Director of Operations (ID:42001)
As a design and manufacturer providing critical systems and components to OEMs, our client has experienced significant growth.  With substantial investment in people and facilities, our client is continuing a 5-year plan of growth across other industries and within other product offerings. This is a values-based organization with a high-energy, engaged workforce that values people and takes pride in the products they produce.  What a great time to join our client company and have some fun!
This Operations Leader is responsible for strategic and operational excellence in managing all Value Stream manufacturing and Facility/Maintenance activities. This position leads a team of 3 production managers, representing 3 value streams, and reports to the VP of Ops.  Accountable for developing and leading an engaged workforce, ensuring compliance with all company policies, maintaining a safe work environment, meeting production schedules and standards in accordance with customer requirements, ensuring quality procedures are adhered to, maintaining optimum production at the least possible cost, defining problem areas and other areas for improvement, and implementing solutions.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Coach, mentor, develop and grow leaders. Lead, manage, and hold team accountable.
  • Create a great work environment through developing first class leaders and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safe working environment and open communications.
  • Foster an environment that aligns with Core Values and builds upon a culture that is of service to employees and greater community.
  • Visible and engaged leadership style that empowers and promotes involvement, communication, clear expectations, accountability, and a passion for excellence.
  • Collaborate with your manager and Leadership team in the development of performance goals, long-term operational plans, operational efficiency, and increased productivity.
  • Establish manufacturing strategies, production footprint and space planning needed to support business growth and customer requirements effectively and efficiently.
  • Monitor capacity vs. load for key manufacturing processes for the Value Stream (equipment & people). Lead efforts to expand capacity to support demand.
  • Be an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindedness to new ideas and opportunities.
  • Ensure that Operations Managers are driving daily accountability actions through the standard process and recognizing accomplishments daily.
  • Lead overall manufacturing & facility operations initiatives for the facility, facilitating the achievement of operational goals for People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost targets & meeting customer commitments.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to Safety and leading safety processes to sustain a safe work environment.
  • Ensures that quality procedures & standards are adhered to meet the requirements of the finished product and uphold the brand.
  • Responsible for implementing and sustaining a metric driven culture where data is used to monitor performance and drive decisions to optimize operations and exceed customer expectations.
  • Ensure execution of Daily Management through Standard Work, 5S, Tiered Boards (metrics/KPIs), and workforce agility (cross training), etc.
  • Accountable for the overall budget and financial performance of manufacturing operations.
  • Drives lean transformation and ensures that the concept of “lean principles” are in force throughout manufacturing in support of the Operational goals.
  • Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing procedures equipment in collaboration with CI, Engineering, and Quality.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 8+ years manufacturing leadership experience required.
  • Process & results driven mindset with a focus on continuous improvement and leadership development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate teams, resolve conflict, and act as an agent of change.
  • Take action, collaborate, build relationships.

About Versique:
Versique is one of the largest recruiting firms in the Midwest and specializes in both consulting and permanent placement. With a valuable blend of functional, industry and recruiting experience, our award-winning team of headhunters has a proven track record of delivering exceptional talent acquisition solutions. 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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