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Director of Operations

Appleton, WI
If you are an experienced Operations leader with a hands on approach to manufacturing, we may have an opportunity for you!  We are partnered with a phenomenal manufacturing company in the Green Bay WI area in search of a Director of Operations.  The Director of Operations will develop and manage operations of the business including cost, quality, and performance measures for the business as well as strategic initiatives. This leader must have a track record of success in driving results, building talent pipeline, and executing plans for growth.
Our client offers a fantastic working culture, room for advancement, competitive compensation package and full relocation assistance for those willing to relocate to beautiful Wisconsin!
• Drive successful metrics for safety, efficiency, quality, and delivery.
•Develop and lead results in safety, efficiency and quality to achieve annual business objectives.
• Create solutions by utilizing internal/external resources to solve equipment, tooling, facility and process problems.
•Establish a plan of cost savings, strategic sourcing results, and productivity improvements, which align with the division's growth initiatives.
•Experience with automated manufacturing processes.
•Responsible for preparation and management of the P&L
•Work with the engineering team, production team, financial team, and the supplier base to develop and implement initiatives to improve variable and direct margins of the product line.
•Must be extremely customer-focused and supportive
•Lead benchmarking activities to stay up to date on innovative manufacturing processes.
•Drive product sustainability results in engineering, cost reduction, product support, and warranty.
•Champion the hiring, people development, and long term resource planning necessary to ensure a stable pipeline of talent for future business needs.
 •Coach and develop work teams to have positive and proactive attitudes, personal accountability, and superior quality.
•Provide leadership that will allow achievement of a flexible and fast responding workforce, in a fast paced, dynamic organizational environment.
•Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years related experience in manufacturing operations management is required.
•Track record of leadership, a positive attitude, accountability, coaching, and conflict resolution
•Ability to manage and effectively multi task.
•Change agent that demonstrates original thinking, generates suggestions, and develops innovative approaches for improving work flow and processes.
•Develops self and others with potential for future opportunities in the organization.
•Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, to include strong working knowledge of
•Strategic Vision - ability to progressively lead an organization towards the achievement of a long term strategy while anticipating future change implications and impact.
•Business strategy development and execution.
•Customer focused, understanding how the business functions link together to support the customer (i.e. engineering, materials and sales).
•Lead and coordinate successful cross-functional improvements with analytical skills.
•Strong business acumen, to include understanding of financial operations and P&L.
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