Director of Operations (Manufacturing Facility – Southeast U.S.) Position Detail
Position Name: Director of Operations (Manufacturing Facility – Southeast U.S.)


Access Source Group, Inc. has been retained by the COO of a long time client for a Director of Operations for a single manufacturing single that is a well established & profitable business unit owned by an international manufacturing corporation with revenues of $10B+.

This role is responsible for all operations activities (production, manufacturing engineering, quality, continuous improvement and production support) of their highly integrated facility with low volume, high mix manufacturing of mechanical and electro-mechanical products that includes heavy CNC machining and plating for a facility with over 200 employees that operates on two shifts. The operations have a high level of complexity yet an established and proven workforce. The Director of Operations will have multiple direct reports (5-6) and a team of over 150 employees.

Requires strong collaborative leadership abilities understanding the balance of listening and empowering while also knowing how to assert structured management skills towards continued growth and new opportunities. High visibility with regular interaction with senior leadership, leading presentations for plant and corporate level, training & development of teams to being hands-on and visible in the day-day operations.

Part of the duties are:

  • Coach and direct the work of a team of leaders in every facet of operations.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate all the manufacturing activities.
  • Establish, implement and monitor methods and measures to ensure quality and low cost, timely shipments.
  • Direct the development and implementation of standards and goals, ensuring they support he organization’s business plans.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the flow of information necessary to plan and evaluate performance.
  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Develop manufacturing plans and budgets, in conjunction with supporting functions, relating to materials, labor, capital equipment, quality and service levels, and procedures.
  • Serve as site champion for Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Production Performance, Environmental, and Budget attainment.

To be successful in the role of Director of Operations, you will need:

  • Solid experience in senior management with broad responsibilities, including overseeing all responsibilities for the Operations structure.
  • Strong manufacturing operations experience in built to order machining, final assembly environments, ideally with electro-mechanical products.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of and experience in high/low volume manufacturing in mechanical or electro-mechanical.
  • Significant and demonstrated experience in successful implementation of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and/or other continuous improvement programs.
  • Experience in materials activities (procurement, planning, logistics).
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting and thorough understanding of financial statements.
  • Strong PC skills in business applications.
  • Significant experience in and knowledge of the functionality and features of ERP systems, preferably JD Edwards.
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivating skills.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including polished presentation abilities.
  • High energy and the ability to handle multiple projects with high priorities.
  • A proven track record of goal achievement, including deadlines and company goals.

Travel will be required; both domestically and internationally, up to 15% of the time. Senior Management is  accountable for the effectiveness of the Quality and Environmental management system and ensuring the systems conform to ISO 14001 and meet ISO 9001 standards. Ensuring that policy & objectives are established and aligned with the direction of the corporation Ensuring the resources needed are available. Promoting continuous improvement. Safety & Facility management

People Management Responsibilities:

Lead the Operations team in close partnership with the General Manager. Perform management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible for setting and maintaining a productive, positive, open, trusting, and can-do culture in the operations environment, and engaging in appropriate community events to ensure our client is viewed as the employer of choice in this region.

Location: United States
Compensation: $175/k base with bonus plan
Post Date: December 6, 2019
Experience: 16+ years
Education: Bachelors
Relocation Required: Yes
Notes: For confidential consideration, please contact me at [email protected]
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