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Director of Operations

Michigan City, Indiana 46360 | Permanent Hire

Job ID: 7503 Industry: Industry Pay Rate: 100,000

Director of Operations

Our customer, a Precision Machining Manufacturer is adding a Director of Operations to their Management Team supporting growth and their 5 year strategic plan. Located 45 minutes east of Chicago, IL and 45 Minutes East of Elkhart, IN, you shall enjoy the Southern rim of a Lake Michigan community with great sights and activities.  

Top Reasons to Work with Us?
  • The organization we are representing is Growing, Robust, and focused on sustained growth. 
  • Precision manufactured products are industry leaders in engineering tolerances, applications supporting world wide markets. 
  • If you Fit the role, YOU are speaking directly with the Decision Maker so your time is not wasted! 

What’ s in it for you?
  • Implementation of best practices within Materials, Procurement, Logistics supporting internal supply channels and external customer orders. 
  • Ability to leverage your Lean methodologies improving product supply, WIP to Finished Good conversions affecting Top Line revenue growth.  
  • Interacting daily with the Company President, mentoring 5 direct reports, and supporting 170K SKU' s in the process.
  • Driving a culture of safety that is supported through all channels of the organization.

What you will be doing?
  • Provide strategic and tactical development, implementation,  management and support of the organizations operations FOCUSED on Materials Management, Procurement, Logistics, Warehouse/Distribution of Product.
  • Work closely with Engineering & Manufacturing to ensure product supply of raw materials & WIP inventories exceed manufacturing standard of excellence with Zero defects.
  • Directly participate and influence of safety programs to ensure everyone works in an incident free environment. 
  • Assist with the operational strategy and logistics of a new plant build plan that ensures a NO LOSS production schedule.
  • Mentor and elevate direct report structure to operate a Peak performance Measures.
  • Communicate and Manage operational KPI' s pertaining to strategic goals and deliverables.
  • Interpret, manage, influence Operational component of the P&L that supports the Sales Plan.  

What you need for this position?
  • BS with demonstrated Operational Management experience heavily focused on Materials Management.
  • APICS certification; ERP working knowledge. SAP MM/PP module knowledge.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret, and manage a P&L report.
  • Perform Capitol Budgeting that supports the overall Strategic Budget developed by the company President.
  • Management by Objectives.
  • Hands on employee mentoring and development.
  • Facility & Equipment maintenance.
  • Focus on Safety.
  • Lean Manufacturing methodology.

What We’ d Like to See ~ But Not a Showstopper:
  • Black Belt trained in Lean Manufacturing.

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