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Senior Director Of Operations

Company: Nordson EFD
Location: East Providence
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Senior Director of Operations is part of the EFD Division of Nordson. Based in East Providence, RI, EFD serves customers globally across a variety of end markets and is a high-volume, high mix, 24/7 operation. The Senior Director of Operations will lead a large global manufacturing operation and will be a transformational operational leader and serve as an integral part of the EFD divisional leadership team. This leader will oversee all operations functions to ensure peak efficiency in all areas required to deliver and produce high quality product and will be responsible for managing and delivering the day-to-day planning, resources, and production requirements to meet customer expectations, while delivering on strategic and annual planning goals.Critical to the role, this leader is responsible for developing and empowering the operations team, retaining, and developing diverse talent and maintaining an innovative, inclusive, and collaborative culture. The successful candidate will drive the NBS Next growth framework with Continuous Improvement across all aspects of the operation providing competitive advantage to the business through efficiencies and optimization of manufacturing and assembly process technology, set production targets and deliver on annual and strategic planning goals. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage global operations and is responsible for operations capabilities and performance.
  • Promote and focus on instilling a culture of safety by leading and directing staff to accomplish goals consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
  • Foster a culture of accountability and ownership through agile and effective communications, processes and execution with transparency, empowerment, calmness, resilience, and confidence.
  • Develop and communicate a vision and strategic objectives that aligns with the operations and division strategy. Lead strategically and collaboratively with functional partners to ensure operations evolves as needed by the Division to deliver divisional operational goals and KPI's.
  • Establish key performance indicators that drive change and visibility to the team. Track, trend, and monitor routinely with active data analysis and visual management to target and deliver results.
  • Drive fiscal accountability and knowledge, managing key operating metrics, budgets, and schedules.
  • Ensure there is a routine resource planning process and assessment that ensures teams coordinate the hiring, training, coaching and annual performance reviews of operations staff, ensuring clear objectives and expectations are set with routine direct feedback.
  • Direct and manage operations initiatives (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, process improvements, major repairs, etc.) and progress, ensuring key milestones are met; utilizing thorough risk management, continuous improvement and prioritization while utilizing resources effectively to maintain high probability of success.
  • Collaborates with Divisional Continuous Improvement Team to develop and implement lean manufacturing initiatives using the NBS Next framework and a focus on on-time delivery, productivity, cost reduction and overall margin improvement.
  • Establish procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure products meet established customer and company quality standards.
  • Develops labor capacity models and material plans needed to meet sales forecasts, while maintaining flexibility to minimize cost and inventory levels.
  • Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position.
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to daily manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.)
  • Develop a high performing team and promote team concepts, diversity and inclusion, coaching, mentoring, training, talent / succession management, and individual development. Promotes and encourages the development of people to ensure leadership continuity. Reviews organization and staffing plans to ensure that they are consistent and competitive for attainment of division objectives.
  • Takes action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensures compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations. Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.Reporting RelationshipsThis role will report to the Vice President for Nordson EFD and have the following direct reports: 2 Plant Managers, a Manager of Shipping, Logistics and Planning, Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, 1 Facilities Manager and an EHS Manager. Additional collaborative relationships include Continuous Improvement, Quality and Supply Chain. Lastly, the Senior Director of Operations will regularly interface with the Division Controller and other functional leaders and members of the Division leadership team. The CandidateEducation and Experience Requirements
    • Minimum B.S. Engineering, or a related field.
    • 10+ years manufacturing operations experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
    • Demonstrated success in strategic efforts to drive safety, quality, consistent performance, and productivity.
    • Ability to work cross functionally with internal teams and external customers.
    • Track record of leading global operations, ideally with a team of 300+ employees and output in excess of $200MM.
    • Demonstrated superior leadership as a change agent and utilization of a business system to drive cost savings and productivity improvements.
    • Molding operations experience preferred.Preferred Skills, Abilities and Characteristics
      • Strong leadership skills that inspire team confidence and respect, while empowering and motivating team members in a creative and effective manner.
      • Desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, process, product quality and reliability.
      • History of driving change while building a cohesive, collaborative, supportive team environment.
      • Intellectually curious; seeks out root causes and develops successful solutions.
      • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to relationship-building, both internally and externally.
      • Strong analytical thinker, problem solver and communicator.
      • Flexible, comfortable with change, willing/able to pivot when the market requires prompt action.
      • Ability to lead, engage and inspire a team of individuals to produce results across the organization.
      • Possesses a high level of integrity and expects the same from others.
      • Business and financial acumen, including a solid understanding of budgeting and forecasting are essential.

Keywords: Nordson EFD, East Providence , Senior Director Of Operations, Executive , East Providence, Rhode Island

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