Director of Operations (ID:41331)
Our client is investing in people and in capital to grow an already successful manufacturing business.  With an excellent reputation to their OEM clients, they are expanding their production facilities, offering other product options to their customers, and continuing to look for other facilities opportunities.  This privately held company is looking for an excellent operations leader.

The Director of Operations will be responsible for the performance of all Operations Department functions – Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Material Management, Quality, Production Scheduling, Safety and Maintenance for 3 facilities within the operation.  Implement synergies, best practices, and processes across the plants.


Roles & Responsibilities

· Lead, manage and hold team accountable to the organization’s policies and procedures.

· Review and approve plans for the control of planned outputs, budget spending, production staffing, labor efficiency, material efficiency, and product quality.

· Achieve desired results in safety by demonstrating personal commitment and leading safety processes to sustain a safe work environment.  Implement and coordinate department safety education and processes in accordance with company and industry best practices.

· Embrace and implement a Lean Principles Continuous Improvement System to improve quality, on-time delivery, and reduce operating costs and inventory.  Responsible for training, mentoring and coaching managers and supervisors on processes and tools that will drive continuous improvement results.

· Define and recommend objectives in each area of Operations.  Develop specific short-term and long-term plans and programs, together with supporting budget requests and financial estimates.

· Review performance against operating plans and standards.  Provide reports to subordinates on interpretation of results and approves changes in direction of plans.

· Present weekly reports on performance as requested by the President.

· Manage budgets throughout the Operations Department.

· Lead the implementation of new manufacturing processes, product, and systems technology to meet the business objective.

· Develop and recommend corporate operations policy within the Operations Department.

· Hold weekly staff meetings to foster team communications, review performance and set near term activities and targets.

· Participate in weekly leadership meetings, quarterly reviews, and annual strategic planning events.

· Maintain appropriate communications within areas of responsibility.

· Coach and mentor Production Managers/Plant Managers at various facilities.

· Keeps employees informed as to company/department plans and progress.


Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Operations Management, or equivalent
  • 5-7 years previous operations management experience, including forecasting and scheduling
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth.
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive – but able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities.
  • Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.

About Versique:

Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm based in Minneapolis, MN specializing in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Our experienced functional recruiting teams work within a variety of areas of expertise (HR, Finance & Accounting, Demand Generation, IT, and Engineering) and broad industries (Healthcare, Banking, Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Private Equity, and Family-Owned). Voted as a “Star Tribune Best Places to Work” three years in a row by our employees, Versique is one of the largest and fastest growing staffing and recruiting firms in the Midwest. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation: ver-seek.

Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.



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