Director of Operations

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The Truck Division of Hendrickson is seeking a Director of Operations to join their team. This individual will be based out of our Woodridge, IL facility.

This individual will oversee the development and implementation of manufacturing processes at all Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems plants. Direct all activities of the Manufacturing functions division wide.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage the division's manufacturing facilities to meet customer requirements in a timely fashion with high quality products. Demonstrate appropriate cost control of direct/indirect labor, materials and supplies. Institute programs that lead to continuous improvement of quality and reductions in cost.
  • Provide leadership for productions and inventory control. Demonstrate effective supply chain management as well as multi-plant coordination. Achieve a world-class core competency in assembly operations and materials management. Execute product improvements and new product launches gracefully.
  • Provide leadership to the manufacturing engineering function. Maintain core competencies in fabrication, assembly and machining. Develop processes that yield a competitive edge for the division in quality and cost. Establish methods to effectively execute the division's vertical integration and added value strategy.
  • Manage all facilities in keeping with a firm, but fair, philosophy. Maintain harmonious/participative labor relations. Make employee safety a top priority. Develop a world class manufacturing organization through selective recruiting, training and career enhancing assignments.
  • Participate in developing strategic plans and programs with the general manager and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested? The successful candidate will possess:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering or Business Management.
    • Master's or advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years' experience in supervision and/or management in a manufacturing environment.
    • Preferably in a Plant Manager (or equivalent) role
    • Experience with multi-site responsibility is preferred
  • Experience in metal fabrication and welding environment. Experience should include direct engineering supervision.
  • Must be proficient in analytical problem solving techniques and possess strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of 8D process a plus.
  • Strong general business sense including experience with P&L responsibility.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple responsibilities, projects and activities.
  • Good knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts, including KANBAN, JIT, and TOC.

Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 210000HI

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