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Director of Operations

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Topeka, KS
$90,000 - $100,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 10, 2017
Job ID
Community Information
  • Topeka, KS is 50 miles due west on I-70 from Kansas City. This will put you within one hour of three professional sports franchises (Kansas City Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting Kansas City Soccer Club, and The Kansas Speedway)
  • City is home to approx. 125,000 and has an average cost of living that is 14% lower than the national average.
  • Centrally located between The University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) and Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS).
Position Profile
  • The Director of Operations will oversee daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed, and identify opportunities to develop processes that will maximize safety, quality and productivity.
  • Plan, organize, and run optimum day to day operations to exceed customers’ expectations of quality and on-time delivery
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing costs and achieving quality standards
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Collect and analyze data to find wasted motion or time
  • Commit to facility safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets
Background Profile
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 years’ experience as a plant manager with proven leadership skills and knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment, technical expertise and be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity and inventory

Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.