Delaware Resource Group

Director of Plant Management

US-NY-Long Island
2 weeks ago
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DRG Professional Services is currently seeking a  Director of Plant Management who 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.


  • Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the NY facility which include; manufacturing, assembly, production and inventory control, manufacturing engineering
  • Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining Aerodyne Controls and Survival Solutions product quality
  • Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to insure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of all operations personnel at the NY facility
  • 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. Analyse 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 NY, 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


 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline required; 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 analyse 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
  • Seven direct reports, 80 indirect reports
  • Manages CI Manager and Master Scheduler
  • Strong Quality Assurance background required
  • Must have experience in the Aerospace industry









The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.


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