newSr Dir, Manufacturing Operations

Date Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough LE12 9EQ

Job Description

The Senior Director of Operations is accountable for the critical functions required to produce products. This position will be responsible for driving continual process and product improvement throughout the organization and ensuring product integrity. To ensures that appropriate resources are allocated to achieve annual operating objectives as well as aligning the operation to support strategic goals.
The Senior Director of Operations is a member of the Site Leadership team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Direct and manage all Operations functions including: Manufacturing teams, Quality Engineering and Inspection, Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities/Maintenance, Supply Chain, Planning and Scheduling, Warehouse and Logistics.
  • Ensure safe operations
  • Ensure environmental standards are followed
  • Collaborate closely with support functions including: Program Management, Human Resources, Finance, EH&S, Contracts, Engineering, Quality Systems, and Operational Excellence.
  • Provide advice and counsel on operational issues to General Manager, and other Meggitt leaders.
  • Lead and execute continuous improvement to reduce cost, improve competiveness relative to cycle times and improve quality
  • Lead operations team and directs organizational development and training requirements for a high-performance work team
  • Control and improve operational costs both direct and indirect
  • Direct improvements for WIP inventory levels to drive competitive business position for future business
  • Ensure Operations department procedures and employee behaviors are compliant with all governing federal, state, local and corporate regulations.
  • Champion and support the Meggitt Production System (MPS) including Policy Deployment, Lean Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, TPS and Continuous Improvement Philosophy with hands-on involvement and reinforcement. Drive and support implementation of the MPS.
  • Ensure quality system is adhered to, champion a culture of Zero Defects and honoring standards
  • Determine and execute the site capital budget. Review each expenditure request for accuracy, relevance and ROI.
  • Establish and oversee SIOP process – assure effective integration between sales and operations for effective planning and execution.
  • Manage the direct and indirect staffing levels within responsible budgets
  • Provide mentoring and training to subordinates.
  • Translate and support Meggitt global manufacturing strategies. Maximize existing facility footprint using innovation/technology and by otherwise leveraging the enterprise.
  • Establish appropriate Operations goals within the context of the Meggitt strategy and ensures attainment of these to support top level objectives.
  • Ensure that performance metrics are posted and displayed, assessments are conducted, and visual management systems are maintained.
  • Direct participation in Tier 1 customer initiatives, readiness assessments, and other partnership activities.
  • Maintains and applies a broad understanding of financial management principals related to cash flow and working capital to ensure decisions are fiscally sound and responsible

Job Specifications

15+ years of experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment with increasing levels of responsibilities including supervision and management experience.

Ability to drive relentless root cause analyses

Demonstrated accomplishment in Continual Improvement

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience in high volume aerospace operation
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of/experience with manufacturing support functions such as Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities, Materials
  • Strong business acumen and customer interaction experience
  • Strong employee relations experience
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills
  • Strong leadership skills - effective in motivating and directing a team for positive results
  • Strong knowledge of ERP and automated scheduling systems
  • Strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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