Rochester Jobs

AP Professionals Published: August 7, 2017 (17 days ago)
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Operations Director

Permanent, south of Rochester location, 90 - 125K salary

Direct manufacturing operations for all brands produced in assigned plants. Build and develop operations organization, processes and procedures to support strategic direction. Establish operations initiatives for improvement in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee relations. Manage focused factory managers in assigned factories.


  • Establish operations standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery.
  • Establish manufacturing policies in the areas of Lean Manufacturing techniques, materials usage, shipping and receiving, capacity planning, production scheduling, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations and performance measures.
  • Direct implementation and execution of manufacturing policies and practices throughout the organization.
  • Recommend and implement strategic changes in manufacturing and operations strategy worldwide.
  • Build, develop, and manage operations leadership team capable of carrying out needed operations strategies and improving employee relations.
  • Provide leadership for problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements and improved working relationships.
  • Provide leadership through a 6-12 month planning cycle.
  • Oversee operations budget to ensure compliance with organizational expenditure requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Plant management within a union environment
  • Change management
  • Organizational development

Required Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field, MBA preferred.
  • Leadership:  Demonstrated ability to lead and get results through others.
  • Planning:  Ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span.
  • Management:  Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Manufacturing systems development and deployment.
  • Technical skills in Lean Manufacturing techniques, Kaizen, Process Improvement, freight and distribution, materials management and production scheduling.
  • Employee training and development.
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