Are you our new Operations Manager?

You’ll join a growing global cleantech market leader that produces environmentally friendly raw materials for various industries. Shark Solutions is an innovative company at the forefront of advanced and sustainable post-consumer resin materials and dispersions, utilizing PVB (PolyVinyl Butyral) from recycled windshields (laminated glass). Founded in Denmark in 2005, Shark Solutions operates in Denmark, Belgium, and the United States. This ambitious, no-nonsense company prides itself on reducing the environmental impact of various products, decreasing landfill waste, and lowering GHG emissions. This position is based at the US headquarters in Lavonia, GA (near Atlanta). For more information, visit video and website

About the role

As Operations Manager PVB North America, you’ll be directing and managing all Shark Solutions’ USA PVB Recycling plant operations, including production, maintenance, safety, quality, and administration. You are expected to supervise and execute any aspect of the daily operations and maintenance when needed.

To succeed in this role, you must have a solid background, a track record in multiple shift production, manufacturing, lean operations, and a passion for building and leading high-performing teams. We need a strong execution person with experience in improvement/expansion projects. You will lead from the front, empowering, motivating, and developing your team. This position reports directly to the Operations Director at the company’s European HQ.

Main tasks & responsibilities
Main tasks & responsibilities
  • Oversee and execute day-to-day operations of Shark Solutions US based PVB Recycling plants.
  • Maintain a safe work environment through best-in-class safety policies and training.
  • Ensure a high product quality at the highest level of production efficiency.
  • Drive operational excellence in lean manufacturing (5S, TPM, continuous improvement).
  • Maintain a well-trained and responsible workforce (currently around 15 FTE).
  • Ensure all equipment and building features are maintained and functional at high standards.
  • Oversee contractors while at the company location performing contract work.
  • Maintain good relations with customers and suppliers.
  • Ensure the Plant is operating under regulatory guidelines and requirements (including permits, safety, quality, and others).
  • Responsible for plant operations, human resources, P&L and budget, and planning for the USA Shark PVB plant.
  • Supervise USA Shark PVB Recycling Plant Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisors.
  • Maintain good communication with Company Headquarters, and other Operations Managers within the group, including the sharing of best practices to maximize success.
  • Support Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives of the business.
  • Be a team player and contribute to the continued success and growth of business.
Your Work Experience & Education:
Your Work Experience & Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial manufacturing, or similar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Dynamics Business Central
  • Lean Six Sigma certification is a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in similar roles with a proven track record in operational excellence
  • Experience in managing and motivating high-performing operational teams—communicating vision and setting clear goals
  • Experience working in a multicultural, international company is a plus
  • Physical Demands: The position requires occasional climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Frequent lifts and/or moving up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to twenty-five (25) pounds are to be expected. This job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Your Skills, Traits & Style:
Your Skills, Traits & Style:
  • Superior Contemporary Leadership skills that are driven by:

Pro-active leadership to build a collaborative team environment.

Operational excellence with the ability to identify, implement, and drive changes

Outstanding external and internal stakeholder management skills

  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Organized and detailed
  • Outstanding English written and verbal communication
  • Approachable
  • Great communicator and a good listener
  • Pragmatic—you get things done
  • Hands-on, Can-do, Can-try approach
What We Offer is more than just a job
What We Offer is more than just a job
  • An excellent team-focused work environment with visibility for your efforts and professional growth opportunities.
  • An opportunity to join a truly innovative and fast-growing international company.
  • Attractive compensation package and benefits.
Reach out to our hiring team on LinkedIn
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