Job Details

Director of Operations

Location:   Walton, Kentucky

Salary:   based on experience


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POSITION TITLE:              Director of Operations

 

CLIENT SUMMARY:

Our client, ATech Training, Inc. is based in Walton Kentucky and is a world leader in their industry. ATech Training was founded over 35 years ago with a desire to develop products that would aid technical instructors in presenting a hands-on approach. ATech’s products (“trainers), are used to aid students and professionals to teach and learn the skills of diagnosing and repairing automobiles. ATech has risen to the top of their industry by designing and manufacturing the world class “trainers” and courseware for the Automotive OEM, Secondary Education, Community College, Military Technical Schools.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  

In this newly design role at ATech Training, the Director of Operations will oversee all operations including production, fabrication, human resources, IT, procurement, sales, service, and accounting/finance. Because ATech is a small and collaborative organization, the Director of Operations will think strategically and act tactically. Connecting, mentoring, and coaching the entire staff will be key to this person’s success. The Director of Operations will work with the management team to plan and organize daily functions, drive efficiencies, maintain the high quality of product and service, and drive growth within current and new industries.

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assisting the President/Owner in the development of strategic plans for operational activity; implementing and managing operational plans.
  • Coordinating, managing, and monitoring the workings of various departments in the organization.
  • Improving processes and policies to support organizational goals; formulating and implementing organizational policies, and procedures to maximize output; and monitoring adherence to rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Reviewing financial statements and data to improve profitability; preparing and controlling operational budgets; controlling inventory; managing cash flow, planning effective strategies for the financial wellbeing of the company.
  • Organizing recruitment and placement of required staff; establishing organizational     structures; delegating tasks and accountabilities; establishing work schedules; supervising staff; monitoring and evaluating performance.
  • Monitoring performance and implementing improvements; ensuring quality of products; managing quality and quantity of employee productivity; managing maintenance of the building, equipment and machinery; and providing technical support where necessary
  • Monitoring, managing, and improving the efficiency of support services such as IT, Purchasing, HR, Accounting, and Finance; facilitating coordination and communication between support functions.

 

 

  • Managing customer support; planning and supporting sales, marketing, and customer support activities.
  • Attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

 

 

IDEAL CANDIDATES’ QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven success in leading a small organization through growth and change.
  • Experience in a fabrication/manufacturing/assembly environment strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the automotive and/or electrical assembly industries a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Operations Management preferred. MBA would be a plus.

 

OTHER:

This is an ideal role for an individual with strong operations experience looking to take on an overall business leadership role (possibly fueled by a new MBA!). The Director of Operations will work closely with the President/Owner and could be the succession plan for this role.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Contact:

Sarah Benner, Search Operations Manager

sbenner@gilmanpartners.com

513.842.5338