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Title:  Plant Manager - 1st Shift

Req ID:  847
Job Category:  Manufacturing / Truck Driver

Aurora, US, 80011

Salary Range

$108,708.00 USD - $201,876.00 USD annually        

Dare To Dream


At Serta Simmons Bedding, we dare to dream and work differently. We’re proud to be one of the largest bedding manufacturers in North America and lead the way with our iconic brands - Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


When you join our company, you become part of winning team that is excited and committed to helping our customers get a good night’s sleep.


Fueled by care for our people and their safety, we provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, and employee perks, and most importantly, the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers. 


We currently have an opening for an Operations Manager in Aurora, CO.  The person selected will be responsible for overall operations at an assigned plant including, but not limited to, supply management, production scheduling, manufacturing, shipping, warehouse, maintenance, people management, and implementation of change initiatives; managing effective health & safety, compliance, quality assurance standards and training and development of assigned staff; and develops and manages budget for site operations.


How You'll Do It



  • Build a safety culture and drive the implementation of safety policies and training in compliance with the company safety program and OSHA regulations to eliminate work-related injuries.
  • Set up a review process to analyze production, quality control, maintenance, and operational data to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications and operating or production problems.
  • Confer with managers to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and obtain necessary data on customer orders and delivery.
  • Plan, monitor and direct production and establish priorities, balancing effective customer service and cost factors and optimizing utilization of people and equipment within a just-in-time environment.
  • Develop and implement operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality and safety.
  • Oversee the revision of product schedules and priorities as a result of equipment failure or operating problems and consult with Engineering on equipment modification and other continuous improvement efforts.
  • Supervise schedules and evaluate the work performance of direct and indirect reports.  Foster positive working relationships and respond proactively to performance concerns; discipline; employee complaints, concerns or problems; and other employee relations matters.  Ensure consistency in the application of Company policies and procedures.
  • Partner with Regional Operations Leaders to manage the profitability for the plant.
  • Active Champion of all quality and lean initiatives.

What You'll Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years’ plant leadership experience in manufacturing, supply chain, materials management, logistics and quality control
  • 5+ years’ experience in Safety and Risk program
  • Lean Manufacturing experience – green belt preferred



Serta Simmons Bedding is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug-Free Working Environment.  It is committed to not discriminating and treating all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Nearest Major Market: Denver