Director, Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Company (Filled)

Status: Filled

Job Title: Director, Manufacturing Operations

Date: February 2022

Human Capital Consulting Partners has been retained by our manufacturing client in Lower Bucks County, PA to conduct a search for a Director, Manufacturing Operations.


Reporting to the owner, this new position will be responsible for all areas of the manufacturing facility and has authority to act on behalf of the Company on matters pertaining to day-to-day operations and tactical operating issues, i.e., facilities, machine maintenance, personnel matters, inventory, process improvements, materials management, training, safety, outsourced vendors, supply chain, etc. The position will also be responsible for the coordination of internal production workflow including scheduling/planning, production (i.e., machining, assembly of product), wrapping, packaging, and shipping.

The Director of Manufacturing Operations will ensure that the Company produces the highest quality products and services for its customers, meeting cost objectives & inventory requirements, shipped-on-time in strict compliance with customer specifications and industry standards.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Works with ownership to develop tactical (short-term) and strategic (longer-term) manufacturing plans, including reporting on current operational efficiencies, changing technology opportunities, managing capital expenditures, and overseeing process improvements, etc.
  • Reviews existing production means/methods and develops/implements new approaches/processes.
  • Develops the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and Company quality standards.
  • Establishes production standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete on-time delivery.
  • Works closely with members of the production team to ensure that all scheduled jobs are progressing and completed as planned, for on-time delivery to customers. 
  • Develops and executes manufacturing policies and controls in the area of lean manufacturing techniques, materials usage, capacity planning, inventory, machine maintenance, and production scheduling.
  • Maintains and improves production flow and efficiency.
  • Ensures that safe working procedures are defined/documented, and personnel are informed/trained in safe working methods, proper use of tools and machinery, and use of personal protection equipment.
  • Hires, trains, develops and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations.
  • Drives operational excellence and best practices to improve manufacturing costs.

Required Education and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15+ years of experience in a job shop and/or contract manufacturer preferably with a minimum of 5+ years of supervisory experience. 
  • Prior experience in managing the production and assembly of products in a job shop and/or contract manufacturer from conception to delivery is required.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering is helpful.
  • Knowledge of Tellio, JobBOSS (or an equivalent ERP system), lean manufacturing, and ISO quality systems are helpful.
  • Prior experience in improving production scheduling and materials management processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, hands-on management style, and ability to interact with customers on a regular basis, required.