General Manager/Director of Operations

Location: Dakota County, Minnesota
Date Posted: 07-23-2018
Our client, is a large manufacturing organization in the greater Twin Cities, they are seeking a Director of Operations to join a growing team and drive growth through operational, commercial and continuous improvement transformation excellence for multiple manufacturing sites.
As the head of Operations for our client, this position reports directly to the business President.  This role will oversee all manufacturing, engineering, quality, safety, business development and customer experience functions.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Work with business leaders from across the company, developing strategy and driving execution on the overall product roadmap.
  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive engineering and manufacturing strategies and programs that support the business goals in line with the business plan and appropriate market growth strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with customers, suppliers, team members and support areas to develop solutions and high-quality products for the customer
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives throughout the North American sites. Works closely with operations managers and quality team to ensure proper expectations are being set and deliverables are meeting expectations by site; successfully enable scalability to achieve goals of meeting quality, cost, and delivery objectives.
  • Align with the VP of Innovation and business development to support growth through diversification.
  • Leverage capability and capacity across multi-site manufacturing locations; align with VP of Sales to ensure the infrastructure is in place to support the revenue stream.
  • Cultivate an environment that drives high employee engagement and reflects core values.
  • Develop and drive plans to meet Business Unit financial objectives and performance and also capability growth
  • Participate in Senior Leadership Team in strategic planning, visioning and positioning of Business Unit Minimum
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field
• 10 years related experience in a manufacturing leadership role with responsibility for large, multi-process plant operations
• Experience leading continuous improvement or Lean Manufacturing transformation
• Demonstrated track record driving profitability and growth initiatives
Critical Competencies:
• Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills throughout all levels of the organization
• Solid business and financial acumen with the ability to develop strategies to achieve and sustain competitive advantage
• Critical thinking to anticipate risks and devise contingency plans
• Focus the organization on efforts that add significant value

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