International Operations Manager

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-0201

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  30947

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Applied Technology is dedicated to feeding a growing world population. How would you like to see your creation every time you take a drive through the countryside and know it is putting food on the table? Our technology in precision agriculture drives tractors down the field, wirelessly connects the field and the office, and protects the environment with controlled outputs. Join our team, and help farmers around the world grow more with less.

Responsible to plan, manage, and direct operational activities at international sites to achieve efficient, economical, and timely shipment of products.

Essential Functions

  • Execute budgets, short-term plans, long-term plans, policies, procedures, and initiatives.
  • In collaboration with leadership staff, develop and execute international site(s) budgets, short-term plans and long-term plans
  • Travel regularly to site(s) of responsibility.
  • Work with the site(s) team members and leadership to ensure maximization of resources
  • Meet or exceed divisional manufacturing goals in terms of production rates, totals and timelines, while also achieving goals for the cost of operations
  • Act as liaison between corporate office and site(s).
  • Manages necessary supply relationships with vendor partners.
  • Delegatge appropriate responsibilities and assignments to team members.
  • Keep informed of new developments in the economy or marketplace that are relative to the success of the division.
  • Oversee and ensure various programs essential to manufacturing procedures are established and maintained to division standards to include training, safety, waste reduction, and labor costs.
  • Monitor and initiate improvement projects to current processes or policies.
  • Research and obtain any required product or business licenses or binding rulings for import/export for country/region.
  • Maintain understanding of trade regulations in country/region and assure compliance.
  • Assure staffing requirements are met.
  • Encourage team member growth and development.
  • Administer team member performance reviews, goal setting, and participate in salary planning.
  • Maintain records on direct reports in relation to attendance and performance.
  • Demonstrates the Dimensions of Competition and Raven Team Member Values in their daily actions and encourages their teams to do the same.
  • May be called upon to perform comparable duties of a similar or related nature and/or assist in other areas as needed.
  • Learning, understanding, continuously improving, and promoting the division’s quality management system in accordance with ISO standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering field.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. International training or experience is preferred.
  • Ability to speak or learn native language fluently of country/region(s) of business.
  • Capability to coach, mentor, and empower team members to succeed.
  • Problem-Solving abilities.   Ability to identify waste and creatively look for solutions.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 50% of time.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing operations and procedures, including knowledge of general accounting.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • High level of patience and service. Ability to motivate team members.
  • Ability to be flexible and multitask. Creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
  • Annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check required. Refer to Raven Vehicle Operations Policy CS-13 for guidelines.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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