Director of Operations in Cuyahoga Falls, OH at The Steelastic Company, LLC

Date Posted: 9/30/2020

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Job Description

• Partner with the President to communicate a compelling vision to inspire and motivate the organization.
• Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the management team.
• Oversee structure of the operations department to assure alignment with strategic/budgetary goals.
• Attain or surpass safety, manufacturing, on time delivery and inventory goals as set out in the annual operating plan.
• Engage all teams around issues, trends, new businesses, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.

Operations Management
• Oversee Manufacturing Operations to ensure the quality and quantity of product.
• Partner with Engineering to resolve safety, manufacturing and/or customer issues.
• Oversee vendor and inventory sourcing selection criteria.
• Establish and monitor a strong internal inventory control environment.
• Oversee the fulfillment of customers’ orders.
• Promote internal operating efficiencies and continuous improvement activities vital to our competitiveness.
• Maintain awareness of workplace safety and reinforce good practices in daily work responsibilities.
• Implement all operations related procedures and processes and manage the systems going forward.

Team Management
• Develop and manage direct staff.
• Engage other members of the management team and members of the organization to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all aspect of the Operation Department positively support achievement of Company’s goals.
• Provide guidance on attracting and developing operation team members.

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, or related field or equivalent required.

Relevant Work Experience and attributes

• Must have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience managing manufacturing plant operations in a low volume, capital equipment environment. Inclusive of five years of experience in all facets of manufacturing and administration process (purchasing, logistics, and inventory control).
• Previous experience in the tire industry highly preferred.
• Experience should include knowledge of planning, budgeting, personnel administration, safety and regulatory issues.
• An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills with a proven ability to implement changes.
• A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment who has a strong commitment to developing team members.
• A strong business acumen and ability to be decisive while managing effective communication through functional areas of the organization.
• Project Management and Team Leadership experience with a proven history of effective process improvement implementations while meeting deadlines.
• Proven effectiveness maintaining customer focus while supporting company priorities.
• Proven track record in establishing and maintaining EHS excellence in an operational setting.
• Extensive ERP/MRP Systems knowledge; D365 preferred.
• Flexible and self-starter; able to multi-task.
• Extensive knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems such as ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 as well as OSHA, DOT, EPA, & DEC Regulations.
• Knowledge of industrial motors and controls, assembly of industrial equipment, machining and fabrication technologies in Mechanical and/or Machine Maintenance fields.
• Extensive knowledge of Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001 as well as training in other Continual Improvement initiatives including LEAN and Six Sigma.


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