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Director of Operations

Location : Racine, WI
Employment Type : Full-Time

TWIN DISC, Inc. has a proud history of engineered transmission and propulsion solutions for equipment that fuels the world, feeds the globe, and creates our societies’ infrastructures. Through the ingenuity of our employees, we have built a strong company that is respected throughout the world and is a leader in the markets we serve. Due to continued growth, we are currently looking for a Director of Operations to lead our manufacturing operations.


Bachelor’s Degree

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Director of Operations develops strategies for international operations, implementing best practices for optimal company performance, monitoring the progress of global activities, and scoping out new business opportunities for the company. This role also delegates tasks to subordinate managers and serves as the main decision-maker when it comes to international company matters. The primary focus will be North America and secondary focus will be global operations.

This role oversees the manufacturing operations in North America and will be involved in international operations. Their responsibilities revolve around coordinating with analysts to identify the best practices for optimal performance and services, setting goals and objectives, monitoring sales progress, devising strategies, and identifying customer needs. Furthermore, as a Director of Operations, it is essential to lead and encourage the workforce to reach goals and new milestones, all while implementing the company’s policies and regulations.

Director of Operations Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, international business, or similar degree.
  • 10+ years of experience managing a complex enterprise’s operations.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets in a similar role.
  • Proficient operational and financial acumen.
  • Strong ethical leadership abilities and behaviors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of program / project management fundamentals.
  • Deep understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts following Toyota Production System (TPS).
    • Experience managing forecasts and the SIOP process.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel globally.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build a culture of continuous improvement achieving Operational Excellence to build best in-class service to the customer.
  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement of KPI’s around Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost. Develop short and long-term goals and objectives for the site aligned with Strategy Deployment Objectives.
  • Meet and exceed year-over-year financial targets through active continuous improvement projects and driving material and non-material productivity of the business while driving accountability for the overall P&L.
  • Promote hands-on, high involvement approach to problem solving.
  • Support the SIOP process interfacing with a cross-functional team.
  • Direct and manage the establishment of a production plan and operation of material replenishment to support demand and on-time delivery while reaching the targeted inventory level.
  • Support Supply Chain performance improvement and cost reduction initiatives via Value Add/Value Engineering.

Location: Position located in Racine, WI with a flexible working environment.

TWIN DISC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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