Director of Production Operations - Relocation Available Kiva Systems
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Kiva Systems, Inc. is a rapidly growing Boston-based robotics company that is revolutionizing supply chain operations. Our customers are large retailers, catalog operators, e-commerce and other companies that ship products to consumers, businesses and retail stores.
Kiva Systems is seeking a seasoned manufacturing operations professional with a track record of transformational leadership within a high volume production environment. This role will report to the VP of Manufacturing Operations. As an integral member of the management team the incumbent will collaborate with key stakeholders within Kiva Systems to drive transformational change by deploying Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen to achieve process improvement, customer-centricity, required production capacity and on-going reduction in cycle time and cost. The successful candidate will have 10 or more years of experience and will manage the execution for plant operations, ensuring that the operation is aligned with overall corporate business objectives, has flexibility and capacity to support customer demand, and effectively balances and leverages fixed cost structure with optimal variable resources. Utilizing effective organizational planning and development leadership, the Director of Production Operations will improve how the organization deploys assets, both human and physical resources, to deliver targeted results, accountability, productivity, continuous improvement and scalability.
Provide exceptional leadership to accomplish strategic annual business and tactical objectives in an empowered, team-based environment.
Achieve optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual production plan.
Drive breakthrough operational performance improvements utilizing principles and practices of Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen while ensuring customer satisfaction with high quality products delivered on-time.
Build, develop and lead functional teams and value streams to meet business objectives including: delivering the perfect order; creating an environment and culture of safety; and attaining stretch metrics in areas such as quality, delivery and cost reduction.
Ensure organization's development and continuous improvement of technical and management capabilities/skills in direct reports, addressing individual development needs, building an environment of high sustained high performance.
Continue cultural and process transformation with Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies. Ability to critically analyze existing performance issues and introduce innovative methods and solutions to generate leading-edge operational standards and sustainable, best-in-class outcomes
Develop key performance metrics and routinely report on safety, quality, efficiency, delivery, cost and continuous improvement efforts.
Ensure capacity planning modeling is precise and representative of demonstrated capability and takt time requirements.
A minimum of BS/BA degree; engineering, manufacturing, or related field preferred. Require a strong track record of progressively more responsible hands-on manufacturing experience in a high volume assembly & test manufacturing environment, with at least 10 years in a senior manufacturing/operations leadership role.
Proven success in hands-on operational management of large plant or multi-site operations.
Demonstrated success implementing Lean 6 Sigma, JIT, 5S, Standard Work and Kaizen improvement principles, practices and techniques - the ability to drive a sustainable Lean cultural transformation.
Consistent track record of execution (results, accountability), successfully delivering year over year performance improvement.
Experience working in high growth, high change environment for companies that design and produce electro -mechanical and/or industrial products in high volume.
Highly collaborative, metric driven leader who can balance daily tactical activities with longer term strategic initiatives.
Factory layout experience and capacity planning and modeling capability.
Strong leadership, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize operational activities and effectively resolve manufacturing issues. Experienced in strategic planning, budgeting, and timely decision-making.
Robotics, Automotive and/or Contract Electronics Manufacturing experience a plus.
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