Operations Managers (2) - Contract Manufacturing
Job Opportunity at EXEK Recruiters, Ltd.

Posted on Jul 10

http://www.exek-recruiters.com    +1 (585) 292-0550

Location: Il/Wi, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4163437

My client is a classic contract assembly (Build-To-Order) manufacturing operation with roughly 260 employees.  They are one of many factories that the overall corporation owns and operates around the globe.  They are presently seeking 2 Operations Managers aka Work Cell Managers to operationally manage the execution of a customer's manufacturing production order.  In other words to behave like a "mini plant manager" tasked with managing / leading all functional areas like Purchasing, Planning, Inventory, Engineering, and Manufacturing for a given customer's Build to Order.  Must have a big picture production point of view and a fundamental understanding of P&L.  Will also participate in the company's ongoing continuous improvement efforts and commitment to Lean Six Sigma methods.

The Work Cell Manager position is a stepping stone position towards becoming a full Plant Manager.  Excellent career opportunity to be a part of a well-established and stable custom manufacturing (assembly) operation with excellent long-term career growth potential.  The company is presently flush with new business / production orders.

  • Must have a strong background in manufacturing operations - individuals with a strong background in Production Planning and Materials Management have proven to be the best fits as a Work Cell Manager.
  • Must have a big picture production point of view.  In other words, an appreciation for the different functional areas of a manufacturer and working collaboratively with them.
  • Must have strong experience interfacing with customers to make sure the order is being fulfilled to their specifications.
  • B.S. degree in an engineering discipline is preferred, but not required.  My client will seriously consider an applicant without a college degree as long as their experience is on target.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience within a contract manufacturing or Job Shop environment that utilizes Lean / Six Sigma Manufacturing methods.
  • Must have at least 2 to 5 years of management experience.  Managing at least 10 to 20 professionals within a team environment is strongly preferred.
  • Any experience relating to Profit & Loss is highly desirable. 

COMPENSATION:  Base salary will range between $100K to $115K plus a up to 20% annual bonus.
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