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HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our family, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.

Job Overview

We are currently looking for an Operations Team Manager II to join our team in Holland, MI.  

This is an operations leadership position responsible for our Holland Components Plant. You will report directly to a Plant Manager or Manufacturing Manager and are responsible for direct management of the plant. Holland Components is a plant of up to 200 people. We are looking for a leader that is metrics driven and can cultivate a positive culture of accountability and continuous improvement. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Achieving targeted objectives for safety, quality, schedule, and cost initiatives, using lean manufacturing concepts and Haworth leadership principles.
  • Manages daily operations processes and initiates corrective actions to achieve conformance to lead fulfillment of quality objectives in compliance with (ISO) 9000 standards.
  • Achieves schedule completion and key support elements of operations (staffing, equipment, tooling, technical services, and others) to ensure effective utilization to improve overall business results.
  • Develops and manages annual labor and overhead budget
  • Works with various teams to achieve member security consistent with Haworth policies, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) standards and ISO 14000.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor's degree (Business Administration, Engineering, or Operations Management preferred) OR equivalent work expeirence required (equivalent is defined as 2 years of manufacturing work experience equals 1 year of formal education required)
  • 8 years leadership/management experience, including 4 years’ experience in an operations environment with 2 years production supervision experience
  • Ability to climb/bend/move in manufacturing environment and spend significant time on shop floor, climbing above floor level and around or over equipment, walking on screen guards, and working in awkward areas of manufacturing environment
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to work in Holland, MI without relocation assistance.  

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Experience leading and participating in lean manufacturing/continuous improvement projects
  • Experience with value stream mapping
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 certified quality control systems, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and materials management techniques
  • Experience with manufacturing materials, metal fabrication, or other process manufacturing
  • Managing and leading groups of 100 or more
  • SAP experience
  • Master's degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or Business 

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 certified quality control systems, lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement, Statistical Process Control (SPC), team organizational structure and leadership principles, and materials management techniques
  • Demonstrated dedication in keeping current with improvements in manufacturing and distribution technologies
  • PC and keyboard/mouse skills required

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


Join the Haworth family. Apply for this job, or learn more about the many possibilities at Haworth, at https://Careers.Haworth.com.

EEO/AA Statement

It is the policy of Haworth to comply with all applicable state, provincial, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, or any other protected classification. 


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This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at careers@haworth.com or (616)-393-1600.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Operations Manager, ERP, Manager, Fabrication, Operations, Technology, Management, Manufacturing

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