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Req ID:  87396
Function:  Supply Chain
Posted:  Mar 17, 2023

Hunt Valley, MD, US, 21031

Operations Director





COTY is looking for smart leaders who are tenacious, passionate, and fearlessly kind.


We are looking for an OPERATIONS DIRECTOR to join our site leadership team in Hunt Valley, Maryland.   In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing all our Color Cosmetics and OTC Skincare manufacturing operations producing more than 115M units annually.  Leading a team of 8 direct reports, and approximately 150 indirect reports you will be responsible for all elements of the balanced scorecard including safety, quality, productivity, sustainability, on-time delivery, cost, and efficiency.




At Coty, our mission is to create forward-thinking beauty through products that provide new, innovative, and simply better science-based solutions.  Founded in Paris in 1904, today we are a global leader in beauty with more than 50 iconic cosmetic, skincare and fragrance brands. Coty serves consumers around the world, selling luxury and mass market products in more than 130 countries and territories.


Our Hunt Valley Factory is the North American Center of Excellence for Color Cosmetics & OTC skincare products.  We are proud to support some of Coty’s most iconic brands including COVERGIRL, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Philosophy and Max Factor.




In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Directing the operations team in the successful achievement of the committed production plan, through the daily direction setting process, hands on leadership, clear expectations and problem solving.
  • Setting operational targets and expectations and developing clear actions plans and processes to maximize the performance of manufacturing systems and production lines
  • Delivering financial commitments for conversion cost and indirect expenses through management of the direct labor, consumables, and equipment parts budgets
  • Collaborating with cross functional teams, to achieve exceptional results
  • Collaborating with the site General Manager and Leadership team, in developing, and implementing site master plan to achieve step change operational results and operational transformation.
  • Collaborating with Operational Excellence leader, to build a strong culture of excellence and continuous improvement, and best in class processes to guarantee predictable and excellent operational performance.
  • Coaching and developing your team to improve performance
  • Collaborating with Engineering to identify capital investment strategy for the operation to drive improve costs, efficiency, and effective capacity utilization of equipment in support of business needs
  • Collaborating with the planning team to analyze short term and long-term production capacity needs and build an operational strategy to support the business demand.
  • Working with Human Resources to define the ideal operational organization, associated required capabilities and build a strong talent pool with clearly identified succession planning.
  • Ensuring 5S, Housekeeping and GMP standards are established and maintained across the site
  • Generating a high level of team engagement, commitment, and strong accountability within the operation





We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Bachelor’s degree in major technical field or Management required, Engineering degree preferred OR equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of proven experience in a challenging and fast-paced manufacturing environment; preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Deep understanding of Production Packing processes, filling and bulk making techniques
  • Solid experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of Safety and QA standards
  • Proven ability to develop capabilities, to coach and develop talent
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization
  • An achievement focused hands-on leader capable of operating both deep in the details and highly strategic at the same time.


  • MBA or similar advanced degree
  • Experience with FDA approved manufacturing practices
  • Demonstrated experience in culture change & leadership of large multifunctional teams
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP




  • Competitive Salary and Bonus eligibility
  • Competitive Benefit Package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance & More – Effective on your date of hire!
  • 401K with up to 6% Company match after 90 days
  • Flexible Time Off – Eleven Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Summer Fridays & Winter Shutdown
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fitness & Health Club Reimbursement
  • VIP Access to Coty’s Internal Company Store for discounted products
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement


This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.








Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster, and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Coty is deeply committed to changing the conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.  If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!




We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Country/Region:  US
City:  Hunt Valley

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore