objective are met.



  • Ideally, Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years relevant job experience (or equivalent experience).
  • 5+ years’ manufacturing leadership experience as a Operations Manager.
  • Strong leadership behaviors and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated safety and food safety champion behaviors.
  • Grain management experience a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (communication, coaching, setting expectations, providing feedback).
  • Demonstrated problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and lead others to work as a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, access, etc.
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated Continuous Improvement processes.
  • Manufacturing and warehousing optimization processes.
  • Demonstrated scheduling and process optimization for bulk loading/unloading, warehouse and/or packaging operation.



  • Extreme climate or climate variation.
  • Heat up to 100 degrees and lows of 40 degrees.
  • Changes of >30 degrees within a shift.
  • Exposure to manufacturing equipment hazards, especially forklifts.
  • Standing and walking on concrete floor.
  • Climbing of ladders.


  • Medical Insurance (first day of the month after start date)
  • Health Savings, and or Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D, Employer Paid
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accident Insurance, Optional
  • Critical Illness Insurance, Optional
  • 401K, Employer Match
  • PTO & Vacation Pay
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Company Product Discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement, up to $5,000.00 per calendar year
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
  • Company Incentive Plan
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Relocation Available

PHM Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. ​