Director of Operations

Professional Alternatives

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Job ID#: 14147

Director of Operations                       
Direct Hire; up to 120K + bonus
Southwest Houston

**Manufacturing experience required
**Building products experience required – windows and doors HIGHLY PREFERRED


  • Lead production, maintenance, safety, scheduling, shipping, purchasing, field service and repair
  • Identify process and procedure limitations; implement change through demonstration/coaching
  • Ensure adherence to production schedule to meet commitments to customers
  • Develop team through coaching, training, and developing associates with a customer-focused mindset using leadership skills, lean manufacturing principles, and management techniques including high performance teams, empowerment, and SOPs
  • Establish a strong culture of continuous product and process improvements through problem-solving tools and techniques
  • Support a positive work environment where success is celebrated; positively communicate
  • Guide, develop, implement, and promote goals and objectives, guiding operational teams in effectively measuring and achieving targets
  • Establish quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; identify opportunities for improvement
  • Develop and adhere to annual operating and capital implementation budget with input from cross functional teams; audit monthly financials to ensure cost objectives are met


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 10+ years production management, leadership, and manufacturing required
  • Detailed knowledge of plant and manufacturing operations; Microsoft Office Suite
  • Production logistics & scheduling, GMP systems. APICS, Lean, or Six Sigma training is a plus
  • Experience leading multi-functional teams in manufacturing production environments
  • Success in developing/implementing systems and processes tracking and optimizing productivity and standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Strong communication ensuring successful implementation of strategic initiatives
  • Trustworthiness and accountability to develop relationships
  • Strong mathematical skills including ability to understand key production and scheduling formulas; analyze data and create reports to present to ownership
  • Flexible with ability to anticipate and adapt to change without losing focus on goals
  • Ethically sound individual who treats people with respect and keeps commitments; inspire trust of others, works with integrity; upholds and enforces values
  • Facilitate and lead in a team environment; demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, develop, and train a strong team

Other Info:

  • Generous benefit program including medical, dental, life, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401K/match, and paid time off (PTO)
  • Growing organization that is expanding their US footprint
  • Team environment, open-minded
  • Position open for someone with an advanced skill set to take company to next level



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