Located in Illinois, our client is a renowned machine tool company that provides large-format advanced additive and subtractive low volume manufacturing solutions. They create complex cutting-edge products for the aerospace, space, defense, energy, and heavy industrial trades.
The Director of Manufacturing will lead operations and manufacturing engineering. They will provide overall executive leadership and have responsibility and accountability for staff, programs, and services with direct control and management of day-to-day operations. They will plan and execute strategy in support of corporate goals and objectives. This leader will partner with sales to provide technical expertise as a subject matter expert, relationship builder, and project “closer.” Our client is seeking a strategic and hands-on, relationship-driven operations leader with strong low-volume manufacturing experience. The ideal candidate will be open, transparent, and engaging. This position will work closely with other members of the leadership team across the business. This is an opportunity to have a considerable impact on a successful company and its people.
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and has twelve (12) direct reports.
The Director of Manufacturing will be a strategic member of the leadership team, have a “roll-up-their-sleeves” work ethic, and aid in the development and elevation of the team’s overall performance. This will require excellent people skills, commitment, and the ability to wear multiple hats. The Director of Manufacturing will be diligent in assessing current operations, systems, processes and procedures. They will implement programs that improve quality, production speed, accountability, and efficiency by leveraging agile methodology, lean manufacturing, and data-driven business systems. They will be responsible for driving a cohesive culture of safety, quality, continuous improvement, collaborative problem solving, and accountability. This position will help to grow, coach, and mentor a team to maximize everyone’s potential within the organization. With extraordinary customer focus, this position will be responsible for managing metrics, service, and safety.
Leadership and Management:
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
The Director of Manufacturing will plan, direct, implement, and oversee operations and engineering activities in the organization ensuring the development and completion of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet the current and future needs of the organization.