|Job Title: ||Assistant Director of Operations
|Industry Sector: ||Fishing
|Job Categories: ||Management
| Contact Information
PRADCO Outdoor Brands
Address: 3601 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Company Phone: 479-782-8971
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
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
- 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
- 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
- Prepare procedures, reports, and plans.
- Defect reduction
- 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
and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation
relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors
- Evaluate overall
performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
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
- 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
SKILLS AND ABILITIES EXPECTATIONS
- 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
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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