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Director of Operations

Company: Dawson
Location: Grove City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

General Manager/Director of Operations Grove City, Ohio $200,000 - $250,000 + Bonuses Have you always wanted to build a manufacturing operation and team from the ground up and do it in a few months, not years? Would you like to directly influence the operating practices and culture of the company you work for? If so, then Dawson may have an incredible opportunity for you. Dawson's newest partnered client was created to bring manufacturing of a critical high-volume PPE item back to the US. This startup is looking for a talented manufacturing leader with local connections that can help execute explosive growth over the next few years and become the most cost-effective supplier in the world! Responsibilities (First 6 months):

  • Recruit and hire plant leadership and engineering team
  • Onboard raw material and MRO suppliers
  • Oversee plant equipment installation, testing and qualification
  • Develop plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), operating procedures and HR policies in conjunction with the COO and HR.
  • Develop safety and regulatory compliance practices and procedures Responsibilities (Long-term):
    • Drive improvement in KPIs
    • Build operational discipline throughout organization
    • Own plant P&L, budget and forecasts
    • Enable on-time shipments, support plant throughput volume and ensure delivery of high-quality products to meet customer needs
    • Manage on-going plant expansion to reach max capacity
    • Provide leadership on major issues facing the organization, working collectively with support managers, and understanding all aspects of the business
    • Ensure the facilities annual sales revenue and profitability goals for are met
    • Champion the Company's strategic objectives throughout organization and through the development of platform tactical plans
    • Empower teams with a managerial style that is collaborative, inclusive and balanced in approach to achieve commitments Key Competencies:
      • Experience starting up a brand-new facility, including project management, equipment procurement and installation, creation of schedules, vendor onboarding, etc.
      • Prefer experience with continuous process manufacturing and large-scale automated production lines
      • Experience implementing the latest technology tools to manage operations, prevent disruptions, reduce cost, provide proper reporting, etc
      • A proven track record of developing high performing teams
      • Prefer experience managing a plant with a total headcount of at least 250
      • Experience with developing and managing a budget Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
        • Bachelor's degree, MBA or Masters preferred
        • 10+ years of manufacturing management experience in fast-paced manufacturing environments required
        • Knowledge of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric and demonstrated improvement results for this metric
        • Knowledge of GMP's and OSHA guidelines
        • Knowledge of HR policies and practices common to 24/7 manufacturing facilities
        • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing methods
        • A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and no pre-existing structure
        • Willing to roll up sleeves, jump in and wear multiple hats during startup phase
        • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to aid in team building
        • Excellent written and oral skills
        • Potential for promotion to VP of Operations with multi-plant responsibility in 2-3 years.

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