The Kurt J. Lesker Company is a dynamic, rapidly growing global manufacturer and distributor of thin film deposition systems and components for the vacuum technology market. Our products and technologies are used for various research and production applications that include: semiconductor manufacturing, automotive coatings, advanced optical technologies, aerospace applications, medical devices and light emitting diodes. We are looking for a Director of Operations who can implement growth strategies and drive operational efficiency.
The Director of Operations is accountable for developing and leading an environment of operational excellence, evidenced by continual improvement in safety, quality, delivery and cost resulting in increased EBITDA and a best in class customer experience. This person will work with the leadership team to develop, implement and drive the business goals and objectives.
Key job responsibilities:
Directly manage the global supply chain, quality assurance, safety and facilities management.
Assist in establishing corporate strategies as part of the leadership team then lead flow down strategic plans for the operations of the company, including growth, cost, quality, delivery and customer satisfaction.
Deliver an annual operating plan that enables Safety, Quality, Delivery (capacity & lead time), Logistics, Inventory and Material Sourcing to achieve corporate goals and customer demands.
Develop an annual operating budget and ongoing system of controls to meet required service levels and operational goals within prescribed cost, revenue and profit parameters.
Drive a culture of operational excellence, where teamwork and active problem-solving result in continuous improvement.
Lead the Lean and Sustainability transformation throughout the company and external supply chain working towards waste reduction with improved cost and performance.
Oversee the global supply chain from purchase order to delivery, including order fulfillment, quality, logistics centers and inventory management.
Support the strategy for product sourcing across the company including negotiating pricing, terms, and contracts with key suppliers, and ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership through the use of effective cost modeling techniques.
Oversee safety, health, and environmental issues involving the operations to ensure the safety of team members and remain in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Responsible for managing operations with a strong emphasis on production efficiencies and asset utilization; ensure the development of systems and procedures for operating and managing physical facilities and products in a profitable manner.
Experience implementing Lean principles
In depth knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
Proven leadership across a matrix organization
Demonstrated efficiency gains in manufacturing and/or distribution
Desire to make a positive difference in the world
Ability to coach, motivate, and foster professional development of direct and indirect reports
Experience implementing and utilizing various Information Technology platforms
Lean and Supply Chain certifications
Experience implementing Six Sigma principles
ISO 14001 and/or IATF 16949
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability