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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!

Summary:

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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