Job summary

Seattle, United States, North America
Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time

Director of Manufacturing

Our client is a growing, Seattle-based manufacturer of innovative, reliable, clean-energy products and systems for the deployment of hydrocarbon fuels serving commercial, industrial and utility customers, worldwide.  The company, together with its world-wide partners, offers customers an excellent single source for design, installation and service for total system needs, supported by expert application engineering services.

Position Summary
Reporting to the President, the Manufacturing Director oversees and directs the manufacturing operations for the Seattle facility which includes setting policy, procedures and standards for all manufacturing operations throughout the organization.  Deploying process, quality and production improvement methodologies, this individual directs the development, planning, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods for new and existing products and technologies.  This also includes procurement, inventory management, materials planning, outgoing quality, shipping, safety and efficiency improvements for all manufacturing operations, and compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

•Supervises a total staff of 35 employees-- 5 directs, one indirect (China) -- in standard and custom manufacturing, inventory and shipping & receiving.
•Directs and implements business initiatives including Lean, 5S and Six Sigma tools. 
•Leads change and establishes operational metrics/key indicators for process control, communication and performance improvement.
•Formulates manufacturing operations strategies, planning and control; assists in the development of the annual and strategic plan.
•Develops and monitors departmental operating and capital expense budgets.
•Develops and mentors manufacturing employees; drives business results.
•Ensures the highest quality equipment, materials and production standards.
•Collaborates with engineering and purchasing staff to produce quality products that meet customers' expectations in the most cost-effective manner.

•B.S. degree in operations, manufacturing, engineering or business administration.
•Strong operations, business and financial skills; working knowledge of manufacturing processes including some technical knowledge.
•Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in a discrete manufacturing environment.
•Ability to develop a long-term operations strategy in addition to supervising tactical, day-to-day activities.
•Comprehensive knowledge of industry and management methodologies such as ISO 9000, Lean and 5S.
•Proven focus on continuous improvement in manufacturing operations.
•Ability to develop, execute and complete tactical and strategic initiatives through active leadership that positively impacts business plans, operating profits, practices, policies and procedures.
•Assertive, results-focused individual with strong follow-up skills; proactive communicator with excellent people management capabilities.

Attractive base salary, highly competitive annual incentive bonus and benefits package.  Local candidates preferred; no relocation assistance currently available.