Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Bilingual Operations Manager

Fort Wayne, IN

Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum 5 Year, Related Experience

Full Time, Salaried


Arden Companies, a growing and leading manufacturer and distributor of Patio and Outdoor Lifestyle products to the leading retailers in the USA and Canada, has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to be based in Fort Wayne, IN.

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Operations Manager will lead the Fiber department, facilities maintenance, Quality and Inventory teams in Fort Wayne’s high-volume production areas and work with the planning, manufacturing teams to provide the tools necessary to achieve the goals of the plant. Successful candidate will plan and execute manufacturing processes, procedures and master production schedules to comply with internal safety and quality practices. Position will be responsible for continually driving process improvements in the manufacturing area as well as in support functions. Successful candidates must have a passion for on-time, complete, and correct production requirements.



  • Assist plant management to ensure the plant is meeting production schedules, inventory targets, and customer quality requirements.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to specific areas of production; ensure continuous improvement in safety, productivity, quality, raw material utilization, operating costs, and delivery.
  • Manage and report levels of raw materials, WIP inventory and finished goods.
  • Work closely with Warehouse & Shipping Manager and Supervisor to ensure a smooth flow of goods.
  • Ensure all products meet quality requirements working with cross functional teams.
  • Generate new ideas and drive problem solving initiatives with focus on continuous improvement and lean culture.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering required with concentration in supply chain, production, or operations management a plus. 7 years proven manufacturing experience also accepted.
  • Minimum five to seven years manufacturing management experience with knowledge of production processes in high volume manufacturing plant.
  • Six sigma, lean implementation, and/or continuous improvement knowledge preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and people management/development skills to be a change agent.
  • Highly motivated and organized individual who is able to function successfully in a fast paced, cross-functional team environment.
  • Proven strong communication skills; Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Arden Companies participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

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