Growing chemical manufacturer is looking for a Director of Operations. Company will pay for relocation.
The Director of Operations directs, manages, and optimizes the overall operations of the production facility. Sets policies and makes decisions guiding productivity, quality, and cost efficiency of plant operations. Establish systems to collect metrics, analyze productivity and set performance targets that will meet revenue and cost goals. Leads the development and deployment of manufacturing practices focused on quality and continuous improvement. Ensures robust plant safety and security procedures and training are in place and that operations are in compliance with all required regulations. Directs plant level support functions including finance, manufacturing engineering, materials, quality assurance, and human resources to ensure alignment with overall plant operations.
Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications / Licenses
Requires a bachelor's degree, highly prefer chemicalengineering
8+ years proven progressive experience leading a chemical manufacturing plant.
Experience with the coordination and evaluation of direct reports in a manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products including marketing strategy and tactics.
Proven and effective verbal and written communication.
Established ability for problem solving and/or leading problem solving activities at a macro level.
Demonstrated time management capability.
Proven ability to calculate machine capacity/cycle time etc.
Experience with Kaizen and lean manufacturing techniques