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Director of Operations – Position Specification


POSITION:  Director of Operations



TRAVEL: 50% between CT and RI


Position Overview


The Director of Operations is responsible for overseeing plant operations at the manufacturing facilities in Eastern Connecticut and the Greater Providence area. The ideal candidate should possess robust experience in operations management and a proven track record in Lean deployment. The Operations Director will play a pivotal role in advancing the business growth by enhancing key performance indicators (KPIs) and optimizing all operational processes.


Key Responsibilities


·       Developing and executing operations and procurement strategies, including overseeing supply chain management at both locations

·       Establishing manufacturing objectives aligned with the organization’s strategic and operating plans

·       Developing and implementing a culture of Continuous Improvement to improve KPIs around Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory

·       Driving operations optimization with a focus on simplification and efficiency

·       Enhancing on-time delivery, reducing backlogs, and improving overall productivity

·       Collaborating with Division Leadership to establish and meet profitable growth and business targets

·       Collaborating closely with the Directors of Sales and Engineering to drive continuous improvement and consolidation across the organization’s global business

·       Facilitating the internal exchange of best practices and set advanced standards for facilities

·       Leading the implementation of new technologies to drive innovation in operations

·       Coordinating and overseeing cross-functional global projects

·       Implementing and training on key Lean manufacturing principles including Visual Management, structured Problem Solving, inventory management, and overall process improvement


Education and Experience


·       Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, or related field

·       Plant Management and/or multi-site Director of Operations experience required

·       Experience managing operations within an industrial manufacturing environment

·       Global experience and cross-cultural understanding 

·       Self-motivated and independent, with a strong desire for continuous growth and learning

·       Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, communication, and presentation skills




  • Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. It will include a base salary and an annual performance bonus, long term incentives, and other benefits and perquisites.


About Us


Lean Focus LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status.


At Lean Focus, we help businesses overcome their biggest challenges by transforming them for the better, and for the long-term. A "who's who" of global leaders in every industry, our clients include some of the world's most respected brands and several members of the Fortune 1000.




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