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Operations Lead

Operations Lead

Requisition ID 
Job Locations 
US-MO-North Kansas City
Job Family 
Manufacturing (MF)

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Position Location:  North Kansas City, MO

Business Unit:  North America


Ingredion is hiring a Operations Lead for our North Kansas City facility.  This position directly manages hourly production employees in accordance with daily productivity, quality and safety goals. This position also ensures compliance with other plant policies including HACCP, GMP, Food Safety, etc. as well as supports both production scheduling and planned & reactive maintenance activities.


As a Operations Lead, your resonsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring compliance with all Plant Rules

  • Ensuring compliance with all plant productivity requirements

  • Ensuring operators are accountable to their job requirements

  • Ensuring operator staffing is appropriate for shift requirements

  • Coordinating/Supporting compliance with production schedule requirements

  • Coordinating all necessary Preventative & Reactive Maintenance requirements

  • Supporting plant cost control initiatives & measures

  • Coordinaing/Supporting Plant Loss Accounting (OEE) systems

  • Supporting outside departments, including the lab and maintenance.

SHE & Quality

  • Supporting all safety and quality initiatives, including performing and assisting in investigations.
  • Ensuring compliance with all plant safety procedures & guidelines.
  • Coordinating/Executing plant safety training requirements
  • Completing/Executing all required safety & environmental inspections
  • Ensuring compliance with all Incident & Accident Investigation/ Corrective Action Requirements
  • Ensuring Workforce compliance with all plant quality procedures & guidelines.
  • Ensuring all production activities are performed in accordance with all ISO and GMP requirements.


The Operations Lead position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Supports continuous improvement projects and initiatives.

  • Offers new ideas and thinks outside the box.

  • Ensures team adaptability, flexibility, and readiness to change.

  • Professionally lead and manage production requirements with direct reports.

  • Create an environment conductive to teamwork on shift and with other supervisors.

  • Participate and/or lead teams

  • Coordinate completion of new hourly employee training programs

  • Support employee coaching & counseling guidelines

  • Support HR progressive discipline program

  • Ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreement between USW & Ingredion Incorporated

  • Support salaried performance management system & agreed requirements

  • Support Plant Management Communication Programs (MEI, Supervisor Development, etc.)

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field OR 5 years of demonstrated effective supervisory experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications

  • Familiar with SAP

  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills

  • Assertive, creative, energetic and positive thinking

  • Must be available to work any shift



Relocation Available?            No

Job Grade:                             F                   


If you are inspired by professional challenges and the rewards that come from a high level of performance, then Ingredion is the company for you. At Ingredion you can be a member of a globally connected team inspired to achieve great things.


We believe in the power of our people to work together to seize opportunities, overcome obstacles and exceed expectations. Each day, individuals make a meaningful difference in the quality of our products and the success of our technology and operations and, in turn, the quality of life for consumers.

A career at Ingredion combines the benefits and professional opportunities afforded a $7 billion leader in our industry with the dynamic environment and team-driven culture you’d expect in a much smaller company.  Despite its global scope and the advancement opportunities that come with it, Ingredion has the intimacy of a mid-size company, one where different perspectives are sought and where relationships matter.