Senior Director, Operations - Brecksville - Curtiss-Wright

Publiée le: 4/26/2021

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

The Curtiss-Wright Corporation is an American-based, global diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense, and energy markets.

Farris Engineering, a Curtiss Wright company, is a world leader in the design and production of a wide range of spring-loaded and pilot-operated pressure relief valves. Farris Engineering is headquartered in Brecksville, OH, a suburb South of Cleveland, OH. The Brecksville plant is home to sales, marketing, finance, valve manufacturing, test, engineering, quality and global supply chain functions. Farris Engineering serves the global Pressure Relief Valve market with additional locations in:

  • Brantford, Ontario, CA -- Specialty Products Manufacture
  • Tianjin, China -- Manufacturing & China Sourcing / Purchasing
  • Corby, UK -- Assembly & regional sales
  • Sao Carlos, Brazil -- Assembly & regional sales

The Opportunity | Senior Director, Operations

Reporting directly to the General Manger, the Senior Director Operations will serve as a key member of the management team and will have full operational responsibility for Farris, a manufacturing division of Curtiss-Wright, which produces products with an annual trade sale value in excess of $100 million.

The successful candidate will have a broad background in overseeing and managing a manufacturing operation in a low to mid volume / high mix industrial manufacturing environment and will be responsible for 7 -- 10 direct managers and ~300 indirect reports. This individual will be active not only in strategic and operational planning for the future growth of the business, but also in the immediate tactical issues of production problem-solving, customer service excellence and operational profit.

Your Challenge

This position requires the enhanced ability to communicate across all plant operations and management teams, with Sales, Applications Engineering, Customer Service, Program or project management, Supply Chain and Operations, as well as our network of representatives and local business partners to maintain good relationships with customers. In this environment, you will:

  • Possess strong leadership and management capabilities to focus on operational excellence, overseeing the implementation of improvements in quality, safety, and productivity through lean manufacturing and materials management principles
  • Lead all operational efforts -- wholly owned and within our supply chain, to improve systems and processes that increase productivity, maximize profitability, and support strategic growth, leverage efficiencies across a WW enterprise, leveraging a WW supply chain and supplying finished goods WW.
  • Drive strategy and activities related to SIOP, Demand Management, Procurement management, and Materials Management inclusive of operating in an environment that ranges from engineer to order to configure to order to make to stock.
  • Directs the operational organization, including manufacturing, assembly, supply chain, logistics, safety and quality for maximum efficiencies of equipment, materials, and personnel.
  • Production operations, schedules, workloads, manning levels, machine utilizations, are met in achieving the required production outputs and service levels for the Company's products
  • Coordinate with the General Manager, General Sales Manager, Product Engineering Managers and financial controller in accordance with monthly, quarterly and annual business plans and activities.
  • Interface with engineering personnel in order to implement new production lines or modify existing lines and processes for new products or product revisions, capacity changes, production or quality improvements, etc.
  • Interact with our local business partners, representative and customers alike to understand market and industry needs, customer requirements and quality and service expectations and ensure our operations are meeting all external needs.
  • Oversee and monitor the budget for manufacturing operations, including capital expenditures, labor, head count, and supply chain costs.
  • Implement a safety culture and implement safety initiatives that drive the organization to achieve the goal of zero accidents.
  • Determine current and future operational opportunities that will support new technologies and long term growth in support of the CW Farris strategic plan.
  • Maintain customer, market, and product knowledge, understanding and preparing operations for product line changes as required to meet customer and market needs.
  • As a model corporate citizen, confirms organizational policies are implemented ensuring conformance to corporate compliance areas including environmental, safety and product liability, works closely with CW Lean and LCE Procurement Group, CW Valve group, any International wholly owned facilities, joint ventures and subcontractors as part of CW's Market Improvement initiatives.

Your Expertise

  • A minimum of 8 years of senior level experience in manufacturing operations
  • A college degree is required with a technical major preferred. BSME ideal, BSMfgE or BSIE or other bachelors degree in technical area is a strong plus.
  • Experience within the valve manufacturing and/or oil & gas industry would be a strong plus, prior experience in a metal working environment, one, which deploys manual as well as CNC turning, and milling machines, will also be considered
  • A successful track record of achieving growth and profitability targets for a complex manufacturing site or multiple operations
  • Definitive experience in single-piece flow systems, cellularized or focused work teams, lean, 6 Sigma, 5S and other continuous improvement programs would be a plus.
  • Successful track record in M&A activities, namely the post-acquisition integration which could include the rationalization of products and other assets, would be an asset
  • Hands-on experience utilizing lean manufacturing principles for continuous process improvements which drive productivity and profitability ( e.g. SPC, Six Sigma, Totally Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, or ISO processes)
  • Strong financial acumen, solid quantitative analytical skills, and an ability to write capital requests and analyze operating reports to identify opportunities; the ability to summarize monthly operating results and future plans with executive teams and others, and collaborate with supply chain for maximum cost reduction.
  • The ability to maintain relationships with customers and partners, communicate across all levels of the organization, from shop floor to members of the leadership team.
  • Exhibits a high level of drive, integrity and energy, a change agent that motivates and inspires others with a drive for innovation
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills, strong leadership skills with a strategic mindset, encouraging others to do the same. The strategic and visionary leadership skills to maintain a long term focus and the tenacity to achieve results.
  • The ability to build and energize a strong positive team environment; identify, attract, and retain talent -- assess existing talent, assemble and build a team when/where required.

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-HP1