Director of Operations and Supply Chain

Greater Chicagoland Area


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Manufacturing / Production

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Other

Salary: $130,000-$150,000

Reference ID: 646

Date Posted: 08/27/2022

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Position: Director of Operations and Supply Chain, Engineered-To-Order Equipment

Location: Suburban Chicago, IL

Position: #646

Take your operations and supply chain leadership career to a new level with a leading privately-held manufacturer of engineered-to-order equipment used in a wide range of industrial applications.

Our client seeks a Director of Operations and Supply Chain in a newly created role reporting directly to the CEO. As a key member of the executive leadership team, you will lead initiative to drive positive change in operations and supply chain in a high mix, low volume, multi-site, multi-team capital equipment manufacturing setting.

If you have an operations and supply chain leadership background along with an interest in lead change initiatives in an established organization that is growing, I'd love to connect to discuss how this leadership opportunity could elevate your career to a new level.

Client Overview

  • A growing and profitable privately held organization that specializes in the design, manufacturing and servicing engineered-to-order equipment used in a wide variety of industrial applications
  • For more than 100 years, our client has built a reputation for engineering quality and for providing a range of innovative features in custom process equipment
  • Based in suburban Chicago with multiple locations servicing global clients with an installed base of thousands of units worldwide

Position Overview

  • Responsible for managing production, supply chain, purchasing, and safety teams within a high mix, low assembly volume, multi-site manufacturing organization
  • Responsible for implementing initiatives to improve On-Time-Delivery, quality, cost, and customer satisfaction key performance indicators
  • Partner with the quality leader to drive continuous improvements across the plants to exceed company goals
  • Promote and establish a work environment which makes safety the highest priority
  • Identify, audit, and quality external suppliers for purchased materials, components, and assemblies
  • Oversee and manage procurement activities with a goal of reducing costs while improving OTD and quality
  • Implement best in class supply chain practices

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with an MBA preferred
  • At least 10 years operations and supply chain leadership experience within an engineered-to-order setting
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate ideas in a coherent and comprehensive manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel to company to sister plant about 50% of the time
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without restrictions


Be assured that resumes will be kept strictly confidential until we speak about a specific opportunity and agree to send it to a client of ours. If your experience matches our client's requirements, we will contact you immediately.

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