Operations Manager (Woburn, MA)

An Opportunity for a “do-it-right” team leader…

Boston Centerless is the indisputable leader in the industry of raw materials. We deliver the best product via the best processes in the business. We are in search of a people and production-minded Operations Manager with a high sense of urgency that desires to raise the bar for manufacturing and organizational excellence. You have acute attention to detail and strive for perfection in everything you do. You are never complacent because you’re always trying to improve, and you are always focused on driving Lean initiatives and continuous process improvement.

Help us get even better!

You Need…

A fast-changing and dynamic environment where you need to be a part of a high-achieving, high-standards team that has a foundation of productive culture. You get bored of monotony, and you seek a fast-expanding company with no shortage of challenges and opportunities. You need a high performing setting where people always strive for excellence, and a workplace where you aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump in to show the team how it’s done.

We Want…

A high performer and an independent thinker. Someone that is organized, precise, and not afraid of numbers and data. A Person that is focused on developing his/her employees and is passionate about managing people. We desire a collaborative and empathetic leader, because the Operations Manager is responsible for growing the team over the next several years. A professional that WANTS this high-growth opportunity and all that comes with it.

Our Target Person…

  • Is a Humble leader who puts the Team First
  • Takes initiative / Is a Self-starter
  • Has a Mindset of Continuous Improvement
  • Has LEAN Manufacturing experience
  • Is proficient in Written Communication
  • Is Adaptable in any situation because of our fast-changing environment
  • Has a Positive, Can-do attitude that lifts the team’s spirit up

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and communicates with the team daily
  • Focuses on improving quality, on-time delivery, and production efficiencies
  • Uses Reporting Tools to create detailed reports for executives
  • Continuously improves processes within the company
  • Decides the priorities and focus of the team
  • Learns continuously utilizing various resources
  • Tracks goals to make sure the team is achieving them
  • Follows through with all actions and responsibilities

POSITION: Operations Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

What We’re Looking For:

We have an exciting opportunity to join a fun, employee-focused environment with a growing manufacturing company. Reporting to the Operations Manager are Manufacturing Technical Leads and associates on day shift, a Material Handling Manager, a Night shift Manufacturing Manager, and a Production Control Supervisor. You will lead a team of close to 70 associates.

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • Ten or more years in a leadership role in a related field or industry
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to plan and manage manufacturing processes for maximum efficiency and productivity
  • Ability to drive operational excellence while supporting rapidly shifting business demands
  • Highly adaptive and capable of making quick decisions in stressful situations
  • Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions including manufacturing, logistics, and employee management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred (or other related field), or equivalent experience

What You Can Expect (The Day-to-Day):

  • Lead and develop Boston Centerless’ Woburn operations with a focus on improving quality, on-time delivery, and efficiency
  • Focus on implementation of Lean Operations and Continuous process improvement and sustain initiatives in these areas.
    • Lead the Continuous Improvement Committee and spearhead the ideas board implementation
    • Devise strategies for implementation of process improvements to maximize output and minimize costs
  • Ensure continuous training of employees in job-specific skills and lean manufacturing principles
  • Develop and maintain a high performing culture where people strive for excellence
  • Assist in the hiring process, conduct performance reviews, recognize proactive behavior and address unacceptable behavior
  • Ensure workplace safety and accident avoidance
  • Communicate larger company initiatives to production employees and provide digestible big picture view and the impact on the individuals
  • Work proactively with maintenance and engineering departments to solve machine related issues and reduce downtime
  • Plan, monitor and analyze key metrics for day-to-day operations of the material handling department to ensure inventory accuracy, efficient movement of material to operations and on-time delivery of shipments from Woburn and distribution centers


We’re 21st century artisans – utilizing state-of-the-art technology and old-world craftsmanship to provide precision metal bars, pre-production blanks, and material preparation services to companies machining high precision components for a host of industries, such as medical device, aerospace and automotive – helping them achieve success through streamlined operational excellence.

At Boston Centerless, we have built an enduring character and approach to business that we call the “BC Way”. The BC Way transcends the products we sell, the markets we serve, and any of our leaders and individuals. This practice is why we come to work every day (Core Purpose) and how we choose to conduct ourselves through guiding principles (Core Values).

We strive to set an example for the manufacturing industry and continually look to improve customer experience, as well as our work environment. Within our company, we celebrate upholding our Core Values with the Golden Bar Award, which is given to associates to recognize their exemplary efforts.

Our Service Vision of Raising the Bar with every Interaction, with both internal and external customers, translates our ambition of excellence in customer service through exactitude, engagement, and extraordinary attitude and experience.

Core Purpose:

To be a role model for U.S. manufacturing.

Growth ● Opportunity ● Pride ● Significance ● Secret Service ● Community

Core Values:

be Trustworthy ● take Initiative ● put the Team First ● demonstrate Excellence

Service Vision:

Raise the bar with every interaction.

Service Pillars:

be Exact ● be Engaged ● be Extraordinary

Boston Centerless is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status under applicable law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. If you require assistance or accommodation to complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources team.