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Director of Operations - Manufacturing

St. Pauls, NC · Manufacturing
About the Company:  
Founded in 1874 on the belief that water boilers in textile mills shouldn't explode. What started with a pressure relief valve in a tiny New England machine shop has paved the way for today's high-quality, worldwide water solution technologies. From melting ice on entire city blocks from the ground up, to filtering safe drinking water in isolated, weather disaster zones, the company makes the world a safer and cleaner place.

A global leader of quality water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. The family of brands offers one of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on:
  • Drainage
  • HVAC and Hot Water
  • Plumbing & Flow Control
  • Water Quality & Rainwater Harvesting

Main Responsibilities: 
  • Develops Strategic Plan for the site and drives Goal Deployment to meet the Breakthrough Objectives.
  • EHS - Establishes priorities with his/her team to ensure all Environmental, Safety & Health Corporate Standard gaps are identified and establish proper plans to fully implement each ESH Standard.  The Operations Director is the chief safety officer in the plant and responsible to develop and implement the plan to move the plant to World Class Safety performance.
  • Assures that manufacturing has the talent to meet business requirements.  Completes regular talent assessments and takes action to address gaps.  Provides performance management to help reports improve leadership capabilities and provide accountability.  Assures that discipline and other corrective actions are handled effectively and fairly.  Assures that company policies are followed.
  • Lean Leader for areas under his/her responsibility - Engages his/her teams to implement Lean Sigma in their respective areas working with Product Management, Sales, and Engineering
  • Maintains the work force of his/her areas fully engaged and motivated to achieve plant goals and objectives.
  • Leads by Example working with his/her teams to implement all Corporate Standards and provide action plans to ensure proper implementation.
  • Motivates and coaches his/her team to identify opportunities during Gemba Walks in order to eliminate/decrease waste.
  • This position deals directly with customers/suppliers and interacts directly and constantly with ALL Corporate Functional Leaders.
  • Budget - Ensure predetermined budgets are met for KPIs.
  • Identifies the gaps and areas where the focus needs to be to meet budgets and have a profitable
  • Manages compliance with state and federal regulations.

Management Responsibilities: 
  • This position will support the Operations Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Quality Manager, Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager, Value Stream Leaders and Materials Manager.    Additionally the role will have dotted line support for Customer Service, Product Engineering, HR, and Finance. 
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Ensure company policies are followed.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (engineering, business management) required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ten to fifteen (10-15) years of progressive related experience at a management level on different disciplines or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience to perform the requirements of the position.
  • Strongly demonstrated general management skills including team building, JIT process based manufacturing, automotive industry experience, cost management, material/logistics, forecasting and planning, problem solving, conflict resolution, quality management, strong customer relationship background and attitude.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation including Environment, Safety & Health, Industrial Relations, accounting principles and supply contract administration.
  • In depth knowledge of Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, 5S, Kaizen  (Certification desired).
April A. Estes
ProEnlist, LLC
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