Director of Operations


Torrington, CT

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 32 days ago

  by    Edward Bradstreet

This job is no longer available.

VISION: Hands-on role, primarily on the floor, leading this manufacturing operation through the final stages of a turnaround. Niche design and manufacturing operation has excellent upside as a business that serves global specialty markets. This role requires a leader with a record of upgrading productivity and quality standards through the introduction of lean "best practices", team development, and hands-on leadership. Future upside potential to Vice President.

OPPORTUNITY: Reporting to the President, and partnering with Engineering and Sales, you will lead a team of 80+ in purchasing, materials management, inventory control, production, quality, logistics, and facilities. Business model is engineering, production, assembly and shipping with some components outsourced. Key challenges are:

  • Establishing and communicating the direction of operations, turning strategy into actions
  • Building on continuing process development to improve KPIs (OTD, scrap reduction, etc.)
  • Lean manufacturing principles – redouble efforts to improve and/or create more efficient operations process.
  • Strengthen teamwork among operations associates in sharing common, understood objectives linked to the company's success.
  • Bringing problem solving skills and experience to bear in daily operations challenges.

REQUIREMENTS: BS/BA required (ideally in Engineering); CPIM, Six Sigma, or related certification is an advantage. Seeking 10+ years of high-volume, component manufacturing experience with 3+ years as Director or Manager of manufacturing and supply chain within an engineered product setting. Must have examples of contributions and accomplishments; must have a lean manufacturing background. NO RELOCATION.

REWARD: $120-140,000 base to start, with full benefits package.


$120K - $140K