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Operations Manager
Red Wing Shoe Company
Red Wing Shoe Company
Job Location: Potosi, MO

Operations Manager

  • Potosi, MO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Red Wing Shoe Company is based in Red Wing, Minnesota, just 40 minutes from St. Paul, where our corporate office sits along the Mississippi River in downtown Red Wing. We are a global company with 2300 employees around the world, but we maintain a close-knit team atmosphere that comes with being a privately held company. Were rich in history and tradition, but innovation drives us to deliver best-in-class product solutions and highly rated customer experiences. Our focus on our people and culture results in meaningful employee engagement across the organization. Our Guiding Principles of Living our Values, Honoring our Brands, Inspiring Our People, Centering on the Customer, and Preserving the Long Term Success and Legacy of Our Company are the foundation on which we build our future.

Job Description

Provide general management and strategic leadership for all aspects of manufacturing operations in Potosi, MO to drive achievement of business objectives and continuous improvement of people and processes.


  1. Develop and implement goals and action plans assuring alignment within US manufacturing, Supply Chain and other business partners to achieve business objectives: safety, quality, cost, delivery and people.

  2. Drive continuous improvement of system/process resources through effective assessment of capabilities and maximization of resources to improve current processes and procure externally where appropriate to achieve objectives.

  3. Drive continuous improvement of human resources through effective assessment of capabilities, development of internal resources and leveraging external sourcing where needed to achieve objectives.

  4. Insure compliance with all company and regulatory policies and procedures. (e.g., safety, quality, finance, human resources).

  5. Insure on time, on brief, on cost and on quality production of new and improved footwear products.

  6. Drive employee engagement, effective communications and positive employee relations.

  7. Insure effective collaboration within Potosi, other manufacturing locations and other business functions.

  8. Achieve financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

  9. Ensure effective plant engagement in research and development of new/improved processes and machinery.

  10. Partner with product creation and global sourcing to determine and execute US Sourcing strategy.

  11. Ensure effectiveness of the staff through communications; salary administration; coaching/counseling; monitoring and appraising job results; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures; selection, training and development; and maintaining a safe, secure and legal work environment.


  • Role model and uphold Red Wing Shoe Companys core values and policies.

  • Continuously develop leadership, technical and business skills.

  • Represent Red Wing Shoe Company within the community.

  • Complete other duties as assigned from time to time by your manager.



Bachelors degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university and seven to ten years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent Leadership and Motivational Skills

  • LEAN (TPS)

  • Business Savvy

  • Computer and systems proficiency

  • Drive for Results

  • Exceptional Team Building and Collaboration skills

  • Excellent Analytical and Innovative Skills

  • Influencing and Negotiation Skills

  • Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills

  • Knowledge of the Footwear Industry and related Manufacturing processes strongly preferred

Additional Information

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor`s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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A good fit is about more than just being able to wiggle your big toe. At Red Wing Shoe Company we're looking for a great overall fit for our team.
Red Wing Shoe Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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