Our Mid-Atlantic exhibit client is currently seeking an Operations Director.The Operations Director is responsible for overseeing the entire manufacturing process – personnel, inventory, equipment, facility, processes –in a manner that supports the company’s vision and growth strategy. The position monitors, evaluates and implements processes to establish structure which bring clarity and efficiency to roles while consistently adopting innovative ideas to advance company success.
Manage and oversee and the entire plant; ensure optimal use of equipment; maintaining high quality standards while continuously striving to improve processes through Continuous Improvement, Lean and Six Sigma principles
Hire, motivate and discipline employees determined by need and according to policies outlined in the Employee Manual up to and including termination of employment
Review daily orders with Production Supervisor and schedule overtime as necessary, being mindful of financial implications. Determine if added shifts are necessary
Review system reports on job costing and address with production workers and Production Supervisor as necessary
Provide long-term planning and scheduling to evaluate capacity and needed resources looking out at weeks and months ahead. Also plan in the yearly budgeting process
Develop and sustain training program to ensure the company has the right number of people at the right skill levels to meet client needs and future growth needs
Strive to improve the work flow between sales/design/CAD teams and the plant to maximize productivity
Set-up and monitor established guidelines for all In-house procedures including safety, time on jobs, quality control and cost
Monitor and evaluate inventory levels as needed and assist with establishing minimums and re-order quantities. This also includes forecasting for busy periods and large orders
Conduct regular meetings with staff members as necessary to inform, review and educate as necessary.
Address facility needs and proper maintenance and care of company equipment
Recommend opportunities for outsourcing, automation and new equipment to help improve delivery times and margins
Manage and treat all personnel in accordance with company handbook and local, state and federal laws
Behave in a professional, collaborative, positive and decisive manner and always have the overall company strategic goals as your guide to decisions and address areas of concern and growth within and outside of your direct areas as necessary.
Minimum 10 years in manufacturing exhibits or millwork
Must have at least 5 years’ experience at senior leadership role
Construction background with knowledge of construction drawings, materials and supplies.