Director of Operations - Automotive Manufacturing

  • Location
    Roxboro, North Carolina
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - VP - Operations

Adecco Executive Recruitment, on behalf of its client in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area is on the hunt for a top level Operations Director who will be responsible for operational excellence in multiple facilities in the area.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

Leading, developing and motivating Plant Directors for all areas and targets (e.g. production, quality, profit, cost etc.) to meet and contribute to a wide range of business targets.
Full deployment of the company’s standardized operating system, including plant standard organization and standardized production processes in all plants.
Work in collaboration with Manufacturing/Process Engineering to optimize the operational efficiency strategy across and among all plants.
Develop strong and effective relationships with key internal external stakeholders
Oversee operations to ensure safety, production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources
Oversee Lean activities across all plants, and drive a culture of continuous improvement and employee involvement
Approve regional operational procedures, policies and standards
Review external reports and financial statements to determine changes in market conditions and revise business objectives and plans accordingly
Provide planned and ad hoc reporting to executives at all levels of the corporation on organizational plans, results and business performance
Actively drive and support all aspects of the company’s culture, ethics, and values, including being an obvious practitioner and lead by example
Proactively communicate with appropriate internal departments and functional support leaders in a manner that sets them up for success.

As a Strategic Partner, you will:

Develop and achieve the agreed upon strategic & operational goals.
Take corrective actions where performance deviates from plan to continue achieving operational goals
Oversee multiple plants to deliver the agreed upon business and operational plans.
Manage full and complete P&L performance.
Establish & maintain appropriate monitoring systems, ensuring effective measures, controls and reporting mechanisms exist.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders including strategic OEM customers, key suppliers and local authorities (where needed).


Bachelor's/Master's degree in Engineering or Business (or related)
10+ years of Operations leadership - strategic planning and execution in the automotive manufacturing industry
Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
Understanding of global markets, technologies and products
Ability to solve problems with advanced analytical skills
Energetic, forward-thinking and creative with high ethical standards and professionalism.
A visionary and experienced leader
Basic understanding of accounting
Solid record of building teams and interacting effectively at all levels in the organization
Effective communicator and experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.

Apply now for immediate consideration.

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