The Director of Operations is a key member of the Executive Team and responsible for managing the Operations Team. In partnership with the Executive Team, the Director of Operations collaborates on the development and execution of the company’s strategic objectives. Areas of responsibility include the functions of manufacturing, shipping, receiving, production planning, maintenance, engineering, and purchasing. This position is responsible for the execution, continuous improvement, and budgetary objectives of assigned departments.
Responsible for leadership and development of entire Operations organization
Interacts with BD / Program teams to establish priorities required to meet customer requirements (quality, OTD and satisfaction)
Responsible for operations excellence and improvement to include setting and meeting cost and profitability targets / objectives
Responsible for the monitoring metrics, continuous improvement, and execution of operations.
Work with Executive Team to develop the strategic plan, communicate and execute the plan, hold employees accountable to strategic objectives.
Helps in establishment and monitoring of the AOP.
Provides mentoring, tools, training, and accountability to operations.
Responsible over budget control, including capital, operating expenditures, and resource costs for areas of responsibility.
Works in conjunction with the HR Manager and GM on personnel issues.
Responsible for annual reviews.
Facilitates health, safety and environmental policies into daily work activities.
Responsible to implement, promote, review, and continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.
Bachelor’s degree in Optics, Management or Engineering is preferred.
8-10 years professional experience that includes operations management in optics manufacturing environment.
Strong understanding of best practices in manufacturing.
Strategic thinker and planner, able to drive continuous improvement and achieve results.
Ability to build effective relationships within multiple functions at all levels.
Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
Expertise with Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, Quality Management Systems, and ISO.
Can handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
About Hardin Optical Company
Hardin Optical is your source for high precision optics: from rapid prototype development and custom fabrication to mass production.Established in 1976, Hardin Optical is located in the beautiful coastal community of Bandon, Oregon. For over three decades we have manufactured high quality optical components and systems. A strong emphasis on research and statistical process control keeps us at the industry forefront and sustains our technical versatility.Our facility incorporates all the latest optical tools and equipment necessary for producing high precision optical products. In addition, our complete machine shop provides custom fabrication and in-house tool development for complete project support and maintenance.Hardin Optical Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V