CES is proud to partner with a dynamic growing tier I automotive manufacture in the London Area.
The Director of Operations will develop and implement short-term strategies to achieve the annual operating plan and long-term strategies, through world-class manufacturing techniques, to optimize manufacturing capacity and capability. This position provides strategic leadership.
- Drive operational performance and efficiency related to initiatives that optimize costs, productivity, quality and customer service.
- Lead and drive safety strategies to develop a strong safety culture and eliminate injuries.
- Communicate and work effectively cross-functionally in quality, human resources, engineering, sales and program management.
- Identify and implement changes by analyzing manufacturing operations and developing alternatives to continuously improve product quality, cost reductions and implement process improvements.
- Formulate manufacturing policies and programs which guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
- Drive to industry best delivered cost.
- Build talent capability within manufacturing operations by recruiting and/or developing operational leadership.
- Provide leadership in quality systems and processes that will produce product to industry leading quality levels.
- Ensure inventory levels are maintained to support production while meeting financial benchmarks for turnover and inventory accuracy.
- Define KPIs to measure and evaluate progress.
- Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned by Chief Operations Officer.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business PHR, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP designation preferred. Master’s degree a plus.
- A minimum of 10-15 years manufacturing operations, preferably in the automotive industry.
- Experience with multi-plant operations.
- Experience in manufacturing and operations with significant complexity.
- Lean Implementation and Six Sigma experience preferred
- Proven P&L experience.
- Experience working in a union environment a plus.
- Strong leadership, analytic and communication skills needed.
- The ability to understand and promote a culture of process improvement.
- Must be a strategic thinker in order to anticipate the future manufacturing development needs of the business.
- Strong analytical abilities. Ability to quickly identify patterns and trends in data.
- Standardization of manufacturing processes and visual management systems and procedures.
- In depth knowledge of Lean practices for standardized work, SMED, DOE, TPM and manufacturing planning and scheduling.
- Strong technical knowledge of the Supply Chain business processes. (Plan, Source, Make and Deliver)
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Strong planning and implementation skills.
- Strong organizational capability building / talent acquisition ability. Strong negotiating and decision-making skills.
- Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interface and influence at multiple organizational levels.
- Must possess excellent relationship building and networking skills
- Must be a leader and strong motivator.
- Must have strong knowledge of finance and financial tools – Income Statement, CAR process, Balance Sheet, etc.
- Ethical Conduct
- Relationship Management
- Business Acumen
- Financial Management
- Critical Evaluation
- Valued business partner
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