It is possible you could take the Director of Operations position here within 3 years. This is a smaller wholly owned subsidiary of a dynamic, $5.5 B publicly held parent corporation. Their stock has jumped by 170% in just 3.5 years! You’ll have a total of 8 to 12 reports, including a Supply Chain Analyst, 4 Buyer/Planners, and warehouse staff, plus the dotted line responsibility for another plant. Reporting to the Director of Operations, there will be plenty of visibility working with the president. Your first goal will be to look over the operation with a fresh pair of eyes and to visualize and implement whatever improvements need to be made. The duties look typical, but will include establishing long and short term strategies, meeting purchase price variance goals, driving supplier on time delivery goals to meet internal needs, achieving monthly inventory targets, driving process improvements, meeting annual cost improvement objectives, improving vendor selection and management, monitoring vendor performance, developing supplier transition plans, training staff, and more. They use the Visual ERP system, and there will be extensive work with Excel. Travel is expected to be about 25% of the time. Target salary ranges from $100,000 to $125,000 base, and there is an annual bonus based on individual and company achievements. I will show them qualified candidates to $135,000. They hope to hire a local manager, but it’s possible to get some relocation expenses for regional candidates. Due to Dept. of Defense contracts, all employees are U.S. citizens. Requires 5 or more years of supply chain experience, including management background in a manufacturing environment, a BS in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related 4 year degree, strong background in long term contract negotiations, vendor tracking and management, PPV goal achievement, strategic planning, and demonstrated supply chain project management achievements. Aerospace manufacturing background is strongly preferred, but not required.