Operations Manager

Confidential Company  •  Davenport, IA

Less than 5 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/30/17
Confidential Company
Davenport, IA
Less than 5 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/30/17

Cobham is seeking an Operations Manager that will achieve team operational performance metrics targets including Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Inventory; drive continuous improvement through root cause problem solving methods; build People to Get Results – develop bench strength within the Integrated Product Team (IPT); assist the development and execution of the Sales Inventory and Operations Plans (SIOP) focusing on capacity and material planning, with a proactive approach to mitigate risk to the forecast and budget plans. This position is located Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive operational KPI’s within Standard Operating Framework (SOF) performance managementsystem and strategy deployment.
  • Lead, develop, and execute plans for Operations in SIOP process.Serve as Continuous Improvement Champion, leading cross functional groups towards the future state to include:  productivity improvements, waste elimination, variation reduction, team strategy deployment, teaming, and recognition.
  • Lead daily plan execution, including prioritization for Manufacturing Engineers, Production Supervisors, Material Planners, and Quality Engineers supporting the Value Stream; as well assupporting site wide initiatives in Supply Chain and Quality.
  • Ensure all operational processes are carried out in accordance with safety, quality and environmental systems and procedures.
  • Plays an active role in developing the weekly/monthly production schedules to support SIOP plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Environmental, Health, and Safety are included as part ofeveryday activities.
  • Achieve agreed upon Value Stream goals for KPI’s (Key Process Indicators)  which include safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory and responsiveness.
  • Utilize lean and Six Sigma concepts within the Value Stream for Root cause problem solving and improvement opportunities.
  • Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly reviews of key metrics and actions to improve.
  • Coaching and Mentoring of Direct Reports; ePDR updates
  • Ability to lead a team toward a common vision and goal
  • Develop talent within the team.
  • Support customer requirements as needed.  Customer focused mentality.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering, technical or business discipline.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in an operations management or manufacturing leadership role.
  • Experience managing cost budgets and creating operational plans.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled byexport laws of the US.  In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in an operations management or manufacturing leadership role 
  • Experience with business finance and linking financial outcomes with operational actions and strategy
  • Thorough working knowledge of LeanSix Sigma enterprise
  • Ability to lead and facilitate progressive change and deal effectively with all levels ofmanagement
  • Ability to think strategically and develop operational plans
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skill


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