Operations Manager

Tharp Custom Cabinetry

Loveland, CO


Tharp Custom Cabinetry is family owned and has been in business for over 50 years. We are the largest custom cabinet manufacturer in Colorado, and we create dream spaces through superior customer experiences. Tharp focuses on employees, customers, processes, and continuous improvement, to provide the best quality and lead time to our customers.

We are seeking an Operations Manager who has a passion for Kaizen and loves automation. We are team oriented and seek a core value fit to work with our dynamic Operations team. We need a person who loves working with people, who is organized, will champion Continuous Improvement across multiple departments, embrace change management, and has a desire to grow and learn.

Job Description and Essential Functions:

  • Be a strong fit for Tharp Custom Cabinetry’s Core Values:

o Ownership- Continuous Improvement and take responsibility for our actions.

o Service- Provide the best customer experience possible.

o Integrity- Honest and do what we say.

o Teamwork- We care for one another and work together to win as a team.

o Execute- We’re gritty and achieve excellence through hustle, passion, and perseverance.

  • Leadership of Production department functions, including operations, warehousing, delivery, and engineering.
  • Strong customers focus; Deliver WOW to our customer each time.
  • Decrease remakes & short orders year over year.
  • Drive direct labor cost reduction year over year.
  • Lead and train Tharp’s Kaizen and Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Drive On-time delivery metrics within Engineering, Production, Delivery.
  • Oversee inventory and warehousing initiatives.
  • Develop methods for decreasing material spend year over year.
  • Lead Safety initiatives and Safety teams.
  • Train and develop Operations leadership team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic plans in collaboration with key business stakeholders.
  • Excellent customer relationship skills, including the ability to work with internal and external customers.
  • Active listening and excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good computer skills using MS Office products, CRM, and specialized software programs.
  • Participative management style (mentor, team builder, coach)
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Exceptional work ethic, energy, and drive.
  • Demonstrates alignment with company's code of ethics.
  • Passion for people and improvement.

Education or Formal Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field experience required (or equivalent work experience).
  • 7-10 years of direct work experience in a production and manufacturing leadership role required.

We offer consistent hours with competitive wages and benefit packages including medical and dental plans, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Tharp Custom Cabinetry is a drug-free workplace. Passing a drug screen and background check is required for employment.

Tharp Custom Cabinetry provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.