Dir, Production in Battle Ground, WA

$250K - $500K(Ladders Estimates)

Polaris Industries Inc   •  

Battle Ground, WA 98604

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


15+ years

Posted 40 days ago

Job Description

Production Dir

Major Accountabilities

1. Responsible for directing production, quality, facilities & maintenance, production engineering, safety, materials, procurement, finance, and human resources within the operation while partnering with internal & external partners to ensure execution and improvement across all key performance metrics including cost, quality, safety, new product launch and delivery.

2. Drives year over year cost and efficiency improvements to improve gross margins.

3. Implements plans and programs to enable best-in-class operating procedures and drive continuous rates of improvement in productivity, capacity utilization, reduced costs (labor, materials, waste/rework, and inventory), quality and safety.

4. Promotes and maintains a safe working environment for employees.

5. Ensures supply chain & operational readiness for new product launches and related metrics (i.e. on-time start of production, manufacturing cycle time and quality).

6. Plans, directs, organizes and coordinates all of the operations and activities relating to product manufacturing and production control to streamline the systems and improve material flow.

7. Maintains and builds customer relationships and leads teams in the development of new customer initiatives, including joint teams to address key areas for improvement.

8. Coordinates all manufacturing activities with business, core manufacturing plants, sales, engineering and quality teams to ensure that product requirements and quality standards are met.

9. Acts as owner and steward for product quality and quality improvements.

10. Builds a culture of high performance and continuous improvement, using lean standard work at a fundamental level to create a culture that ensures all personnel are using standard work in the execution of duties.

11. Develops annual business plans for departmental expenses as well as managing inventory and production plans. Minimizes excess and obsolete inventory.

12. Responsible for the development of managers and team members. Develops and maintains objectives, development plans, performance reviews and succession plans.

13. Fosters positive employee relations and high employee engagement.

14. Charters, facilitates, and leads teams to execute transformational improvement initiatives with direct and indirect labor.

15. Manages all capital projects to ensure implementation is within timeline, budget, and expected payback.

16. Community involvement and leadership.

Critical Competencies for Success

  • A seasoned and knowledgeable manufacturing executive who has led large-scale manufacturing plants through all phases of development, including start-up, growth, and mature organizations. Deep and impressive experience managing complex operations with a wide geographic scope and network. Proven ability to assess and improve an operation and knowledge of the latest technology trends.
  • Exceptional leadership, team, and people skills. An individual who can set the vision and strategy aligned with the overall business. In addition, he or she must be able to set the metrics and hold people accountable to achieving the desired results. Finally, this executive must be a change agent who can develop and motivate his team to higher levels of accomplishment.
  • Relationship Building, influencing and interpersonal skills: Ability to develop deep relationships with third party leaders and with key executives and directors at Polaris.
  • High Potential and Promotable: An individual that has a proven track record of advancement and is highly promotable.


  • 15+ years of manufacturing engineering/leadership in heavy assembly/automotive industries, including previous leadership experience as Plant Manager of large or multi-site production facilities.
  • Strong preference for Electrical and Mechanical Assembly expertise
  • Leadership capabilities to achieve two levels of promotion.
  • Plant leadership, including driving key metrics and culture.
  • Union or positive employee relations experience.
  • Robust experience and education on lean or similar continuous improvement systems.
  • 4 year degree in engineering or business related field required, masters preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to be hands-on in the operation.
  • Willingness and ability to develop talent.

Experience integrating mergers and acquisitions.

Req No.


Job Category



US - Battle Ground, WA



Education Requirements

4 year degree or higher preferred

Years of Experience Required

7 Years Experience

Valid Through: 2019-10-31