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Director of Manufacturing Operations

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 330011/001_1560365206
  • Sector: Manufacturing, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/06/2019

Director of Manufacturing Operations required for leading Food Production Company

  • Manufacturing Operations Team

  • Greater Chicago Area

A leading food production is seeking an Director of Manufacturing Operations to join their ever-growing team. Do you have food manufacturing experience, enjoy making a tangible impact and are you looking for a competitive growth opportunity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, enjoy being part of a growing team and are looking to take your career to the next level, then apply now!


The Director of Manufacturing Operations will be responsible for all manufacturing activities including production, operations, quality, logistics, R&D, procurement and quality. The incumbent will be expected to cross-collaborate with managers of other functions, devise operational strategies and track progress to meet goals.

The Director of Manufacturing Operations should have the following skill set:

  • BA or BS required; MBA or Master's degree preferred

  • 10+ years food production experience; CPG experience will be considered

  • 8+ years Management Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Functional knowledge of Lean Concepts

  • Strong financial acumen

  • CapEx experience required

  • Plant consolidation and/or relocation experience required; Greenfield experience a plus

The Director of Manufacturing Operations will:

  • Oversee all operations to ensure optimization to ensure quality, safety and budgetary standards are being met

  • Spearhead CapEx projects in line with company growth trajectory

  • Work closely with plant leadership to set daily goals and agendas

  • Conduct performance reviews and make any necessary changes

  • Hire, train, mentor and discipline a world class leadership team

  • Create and execute strategic initiatives

  • Collaborate with relevant parties to develop and implement operation budgets

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