Senior Director - Manufacturing Operations
Whitewater, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Senior Director - Manufacturing Operations

Req # 64158

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and more productive. United by our Values, people with diverse backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global customers have peace of mind.

We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others. As an inclusive workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity and respect. At Generac, our success is powered by Our People.

Job Summary: The Senior Director Operations is an integral business partner providing leadership to ensure order fulfillment while driving operational excellence standards for safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory. This role is responsible for providing direct leadership of Production, Quality and Operations Engineering functions with dotted line leadership to Supply Chain. This role is also responsible for ensuring execution of automation and continuous improvement initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and direct the Operations team by selecting, coaching, and developing the team and set objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team.
  • Train, develop, motivate, monitor and lead to achieve established SMART goals and objectives to develop talent and leaders for growth within the company.
  • Establish the Operations priorities to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Manage organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development. Design and direct processes by which the team and individual performance are recognized.
  • Develop and deploy strategies in order to achieve both short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Ensure product, material and information streams flow and are synchronized to produce maximum efficiencies and lowest cost of operation.
  • Lead, implement and promote a culture of respect, integrity and accountability.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established practices and policies (federal, state, region and country). Surpass the National Safety Council average for Recordable Injuries and Lost Work Days when compared to companies with similar operations.
  • Significant responsibility for overall performance and strategic vision of the Operations team

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business or Industrial Technology OR 8 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 10 years of progressive management experience in a similar working environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree MS and/or MBA
  • ERP/MRP user (SAP/Oracle);
  • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP
  • Experience in utilizing continuous improvement methodologies to improve manufacturing operations

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

  • We are an inclusive company that celebrates differences and keeps equity and respect at the forefront.
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, & 401k
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plans with company match
  • Medical support programs: Maternity, Diabetes, Treatment Decision Support and more
  • Work-life benefits: PTO and Holidays

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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