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Manufacturing Operations Director

Company: Woodward, Inc.
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

minutes of inactivity. Job Description - Manufacturing Operations Director (2201383) Job Description Manufacturing Operations Director - 2201383 Description Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Manufacturing Operations professional, we have an exciting opportunity for you. T his position is responsible for multi-product family scope with high business complexity as defined by multiple products, customers and broad product mix. This position accomplishes objectives through leading a multi-disciplined team to achieve operational excellence in support of company visions, including On-time Delivery, Delivered Quality, productivity improvement/cost reductions, purchased goods quality and delivery and OEM and aftermarket lead-time requirements. What you will be doing

  • Oversees the order fulfillment process through a group of leaders in a product family structure, which may include any of all of the following functions: Assembly and Test, Planning, Product Support Engineering, Assembly and Test Process Engineering, Tactical Purchasing (Supplier Management, Supplier Quality Engineer and Supplier Quality Techs) Product Quality Assurance/Black Belts and Stock room.
  • Accountable for product family metrics and performance (Quality, Delivery, Responsiveness and cost)
  • Responsible for product family budget, capital plans and staffing requirements
  • Collaborates with, and may lead, multi-disciplined teams comprised of Systems Engineering, Development Engineering and Sales, Service and Marketing organization to optimize strategy and approaches to life cycle management, field reliability, customer issues and product improvement
  • Accountable for product family maintenance and adherence to all related work instructions (i.e. safety rules, BDDS, etc.) and Documentation
  • Primary representative for product family with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Coordinates strategy activities with other product families and operational units to meet top-level goals
  • Implements continuous improvement to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Supports Quality System requirements: ISO 9001-2000, AS 9100, QS9000
  • Accountable for financial performance (margins, operating earnings, inventory) through collaboration with sales and strategic purchasing organizations
  • Works closely with Sales, Service and Marketing organization to synchronize customer requirements/demand, new product introduction and operations planning and production
  • Leads talent management initiatives (development plans, succession planning, performance management)
  • Participates as a key member of the CoE Leadership team
  • Enlists support from external departments as needed (i.e. development engineering, manufacturing engineering, HR, finance, etc)
  • Participates in the Product Life Cycle process including
    • Independent Research & Development
    • Platform Development
    • Proposals
    • Business Cases Analysis
    • Product Design and Development
    • Production Aftermarket Support.
    • Participates in or leads proposals of product design Qualifications What We Are Looking For
      • Strong Operations focus; proven ability to lead and manage one or more product families with the following attributes:
        • Six Sigma Methodology
        • Successful track record in a LEAN manufacturing environment
        • Stringent quality standards
        • Progressive/contemporary operational concepts and practices
        • Multi-functional background (i.e. engineering, operations, sales, marketing, project management, materials management)
        • Ability to design and implement operational strategy
        • Thorough understanding of applicable quality system requirements: ISO 9001-2000, AS9100, QS9000
        • Solid leadership skills
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Effective interpersonal skills with all levels throughout the organization
        • Able and willing to change the status quo and effectively champion change, both internal and external to assigned product family
        • Solid understanding and application of process concepts and process control
        • Ability to facilitate and coordinate problem-solving activities internal and external to product family
        • Excellent organizational skills; appropriate prioritization and delegation to meet product family goals.
        • Understands, supports and leads the implementation of LEAN manufacturing techniques (waste elimination, parts flow and pull) and Six Sigma methodologies.
        • Self motivated and results oriented
        • Possesses understanding of business model, strategic goals and operational relationships to develop appropriate goals and objectives.
        • Ability to understand the total business picture and effectively collaborate with other business functions
        • Able to travel as required Education or Formal Training: Experience Required:
          • Minimum 7 years of prior product family leadership experience in manufacturing environment. What's In It For You At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members"---. and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes. - Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including: Estimated annual base pay: $140,000 - $160,000
            • Annual cash bonus opportunity
            • Stock Options / Deferred Compensation Plan
            • 401(k) Match / Stock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
            • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Individual Disability Plans
            • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
            • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
            • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans Job Operations Management Primary Location

Keywords: Woodward, Inc., Fort Collins , Manufacturing Operations Director, Executive , Fort Collins, Colorado

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