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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




Relocation Available?            No

Job Grade:                             F                   


As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula.

Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

As your career develops, Ingredion offers a diverse set of career options in the US, Canada and abroad.  Our company continues to grow, organically, geographically and through acquisition.