Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our high volume facility in Whitewater, WI is seeking a Director Operations.
The Director Operations is an integral business partner providing leadership to ensure order fulfillment while driving operational excellence standards for safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory. This role is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Supply Chain, Production, Quality and Operations Engineering functions. This position reports directly to the VP Operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and direct operations team by selecting, coaching and developing the team and set objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team.
Train, develop, motivate, monitor and lead to achieve established SMART goals and objectives to develop talent and leaders for growth within the company.
Establish operations priorities to meet or exceed customer expectations.
Manage organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development. Design and direct processes by which team and individual performance are recognized.
Develop and deploy strategies in order to achieve both short-term and long-term objectives.
Ensure product, material and information streams flow and are synchronized to produce maximum efficiencies and lowest cost of operation.
Lead, implement and promote a culture of respect, integrity and accountability.
Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established practices and policies (federal, state, region and country). Surpass the National Safety Council average for Recordable Injuries and Lost Work Days when compared to companies with similar operations.
Significant responsibility for overall performance and strategic vision of the operations team.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business or Industrial Technology OR 8 years related experience in the Supply Chain function within a similar working environment;
10 years of progressive management experience in a similar working environment.
Demonstrated understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean enterprise;
Effective verbal and written communication skills;
Previous experience implementing lean principles and process improvements;
Strong project leadership skills within a collaborative environment;
Demonstrated ability to influence teams and individuals cross-functionally;
Experience collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions;
Experience operating in high mix, low volume and high volume, low mix production environments;
Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
Demonstrated problem-solving ability, including the ability to identify creative and effective solutions and the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions;
Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.
Advanced degree MS and/or MBA;
ERP/MRP user (SAP/Oracle).
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.