Stigall & Associates

Director, Plant Operations

2 months ago
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Our client designs, manufactures and markets valves and other highly engineered products and sub-systems used in the energy, aerospace and industrial markets.

  • Culture focused on talent development and continuous improvement
  • Global presence that operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Morocco, India, Brazil and China
  • Products sold both directly to end users and through over 950 distributors
  • Service over 7,000 customers in 100+ countries around the world
  • Primary objective is to enhance shareholder value through profitable growth of our diversified, multi-national company utilizing the proprietary continuous improvement system.

As our global infrastructure continues to evolve, we are committed to accelerating the growth of our businesses and to enhancing our capability and manufacturing strategy to support our customers' businesses and the infrastructure markets we serve every day.


The Director, Plant Management is a champion of the site wide Operations Strategy. He/she will be responsible for partnering with all functions within the business to develop, drive, and implement core business management system.


  • Reports To: VP, Group Operations
  • Direct Reports: Site operations management positions (Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, EH&S, CI, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Project Management and Order Entry/Customer Services


  • Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility which include; manufacturing, assembly, production and inventory control, manufacturing engineering.
  • Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.
  • Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of all operations personnel.
  • Remove production constraints; allocate human and equipment resources and direct production employees to attain all established goals.
  • Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Develop and execute the plant manufacturing budgets. Analyze workforce requirements.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all operations employees.
  • Remove waste and constraints from the production process to improve efficiencies and enhance productivity.
  • Support as necessary research and development as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies.
  • Work with purchasing manager to develop and improve supplier relationships.
  • Maintain and support a superior 6S program, including all timely communication.
  • Work closely with quality personnel to review product consistency while monitoring scrap rates to determine trends and areas of improvement initiatives.
  • Accountable for the safety of the facility by enforcing established safety and health policies and procedures contributing to promoting employee safety and wellbeing and preventing accidents and working to improve TRIR year over year.
  • Must be superior in customer relations and possess exceptional people skills.



  • A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Business/Finance/Management/Operations or other related field. (MBA Preferred)
  • 7+ years progressive experience in a key leadership/management role at a manufacturing facility.
  • Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
  • Experience in a global Company’s and in managing relationships with a US based headquarters.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.
  • Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc. to drive improvement.
  • Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, team building and advanced coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
  • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills


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