Director of Operations in Chicago at GPAC

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

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Job Description

We've recently partnered with a growing manufacturing company who is ready to hire a new Director of Operations. This is a great opportunity to work for stable company with great benefits.

The VP of Operations is charged with overseeing the operations of a local manufacturing company. This role involves directing all aspects of production, operations, machinery maintenance, safety, efficiency, operational conformance, product quality, and continuous improvement. We are looking for a process-oriented leader who thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess and train supervisors and employees on full-cycle production processes.
  • Inspect, analyze and recommend ways of improving quality and efficiency in production activities.
  • Supervise and monitor the execution of all production activities.
  • Ensure highest quality of handling, processing and storage of production materials.
  • Manage production schedules, work instructions and production inventories.
  • Manage & develop production team
  • Understand and provide leadership support for a high-end safety and secure environment.
  • Ensure compliance with all Company policies, as well as all Federal, State and Local OSHA regulations.
  • Coordinate repairs for equipment. Perform month end inventory and cycle counts to ensure physical inventories reconcile.
  • Participate in planning personnel safety and plant protection activities.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineer preferred.
  • 7+ years of progressive management experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and facilitate cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability of managing cost performance, supply/demand forecasting and distribution execution.
  • Demonstrated ability of bringing new products to a commercial scale.
  • Experience interacting with R&D Specialists
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Previous manufacturing experience

Take the next step in your career. APPLY NOW! Please contact Jase Kraft at for more information on this or any other positions you may be interested.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 29 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.