Home Office - SouthEast USA

Salary Range:$125,000.00 - $140,000.00

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Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the VP of Operations of a leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of economy, they manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber, and industrial wood products across North America.

The Director of Operations manages and directs manufacturing facilities to ensure that production of product is produced in a safe, environmentally responsible, timely and cost-effective manner. Formulates and implements manufacturing policies and programs to maintain and improve the competitive position and profitability of the operations. Drives a strong and health safety culture that is compliant with regulations and engages employees to effectively decrease injury rate. Ensure all locations comply with environmental, health and safety regulations. Builds, monitor, and report on operating costs relative to budget. Communicate circumstances that may cause significant budget overruns and identify ways to lesson impact on overall budget. Develop and execute annual capital plan. Partner with Plant Managers and Human Resources to continually evaluate opportunities to enhance and improve teamwork, especially within the plant leadership teams at each location. Communicate clear expectations to direct reports and hold them accountable to those expectations. Contribute to and help build a culture where employees are engaged and excited to come to work. Identify and develop leaders at all levels within span of control. Develop and maintain vendor relationships where there are opportunities to leverage multi-plant agreements/partnerships. Ensure optimal utilization of the network of treating plants. Identify, monitor, and improve key performance indicators within span of control. Partner with plant managers and leaders from other functional departments to identify site specific opportunities and translate those into action plans and goals. Promote best in class housekeeping at all locations. Rapidly communicate to Vice President of Operations any significant challenges or failures that may pose a risk to the business.

Background Required:
  • Manufacturing Operational Leadership
  • Cost reduction and best practices
  • Operation costs budgeting, monitoring, and reporting
  • Health and safety program management
  • Management and development of direct reports (5-8 plant managers)
  • Develop, execute, and manage P&L
  • Manage vendor and customer relationships
  • Optimal utilization of treatment plants
  • Create and execute business plan
  • Data analysis
  • KPI Management
  • Travel: 50%
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Suite
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Residence: Remote (Southeast United States)
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Wood products
  • Advanced Degree –MBA
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Leadership
  • Excellent facilitator with conflict resolution
  • Building relationships with key suppliers
  • Change Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Financial Acumen
  • Adaptable & Flexible
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Results driven
  • Team player (operates through consensus)

If you are interested in this opportunity but you’re not ready to apply, please email the Practice Leader provided below with your questions.
Senior Practice Leader: Pete Punwani
Private Fleet & Final Mile

330.664.9400, ext.113

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