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Job Title: Assistant Director of Operations
Industry Sector: Fishing
Job Categories: Management

 Contact Information
Company Name: PRADCO Outdoor Brands
  Address: 3601 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR 72901
United States
  Company Phone: 479-782-8971

Job Description
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The Position: Assistant Director of Operations


The Assistant Director of Operations is responsible for maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of all Operations related manufacturing and cost effective manner.

The Assistant Director of Operations will drive improvements in all related operations processes, including those related to products, equipment, human interface and product quality. He/she is responsible for all associated metrics management, financial management, staffing, leadership, strategic development and execution, process development, product support, engineering, and new process development/qualification. The Assistant Director of Operations must be a leader, strategic thinker and problem solver. He/she must combine a detailed technical knowledge with business functions, and operations management. He/she should be well organized, disciplined and self-motivated, with the capability to balance multiple priorities related to operations and organization. He/she must be able to communicate with internal company personnel, as well as customers, with equal effectiveness and professionalism.


  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining World Class, Lean, TPM, Quality processes, and other advanced manufacturing methodologies and systems.
  • Increasing productivity through the support and leadership of people, processes and technology.
  • Ensures production equipment is capable and has capacity for growth; involves integrating equipment, people, material flow systems, and information systems.
  • Develop and maintain in process quality control systems to ensure product quality.
  • Drive continuous improvement in labor costs through waste reduction, production efficiency, and operations improvement.
  • Metrics driven and a solid decision maker.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving all factory processes and related metrics. Production Efficiency, cycle times, Capacity, capabilities and others as needed.
  • Provides leadership to ensure ongoing product & process improvements to meet quality, Material Utilization and production goals.
  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of a product.
  • Prepare procedures, reports, and plans.
  • Defect reduction initiatives.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, training, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines and equipment.
  • Liaise with superior to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
  • Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress
  • Supervise staff from different departments and provide constructive feedback
  • Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements
  • Manage procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation
  • Oversee customer support processes and organize them to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Review financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote profitability
  • Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation
  • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors
  • Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Ensure that the company runs with legality and conformity to established regulations

Basic Qualifications: .

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
  • At least 7 years leadership experience in the manufacturing field required.
  • Experience at leading technical personnel, staffing, reviews and goal setting. ?
  • Experience in setting up and operating in an ISO or standards based environment as well as with lean manufacturing practices


  • Demonstrate time management & leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  • Using logic and reasoning to offer solutions to problems.
  • Proficiency with computer software programs (Microsoft products, AutoCAD).
  • Thorough understanding of the quality management system.
  • Experience and commitment to World Class Manufacturing processes and methods such as Lean, Kaizen, Kanban and other advanced manufacturing methodologies, tools and concepts.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Mentor others in new processes and procedures.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of Accounting software; Database software; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Experience with M3 systems preferred but not required.


  • Set the example of actively leading the department to company goals.
  • Clarify expectations and seek additional training as needed.
  • Build quality into work. Ensure processes are consistent with quality objectives. Be aware of current quality levels versus target levels.
  • Develop and achieve departmental/company goals and controls.
  • Drive improvements in areas of cost reduction, processes, quality and productivity.
  • Work is performed within established professional standards and practices.

Physical Demands:

The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Location: Fort Smith, AR
Country: United States
Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job seekers must live within: 25 miles
Required to Relocate: Yes
Willing to Travel: Yes
Required Experience Required: 5-7 years

Job Application Web Site: http//www.ebscoind.com/careers-jobsearch.asp

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