Director of Operations

Flanagan Search - Hartwood, VA


Are you an operations executive who thrives on the challenge of bringing change to an established manufacturing business? Are you tired of companies who preach LEAN and yet fear real efforts to bring about a CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT (CI) culture? If this sounds like you, we need to talk.

My exclusive client is a smaller to midsize, well-established manufacturer of mechanical components and systems used primarily for infrastructure applications. It has been declared as an essential business by the Federal Government. The current president has done a phenomenal job in developing relationships with wireless technology and IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS) Business Partners to offer complete solutions to their North American clients, giving them a clear edge over their competition. Sales are up, they have expanded into 3 separate local facilities, expanding production capacity.

Sounds too good to be true? It is! We are missing a key person to this success story. That is where you come in. We are looking for that rare combination of hands on Plant Manager who can drive production, quality, scheduling, materials management, maintenance, engineering who can also work closely with the President as part of the Executive Management team and devise operational strategy for the future, drive continuous improvement and lead your teams to dynamic change in all three divisions.

The successful candidate will have an engineering degree, ideally advanced education, ideally LEAN certification(s), experience in managing more than one business unit or facility that manufactures mechanical components or systems (machining, plastics, stampings, widgets, product does not matter as much as skillset), who has been a hands on operations manager who also has strategic planning and metrics. This is a long-established company who has a long tenured, much appreciated work force and is in one of the prettiest areas of the country, yet close to major cities like DC and Baltimore, without the crowding, traffic, and taxes! We need someone with a solid work history, not a job hopper or consultant, who has a track record of achieving operational excellence.

The total compensation will be ideally in the $130,000 to $160,000 range plus substantial bonus. Excellent benefits and relocation assistance package are available. The leadership team, workforce, culture, and future of this company are amongst the best I have worked with in my 30 years as an Executive Recruiter. If you think you match what I am searching for, you probably owe it to yourself to contact me at . As always, I will keep all information we share strictly confidential. Thanks for your interest and I hope you have a great day!

Tim Flanagan CPC


Posted On: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Compensation: $120,000-$170,000 + bonus

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