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Associate Director, External Manufacturing Operations

Novavax Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place.

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking an Associate Director, External Manufacturing Operations who is responsible for drug substance CMC-related activities across the Novavax product portfolio, including development, tech transfer, manufacturing, and supply of clinical and commercial drug substance (DS). The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with experience and interest in working in a small, entrepreneurial environment with broad responsibilities and opportunities. Partnerships with global CMOs outside the US may require significant travel required. The candidate will collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. This role will be critical in ensuring establishment of robust processes across multiple locations meeting critical deliverables.

Must be flexible and open to significant international travel

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

* Responsibility for drug substance technology transfer activities from clinical development through commercial supply
* Direct interface with Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) for process optimization, cGMP manufacture and supply of DS in support of ongoing clinical programs or commercial launch
* Serve as site representative to deliver robust, scalable and cost-effective manufacturing processes that meet or exceed the target product profile
* In coordination with Quality Control and Quality Assurance, implement stage appropriate analytical methods and protocols and ensure that all CMOs are using systems and processes in compliance with all relevant regulatory standards
* Review and update process comparability or quality risk assessment documents during transfer and prior to process validation; adapt control strategy based on CMO site specific requirements
* Collaborate with Supply Chain to ensure Bill of Materials are routinely updated and forecasted for critical material supplies
* Oversee execution of the validation of DS processes as required by cGMP, ICH (International Conference of Harmonization) and FDA regulations
* Prepare, review, or edit tech transfer protocol/reports, manufacturing batch records, and Quality documents (including justification and impact assessment for change controls and deviation investigations)
* Preparation of source documents and drafting of CMC modules in support of regulatory submissions
* Provide hands-on technical/team support and leadership for technology transfer, and qualification studies associated with the development and implementation of processes, systems and facilities related to vaccine drug substance and key intermediates e.g. media, buffers and cleaning solutions
* Collaborate with other CMC team members to build and execute the CMC development plan
* Provide coaching to junior team members as necessary
* Significant travel required, both domestic and international (up to 50%)

Minimum Requirements:

* MS or BS in engineering, chemistry, biology, or related discipline.
* BS with 10+ years or MS with 7+ years of experience in pharmaceutical or biological operations focused on late phase process transfer, pre-approval inspection, and clinical/commercial manufacturing
* Knowledge of CMC development from clinical through commercialization
* Strong understanding of FDA regulatory requirements associated with manufacturing of vaccine products.
* Experience in oversight of CMOs for process optimization, characterization, technology transfer, and commercial operations
* Diverse knowledge and experience in various relevant areas, including but not limited to molecular/cell biology, protein production, harvest, downstream purification and common analytical tools is preferred.
* Strong project management skills. Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record, analyze and document data generated in support of regulatory requirements.
* Proven experience as a people leader with demonstrated ability to build, lead, motivate and develop a team and hold team members accountable.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven cross-functional collaboration experience in a technical environment
* Capable of performing multiple functions in a fast-paced environment. Strong technical writing and good organization skills are required.
* Demonstrated verbal and written skills in communicating scientific and technical information

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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58d ago

Director of Operations - Chemical Manufacturing - Virtual

H.B. Fuller
Remote or Vadnais Heights, MN
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota; Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Simpsonville, South Carolina; Covington, Georgia; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota; Roseville, California; Gainesville, Florida; Aurora, Illinois; Ball Ground, Georgia; Blue Ash, Ohio; Remote;
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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Our commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.

H.B. Fuller's Hygiene, Health, and Consumables Adhesives segment provides high quality adhesive solutions used in such markets as disposable hygienic products, rigid and flexible packaging, tapes and labels, paper products, and much more. As consumer preferences and behaviors evolve, our team of market experts solve adhesive challenges that allow our customers to win in their markets.

Role: Operations Director - Chemical Manufacturing

Location: Virtual/Remote OR located at one of the four (4) plants in Seneca, IL, Covington, GA, Roseville, CA, or Blue Ash, OH

We at H.B. Fuller embrace a shared set of beliefs and competencies that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental principles about how we will achieve success. We strive to hire talent that demonstrates our beliefs and our competencies.

Position Overview:

As a direct report to the NA Regional Operations, the Operations Director of Health, Hygiene and Consumables (HHC) serves as the multi-site leader accountable for execution of the operations strategies for the defined group within the NA HHC business. The multi-site leader serves as a member of the NA HHC Operations Leadership Team and provides strategic and tactical leadership to ensure the needs of the business can be delivered with the highest levels of safety, cost effective customer service and quality.

The position is directly responsible for four (4) manufacturing locations; Roseville, CA; Blue Ash, OH; Covington, GA and Seneca, IL. The plant managers of each location report directly to this position. Supporting functions such as process engineering, production planning and scheduling, etc. will report indirectly to this position.

This position can be located remotely, or in one of the four (4) plants listed above.

Focus areas include:

* Environmental Health and Safety and Security
* Quality Management
* Service Level Improvement
* Process and Productivity Improvement
* Cost Control
* People and Organizational Development
* New Product Introductions

Principal Duties:

Strategic Direction:

As a member of NA HHC Operations leadership team, the role is responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing the strategic manufacturing requirements for the polymer/water-based adhesives businesses. This strategy is implemented in collaboration with the Regional Operations Director and supports regional business strategy.

Functional Control:

* Manage the production of NA HHC products, communicate directly with the four facility managers on matters of EHS, quality, production, people development, cost, service and related metrics
* Manage the engineering and technical resources responsible for operations related projects
* Work closely with Customer Service, Sourcing, SI&OP, and Technical teams to manage inventory levels, lead sales and operational planning, and develop logistics strategies to drive on time shipment improvements
* Work closely with other regional operations leaders to ensure optimal sourcing strategies are pursued.
* Work closely with division and regional labs, Pilot Plant, Engineering, and Sourcing to effectively introduce new products and processes

Human Resources:

* Select staff and manage staff performance
* Ensure staff are trained by providing training where necessary
* Develop succession plans and promote growth of skills and capabilities of team members throughout operations organization
* Allocate centralized resources across facilities to address prioritized needs and improve organizational effectiveness
* Ensure there is a focus and priority on building a great place to work for all employees within the area of responsibility

Continuous Improvement:

* Drive continuous improvement in EHS, quality, costs and performance to the customer
* Sponsor and lead projects to drive performance improvement
* Manage the polymer/water-based capital budget

Safety and Regulatory:

* Provides EHS leadership for division
* Maintain division regulatory compliance

Required Qualifications:

* BA/ BS degree in chemical engineering with 10 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing capacity with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership capacity.
* Accountability for results and bias for action
* Able to translate goals in actionable plans and results
* Builds and leads effective teams
* Attracts and retains the best talent
* 5+ years of experience in OSHA 1910.119 PSM regulations
* 5+ years of experience in capital expenditure management
* Prior experience required in (1) demonstrated success in leading a PSM chemical manufacturing facility and (2) demonstrated ability to successfully lead change projects and deliver sustained continuous improvements.
* Must be creative and imaginative in developing programs and approaches that contribute effectively to the Company, while ensuring the maximum return on the investment made.
* Should possess effective, strong communications and analytical skills, be persuasive and have good general management instincts.
* Must be people oriented and possess good insight into people
* Demonstrated success in assessing a multi-facility region, identifying gaps, defining/communicating/executing strategy, working collaboratively with cross-functional leaders, and leading the team to best-in-class performance

Travel Expectation:

Able to travel 35% of the time

Employees are eligible for full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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3d ago

Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations - Griddle & Pretzels

Treehouse Foods
Remote or Kentucky
Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

IL Works from Home

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations - Griddle & Pretzels

Job Description:

The Sr Director Operations is accountable for multi-site plant operations. Through plant leadership teams assures employee engagement, safety, quality, customer service, continuous improvement, cost, and production objectives are met or exceeded. Provides coaching and leadership to team members in the areas of employee engagement, safety, quality, customer service, continuous improvement, cost, and equipment reliability to elevate the team's performance. Drives the executive strategic direction needed to achieve long-term operating and profit goals. Provides financial reports and continuous feedback to management to review progress against goals.

Responsibilities:

* Drives strategic direction of the Company within multi-site manufacturing operations

* Leads a culture focused on collaboration, continuous improvement, employee engagement and delivering sustainable performance

* Lead the continuous improvement program to deliver opportunities in safety, quality, service and cost.

* Maintains collaborative relationships with matrixes organizations including Engineering, Quality, Continuous Improvement, R&D, Sales/Marketing, Finance and HR and other departments in order to coordinate all phases of operations and provide optimum services

* Directly supervises plant managers responsible for production activities

* Provides support, training and development of plant staff

* Directs reporting of manufacturing cost controls, cost estimates, capacity plan, human capital and facility requirements

* Directs facility capacity planning and location analysis studies to assure that production is planned and executed at the best location assuring quality, service, and cost.

* Evaluate and recommend facility capital expenditures and projects, review results upon completion including cost benefits.

* Monitors manufacturing and financial performance and implements corrective action planning when needed to meet company objectives

* Ensures implementation of operating systems in safety, quality, continuous improvement, sanitation, preventative maintenance, and best management practices.

* Ensure that the entire staff has people, safety, quality, customer, and cost as the overall focus.

Supervision:

* Supervises approximately 8 Plant Managers as direct reports: 8 manufacturing plants and approximately 1,400 total facility employees

Qualifications:

* BS/BA in Engineering, Food Technology, Business Administration, or related subject

* Management of multiple plants and departments using financial, organizational, and administrative planning skills.

* Lean/continuous improvement experience

* Exposure to multiple Supply Chain and other business disciplines

* Strong understanding of manufacturing unit operations

* Project management skills

* Exposure to new product commercialization and start-up procedures

* Excellent communication skills

* Thorough understanding of supply chain cost structure

* Highly collaborative leadership style

* Operational knowledge of equipment design, installation, operation (using project management and engineering or food technology skills).

* Ability to lead and promote teamwork in multiple locations across all functions.

* Computer skills including MS Excel, MS Word, and various other software.

Preferred Characteristics:

* Masters or MBA desirable

* Prefer food and beverage industry experience in a manufacturing environment, or CPG experience

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13d ago

Operations Product Development - Digital Manufacturing - Director

PwC
Washington, DC
A career within Operations Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
* Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
* Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
* Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
* Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
* Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
* I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
* Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
* Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
* Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Additional Educational Requirements:

In lieu of a Bachelor Degree, 12 years of professional experience involving technology-focused process improvements, transformations, and/or system implementations.

Minimum Years of Experience:

7 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Master Degree

Certification(s) Preferred:

APICS CSCP, APICS CPIM, ISM CPSM, ISM CSM, or ISC CPSD

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Candidates should have extensive knowledge of operations management including operationalizing business strategies and transforming the value chain functions from product development through supply chain, manufacturing, and product support. Extensive experience in Operations Strategy and Transformation, Product Innovation and Development, Supply and Demand Planning, Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Sourcing, Service Operations, Manufacturing and/or Logistics is preferred.

Demonstrates proven expertise and success to lead large or multiple teams through the design and implementation of people, process and technology changes, including: -Building solid and collaborative relationships with team members, foster a productive teamwork environment, lead teams to generate a vision, leverage diverse views, and help develop and grow team members throughout the course of every engagement. -Exhibiting capability in thought leadership, emphasizing new business development and project extensions, including client lead maturation, proposal development, and close. -Managing and delivering significant business results that reflects strategic and creative thinking, individual initiative and the following abilities: -Developing a business vision and leading complex projects while functioning at the highest levels of client organizations; -Identifying and addressing client needs: build, maintain, and utilize networks of client relationships; manage resource requirements, project workflow and budgets; -Communicating complex material effectively in written and oral formats to various audiences; -Conducting and directing quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data. Extensive proven abilities and success performing with system applications that support the following processes: product lifecycle management, network optimization, planning/forecasting, merchandising, inventory management, sourcing/e-sourcing, maintenance, enterprise asset management, materials management, warehouse management, or transportation management preferred. Specific providers could include SAP, Oracle, Manugistics, Manhattan Associates, JDA, Red Prairie, SmartOps, and/or Primavera

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorydirector.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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13d ago

Director, High Volume Manufacturing Operations

DRS Technologies
Columbia, MD
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.

Direct all activities related to manufacturing operations Ensure that manufacturing processes adhere to negotiated budgets and schedule and are in compliance with applicable quality and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. This role is responsible for the overall performance of the manufacturing plant. You will work with the executive team to devise policy and strategy. You will direct and coordinate all production activities and ensure a company focus on safety, quality, and continuous improvement. In the role of Plant Operations Manager, you will work effectively across all divisions, provide leadership, and maintain a safety focused work environment
Duties and Responsibilities: * Direct and administer the activities related to manufacturing operations. Ensure that manufacturing process adhere to negotiated budgets and schedule and are in compliance with applicable quality and federal, state and local regulatory requirements * Manage the development and monitor execution of manufacturing schedules * Lead the development of product manufacturing processes, procedure, work instructions, and test instructions * Establish high-volume manufacturing operations, including evaluation and selection of facility locations, personnel requirements, personnel qualifications/skills, required capital infrastructure and organization * Review product Technical Data Packages to inform engineering team for improvements for design for producibility trades * Drive continuous improvement throughout the operation * Develop budgets and manage activities to accomplish financial objectives * Develop and implement short- and long-range objectives, consistent with company strategic initiatives * Participate in the preparation and/or review of proposals for new business based upon RFP/RFQ requirements * Coordinate operations and communications within, between, and among various functional areas * Ensure operations conform to the company's policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local regulations * Establish, monitor, and ensure satisfactory customer and public relations, either through direct contact or delegation * Engage in the typical responsibilities or a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling * May also have supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc * Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization Secondary Accountabilities: * Attend appropriate customer and business meetings * Ensure key performance objectives are measured, monitored, and improved * Actively participate on and lead group & corporate initiatives Basic Qualifications: * Expertise in the operations management of a high-volume manufacturing facility * Strong working knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing processes- 5S, Kaizen, Kan Ban, Continuous Improvement * Capable of understanding, reading, and evaluating company financials such as P&L's, budgets, etc. * Strong strategic thinking abilities * Strong communication skills, high level of integrity and work ethic, and excellent organizational skills * Bachelor's degree in operations, engineering or related discipline with a minimum 10 years of related experience * Demonstrated performance implementing continuous improvement initiatives * Proven track record solving complex issues, driving risk assessments, root cause evaluations and red to green action planning Physical Requirements: * Lifting up to 10 lbs.: up to 25% of time * Walking: up to 50% of time * Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time * Sitting: up to 50% of time * Travel: up to 10-25%% of time AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off. Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS Our Mission To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship. Our Vision To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S. Our Values Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through: INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first. QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services. CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers. DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential. INNOVATION. At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come. Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com
60d+ ago

Director, High Volume Manufacturing Operations

Leonardo DRS, Inc.
Columbia, MD
**Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC** , a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com .

Direct all activities related to manufacturing operations Ensure that manufacturing processes adhere to negotiated budgets and schedule and are in compliance with applicable quality and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. This role is responsible for the overall performance of the manufacturing plant. You will work with the executive team to devise policy and strategy. You will direct and coordinate all production activities and ensure a company focus on safety, quality, and continuous improvement. In the role of Plant Operations Manager, you will work effectively across all divisions, provide leadership, and maintain a safety focused work environment
**Duties and Responsibilities:** + Direct and administer the activities related to manufacturing operations. Ensure that manufacturing process adhere to negotiatedbudgets and schedule and are in compliance with applicable quality and federal, state and local regulatory requirements + Manage the development and monitor execution of manufacturing schedules + Lead the development of product manufacturing processes, procedure, work instructions, and test instructions + Establish high-volume manufacturing operations, including evaluation and selection of facility locations, personnel requirements, personnel qualifications/skills, required capital infrastructure and organization + Review product Technical Data Packages to inform engineering team for improvements for design for producibility trades + Drive continuous improvement throughout the operation + Develop budgets and manage activities to accomplish financial objectives + Develop and implement short- and long-range objectives, consistent with company strategic initiatives + Participate in the preparation and/or review of proposals for new business based upon RFP/RFQ requirements + Coordinate operations and communications within, between, and among various functional areas + Ensure operations conform to the company's policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local regulations + Establish, monitor, and ensure satisfactory customer and public relations, either through direct contact or delegation + Engage in the typical responsibilities or a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling + May also have supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc + Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization **Secondary Accountabilities:** + Attend appropriate customer and business meetings + Ensure key performance objectives are measured, monitored, and improved + Actively participate on and lead group & corporate initiatives **Basic Qualifications:** + Expertise in the operations management of a high-volume manufacturing facility + Strong working knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing processes- 5S, Kaizen, Kan Ban, Continuous Improvement + Capable of understanding, reading, and evaluating company financials such as P&L's, budgets, etc. + Strong strategic thinking abilities + Strong communication skills, high level of integrity and work ethic, and excellent organizational skills + Bachelor's degree in operations, engineering or related discipline with a minimum 10 years of related experience + Demonstrated performance implementing continuous improvement initiatives + Proven track record solving complex issues, driving risk assessments, root cause evaluations and red to green action planning **Physical Requirements:** + Lifting up to 10 lbs.: up to 25% of time + Walking: up to 50% of time + Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time + Sitting: up to 50% of time + Travel: up to 10-25%% of time AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off. **Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS**
60d+ ago

Director, Operations & Manufacturing

Alvarez & Marsal
Washington, DC
Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Director: Operations & Manufacturing

Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) - Operations team. With more than 5,000 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

A&M's Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies. The companies we serve are upper middle market in the $50 million to $1 billion plus range.

Private Equity Focused Professionals

We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. We provide private equity clients with a broad continuum of knowledge and tools for cost improvements, transformations, mergers, acquisitions and carve-outs

A&M's Operations professionals assist our clients in analyzing manufacturing operations, supply chain and distribution channels, procurement, SG&A operations and sales force effectiveness for potential value creation opportunities and to help drive them during our Client's ownership. From our thorough fact-based analysis, we assess state of operations, identify key risks to investment and quantify potential EBITDA improvement plans for the buyer and seller.

The PEPI Operations group is a growing business targeting high growth in the next two to four years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and build leadership skills. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, training and exposure to international business assignments.

Responsibilities:

We are seeking individuals that can lead and deliver large, complex client engagements, working closely with PE leadership to identify, design, and implement creative business solutions for their portfolio companies. Directors frequently lead the following types of engagements:

* Gain a comprehensive understanding of a target's manufacturing and distribution operations-- organization design, production capacity, efficiency, quality, planning, warehousing and team capability
* Evaluate the maintainability and operability of production facilities
* Review current and historical data to understand efficiency & capacity, including equipment conditions, maintenance logs, spare parts and detailed production numbers
* Provide shop floor insights by talking with employees and customers and reviewing all available data
* Identify potential cost improvement opportunities through lean improvements, outsourcing or consolidation of facilities
* Develop transformation plans to drive proposed changes and identify key risks and mitigation strategies
* Implement and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance.

Qualifications:

* 10 plus years of combined professional industry and consulting experience, with a minimum of 4 years specializing in manufacturing and/or distribution functions
* Previous advisory experience from a top-tier strategy firm, leading specialist, niche advisory firm, or Big-4 consultancy preferred
* Experience working for or with private equity sponsors and portfolio companies. Deep functional expertise in one of more of the following areas:
* Supply Chain Operations
* Manufacturing Operations, SI&OP
* Footprint optimization, plant consolidation and product line transfer
* Manufacturing strategy, CapEx planning, Manufacturing 4.0/IIoT
* Lean, Six Sigma, TOC and Value Engineering
* Demonstrated track record working with C-suite executives as well as private equity deal and operating partners
* Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
* Specific experience designing and leading the execution of internally-focused and externally-focused change/communications strategy.
* Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
* Previous strategy and change management experience.
* MBA a plus

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M's entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work-guided by A&M's core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity-are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal's policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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30d ago

Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations - Griddle & Pretzels

Treehouse Foods
Remote or Worth, IL
Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

IL Works from Home

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations - Griddle & Pretzels

Job Description:

The Sr Director Operations is accountable for multi-site plant operations. Through plant leadership teams assures employee engagement, safety, quality, customer service, continuous improvement, cost, and production objectives are met or exceeded. Provides coaching and leadership to team members in the areas of employee engagement, safety, quality, customer service, continuous improvement, cost, and equipment reliability to elevate the team's performance. Drives the executive strategic direction needed to achieve long-term operating and profit goals. Provides financial reports and continuous feedback to management to review progress against goals.

Responsibilities:

* Drives strategic direction of the Company within multi-site manufacturing operations

* Leads a culture focused on collaboration, continuous improvement, employee engagement and delivering sustainable performance

* Lead the continuous improvement program to deliver opportunities in safety, quality, service and cost.

* Maintains collaborative relationships with matrixes organizations including Engineering, Quality, Continuous Improvement, R&D, Sales/Marketing, Finance and HR and other departments in order to coordinate all phases of operations and provide optimum services

* Directly supervises plant managers responsible for production activities

* Provides support, training and development of plant staff

* Directs reporting of manufacturing cost controls, cost estimates, capacity plan, human capital and facility requirements

* Directs facility capacity planning and location analysis studies to assure that production is planned and executed at the best location assuring quality, service, and cost.

* Evaluate and recommend facility capital expenditures and projects, review results upon completion including cost benefits.

* Monitors manufacturing and financial performance and implements corrective action planning when needed to meet company objectives

* Ensures implementation of operating systems in safety, quality, continuous improvement, sanitation, preventative maintenance, and best management practices.

* Ensure that the entire staff has people, safety, quality, customer, and cost as the overall focus.

Supervision:

* Supervises approximately 8 Plant Managers as direct reports: 8 manufacturing plants and approximately 1,400 total facility employees

Qualifications:

* BS/BA in Engineering, Food Technology, Business Administration, or related subject

* Management of multiple plants and departments using financial, organizational, and administrative planning skills.

* Lean/continuous improvement experience

* Exposure to multiple Supply Chain and other business disciplines

* Strong understanding of manufacturing unit operations

* Project management skills

* Exposure to new product commercialization and start-up procedures

* Excellent communication skills

* Thorough understanding of supply chain cost structure

* Highly collaborative leadership style

* Operational knowledge of equipment design, installation, operation (using project management and engineering or food technology skills).

* Ability to lead and promote teamwork in multiple locations across all functions.

* Computer skills including MS Excel, MS Word, and various other software.

Preferred Characteristics:

* Masters or MBA desirable

* Prefer food and beverage industry experience in a manufacturing environment, or CPG experience

TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1
13d ago

Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations - Griddle & Pretzels

Treehouse Foods
Remote or Hooks, TX
Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

IL Works from Home

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations - Griddle & Pretzels

Job Description:

The Sr Director Operations is accountable for multi-site plant operations. Through plant leadership teams assures employee engagement, safety, quality, customer service, continuous improvement, cost, and production objectives are met or exceeded. Provides coaching and leadership to team members in the areas of employee engagement, safety, quality, customer service, continuous improvement, cost, and equipment reliability to elevate the team's performance. Drives the executive strategic direction needed to achieve long-term operating and profit goals. Provides financial reports and continuous feedback to management to review progress against goals.

Responsibilities:

* Drives strategic direction of the Company within multi-site manufacturing operations

* Leads a culture focused on collaboration, continuous improvement, employee engagement and delivering sustainable performance

* Lead the continuous improvement program to deliver opportunities in safety, quality, service and cost.

* Maintains collaborative relationships with matrixes organizations including Engineering, Quality, Continuous Improvement, R&D, Sales/Marketing, Finance and HR and other departments in order to coordinate all phases of operations and provide optimum services

* Directly supervises plant managers responsible for production activities

* Provides support, training and development of plant staff

* Directs reporting of manufacturing cost controls, cost estimates, capacity plan, human capital and facility requirements

* Directs facility capacity planning and location analysis studies to assure that production is planned and executed at the best location assuring quality, service, and cost.

* Evaluate and recommend facility capital expenditures and projects, review results upon completion including cost benefits.

* Monitors manufacturing and financial performance and implements corrective action planning when needed to meet company objectives

* Ensures implementation of operating systems in safety, quality, continuous improvement, sanitation, preventative maintenance, and best management practices.

* Ensure that the entire staff has people, safety, quality, customer, and cost as the overall focus.

Supervision:

* Supervises approximately 8 Plant Managers as direct reports: 8 manufacturing plants and approximately 1,400 total facility employees

Qualifications:

* BS/BA in Engineering, Food Technology, Business Administration, or related subject

* Management of multiple plants and departments using financial, organizational, and administrative planning skills.

* Lean/continuous improvement experience

* Exposure to multiple Supply Chain and other business disciplines

* Strong understanding of manufacturing unit operations

* Project management skills

* Exposure to new product commercialization and start-up procedures

* Excellent communication skills

* Thorough understanding of supply chain cost structure

* Highly collaborative leadership style

* Operational knowledge of equipment design, installation, operation (using project management and engineering or food technology skills).

* Ability to lead and promote teamwork in multiple locations across all functions.

* Computer skills including MS Excel, MS Word, and various other software.

Preferred Characteristics:

* Masters or MBA desirable

* Prefer food and beverage industry experience in a manufacturing environment, or CPG experience

TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1
13d ago

Director of Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations

Humana
Remote
The Director, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations ensures the Pharmacy trade strategy aligns with formularies and the desired health outcomes of patients. The Director, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations requires an in-depth understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across the function or segment.
Responsibilities The Director of Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations resides in Humana Pharmacy Solutions PBM business segment and ensures the Pharmacy trade strategy aligns with formularies and the desired health outcomes of patients. The Director, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations requires an in-depth understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across the function or segment and reports to the Market Vice President of Manufacturer Trade Relations. The Director, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations contracts and works closely with manufacturers and serves as a key collaborator with Internal Pharmacy Leaders to determine which prescription drugs are covered and managed on Individual and Group Medicare Part D plan formularies. The role is responsible for account and relationship management with manufacturers and managing the interface between Humana's Retail Segment, trade relations, corporate finance, analytics, underwriting, and clinical pharmacy strategy teams. Responsibilities include: Under direction of the Market Vice President of Manufacturer Trade Relations- and with input from Pharmacy Clinical Strategies, Analytics, and underwriting- collaborate to develop formulary strategies to improve affordability and advance the delivery of integrated care in the Retail segment. Engage Retail Segment and Consumer Experience leaders to develop and execute drug coverage strategies supporting the Humana Retail business strategy. Accountability for the daily management and relationship interface between HPS Manufacturer Trade Relations, Corporate Finance, and manufacturers. Leverage management reporting tools and develop briefings on rebate performance in the Medicare line of business to support enterprise budget and trend projections. Serving as a liaison between Retail business leaders and the HPS Manufacturer Trade Relations and Analytics teams. Provide leadership guidance, general issue management, and strategic stakeholder engagement as it relates to Retail segment drug rebate performance. Requirements Combined Experience: 7-10+ years in manufacturer(industry) trade relations OR the financial management of prescription drug benefits OR pharmacy benefit management experience at a health plan OR PBM OR experience negotiating for a pharmacy manufacturer OR experience negotiating drug contracting at health plan. Advanced understanding of the U.S. prescription drug supply chain including the flow of goods from manufacturers to consumers, the flow of payment and key financial relationships. Must have strong knowledge of the Retail Medicare or Employer Group commercial business environment as it relations to prescription drug benefits. Ability to work in cross-functional teams (matrixed environment) including interfacing with business executives to communicate drug coverage strategies and the value they produce to support Retail strategic business goals. Bachelor's degree required Desirable Post graduate education or professional degree preferred Additional Information: Position can be Work from Home with requirements to travel as a Humana Employee to meetings. We will require full COVID vaccination for this job as we are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve. If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or documentation for a medical or religious exemption consideration where allowed by law. Requests for these exemptions should be submitted at least 2 week prior to your scheduled first day of work. Scheduled Weekly Hours 40
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Average Salary For a Director Of Manufacturing Operations

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Director Of Manufacturing Operations is $130,526 per year or $63 per hour. The highest paying Director Of Manufacturing Operations jobs have a salary over $191,000 per year while the lowest paying Director Of Manufacturing Operations jobs pay $89,000 per year

Average Director Of Manufacturing Operations Salary
$130,000 yearly
$63 hourly
Updated October 20, 2021
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10 %
130000
Median
191000
90 %

Highest Paying Cities For Director Of Manufacturing Operations

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Covina, CA
$136,858
$65.80
Fort Lauderdale, FL
$128,102
$61.59

5 Common Career Paths For a Director Of Manufacturing Operations

Operations Director

Operations directors oversee all company operations. They have the power to set the direction, change the course of the organization, and reform strategies to ensure efficiency in how the company operates. Operations directors manage business operations effectively by constantly analyzing company data and by anticipating any challenge that may come their way. As such, they make sound business decisions and recommendations that will help strengthen the organization. Operations directors oversee finances, quality control, and even human resources. They ensure that all aspects of the business are considered in making business operations decisions.

Operations Vice President

The responsibilities of an operations vice president will revolve around overseeing business operations and ensuring workforce and workflow efficiency through evaluations and providing strategic plans that would drive the company to meet its vision and mission. An operations vice president, in adherence to the company policies and regulations, also has the power to hire and train employees, even to execute disciplinary actions such as termination or suspension when necessary. Furthermore, an operations vice president also has discretion in reviewing and approving reports and requirements in various aspects such as budgeting and new policies.

Vice President Of Manufacturing

Vice presidents of manufacturing are executives primarily working for a firm in the manufacturing industry. The vice presidents of manufacturing plan, direct, and coordinate product development and manufacturing. They oversee the manufacturing operations to ensure smooth, efficient, and budget processes. Their responsibilities involve correspondence to external and internal parties. Typically, they handle two or three executive or senior producers. They also implement strategies for manufacturing operations in line with the corporate plan and client needs.

Chief Operating Officer

A chief operating officer, also known as a COO, is a high-ranking official who oversees a company or organization's daily administrative and overall operations. They are typically the second in the chain of command, reporting directly to the company's chief executive officer, also known as a CEO. Among their duties include developing strategies and guidelines, reviewing reports, performing assessments, and implementing the company's policies, standards, and regulations. Additionally, they lead and empower staff to reach goals, helping solve issues and concerns when any arise.

President

Presidents are usually the highest-level executives in an organization. They oversee the whole company. They identify clear goals and provide strategic direction as the company works towards the achievement of their overall vision. Presidents are the decision-makers in the company. They make crucial decisions to ensure that the company continues to grow and survives challenges that come their way. They are expected to consider all stakeholders, from the board of directors and employees to the customers in their decision-making process. Presidents also represent the company in external functions, especially during high-level events. As such, they are expected to be professional, well-mannered, and good communicators.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Director Of Manufacturing Operations