Director Of Operations - Cleveland, Ohio United States - 19344

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Job #: 19344
Title: Director Of Operations
Job Location: Cleveland, Ohio - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $140,000.00 - $180,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 20% bonus and stock options
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


This is a Director role reporting to the President of a 200M dollar division of an 8 B dollar public company. They are looking for someone who wants to be president of one of their business units in the next 4-6 years. They have locations across the country and 4 in NE OH. 



The Director of Operations is responsible for providing strategic management and leadership for operational functions, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain and material control, assembley/testing, production, EHS and S/R in order to achieve positive business results through emphasis on profitable new business, productivity, and value-based pricing value drivers.  This position is directly responsible for development and implementation of a strategic vision for operations and partnering with other functional leaders to ensure on-time delivery performance, quality, and overall customer satisfaction.



  • Partner with Human Resources, Engineering, Finance and Quality to create and maintain a culture of employee relations practices that promote union avoidance, including but not limited to the development of policies, practices, benefits, and employee activities.
  • Collaborate with the EHS Manager to develop and implement policies, practices, and oversight to ensure a safe, effective work environment, in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements, such as EEOC, OSHA, EPA, etc.
  • Lead, provide direction to, and development of direct reports in order to maximize business results, establish succession candidates, and provide career opportunities for employees.
  • Participate as a member of the senior management team and contribute to establishing the company’s strategic direction.
  • Support business unit team activity by developing and maintaining effective cross-functional relationships internally to promote root cause problem-solving, responsive communication, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Continually improve operational performance by seeking new methods, procedures, processes, and materials. 
  • Lead development and implementation of processes to ensure effective utilization, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing to maximize capacity and manage overtime for cost and employee relations, while ensuring on-time delivery to customers.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Supply Chain function to ensure regulatory and internal compliance and to support achievement of company profit, on-time delivery, quality, and other goals.
  • Oversee the establishment of staffing requirements and ensure adequate staffing to support business needs while meeting plan.
  • Lead the development and administration of any manufacturing-related policies and practices.
  • Establish budgets and budget controls for departments, processes, equipment and facilities, including budgets for staffing and capital expenditures.
  • Provide leadership for process engineering and maintenance with focus on safety, lean, quality, and productivity, and continuous improvement projects and activities.
  • Partner with Quality department personnel to institute and maintain a quality assurance and improvement strategy with emphasis on improving material and process quality in order to reduce/eliminate material over-runs, re-runs, rejects, and scrap.
  • Establish, maintain, and continuously improve systems to schedule and monitor all production orders and provide timely and accurate information to support customer satisfaction.  Exploit the ERP system and/or other information technology to minimize manual tasks to track and update related information.
  • Coordinate and ensure effective execution of any projects associated with areas of responsibility.
  • Complete all required reports within established time, developing and participating in scheduled business update presentations.
  • Manage the annual performance review and merit increase process, and ensure timely and meaningful completion of reviews for direct and indirect reports.


The ideal candidate will have :


  • 10 years of  years of experience in a manufacturing operation in a high mix/low volume, manual assembly and test environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience, preferably with multi-function oversight



  • Bachelor Degree in Business or Engineering, with a Master Degree preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to develop and maintain multi-level relationships, lead, and work effectively with a team, and function on an independent basis
  • Business oriented, with ability to understand and apply cross-functional business concepts and make ethical decisions in the mutual best interest of the customer and Schneller
  • Solid verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, and technical systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree