Director of Manufacturing in Chesapeake, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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NML Director of Manufacturing

Industry respected defense contractor and manufacturer of heavy, naval ship equipment and structural support systems has immediate opening for an experienced Director of Manufacturing in its Ship Services Business Unit.

Candidate should have a minimum of 20 years proven leadership in fiscal management, planning and execution of manufacturing and shop floor production including 5 years of experience as a senior level manager with P&L responsibility. Strong strategic planning and capital budgeting skills required with objective to increase profits and strive for efficiencies in manufacturing efforts. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple industrial facilities in diverse locations.

Responsibilities of the Director of Manufacturing:

Operational

Create a culture of exceeding customer expectations, ensuring that the organization is highly responsive to customer needs and issues.

Define responsibilities and clearly communicate performance expectations to all manufacturing departments.

Continuously improve operations through alignment with the manufacturing ERP (JobBOSS) with a strong focus on driving a Lean Culture to reduce cost in the organization and ensure maximum efficiency, quality and on-time delivery are achieved.

Knowledge of current technologies in manufacturing (fabrication and assembly), engineering, materials management/inventory control, distribution and logistics, purchasing, quality assurance systems processes and practices.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret manufacturing ERP systems, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from corporate leaders, managers, clients, and customers.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables.

Strong collaborative skills with the proven abilities in leadership/ownership and accountability and a proven ability to drive change.

Ensure standardization of compliance to all business group work instructions, QEHS requirements and industrial policies and procedures across all industrialized business units.

Prepare, support and participate in all internal and external audits, making improvements, as recommended, and resolving any non-conformances.

Financial

Participate with senior management and Program Managers to review, analyze and interpret financial statement data to drive margin growth to stated targets and beyond.

Strong financial and business acumen; prior profit and loss responsibility required. Track record of successful leadership, performance results, organizational development and operational improvement.

Strong knowledge and experience with process tools such as profit planning, strategic planning, Organizational Capability Assessment, Corporate Accounts, Lean System/Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, Fixed Capital Optimization, and EHS processes (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc.) is strongly preferred.

Demonstrated ability to review, prepare and analyze industrial task estimates for accuracy and realism.

Proven expertise in tracking industrial in-process project costs and completion to identify potential delivery and cost problems and alternative solutions early to the customer.

Experience managing indirect costs to meet rate targets and ensure competitiveness within the marketplace.

Ability to read and interpret financial reports, identifying variances to expected performance. Use variances to recommend action items to improve financial performance to meet or exceed organizational key metrics.

Experienced presentation skills and graphic communications.

Planning

Lead vision for the future of the manufacturing division.

Understand and calculate shop capacity and constraints. Plan, execute, track and deliver on-time.

Ability to schedule shop resources to meet all customer tasking on time and on budget including the ability to develop detailed completion schedules for larger tasking and to track against those schedules.

Ability to handle emergent and walk-in production requirements.

Resource Management

Set appropriate staffing levels through the profit planning process. Proactively participate in staffing/headcount decisions for key production positions. Demonstrate a leadership style that perpetuates the GDIT Ethos and Code of Ethics.

Drive change through improved organizational capability, providing leadership in recruiting, goal alignment, employee development, performance management and communication.

Ensure motivation and retention of a high-performance management team and workforce.

Train and coach manufacturing managers in leadership and the proper performance of their duties. Provide team members with professional goals and personal growth opportunities. 

Identify and address underperforming areas, talent and capability gaps and improve operating efficiencies through programmatic, disciplined approach.

Oversee staff certifications and training ensuring it remains current at all times.

Establish a periodic training program to advance the expertise of all staff and remind them of on-going regulatory and process procedures.

Manage subcontractors and vendors providing specialized services, selecting best value suppliers, quality and timeliness of product and evaluating their performance for future use.

Supervise material identification, ordering, receipt, storage, control and disposition within the industrial facilities.

QEHS

Ensure new team members receive initial safety training.

Demonstrated success in driving zero-incident culture through employee ownership of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs.

Ensure hazardous material is stored, controlled and disposed of properly and that all staff are trained on its proper handling.

Ensure all quality checkpoints are properly conducted and signed as required and that all quality documents are retained properly.

Industrial Equipment

Identify capital needs and perform ROI to ensure equipment maintenance and expansion to support company growth.

Establish and administer a maintenance program for all industrial equipment in accordance with guidance provided by each equipment manufacturer.

Track and analyze equipment repair costs and recommend timely acquisition of replacement equipment.

Perform best value analyses of replacement equipment, as it applies to our tasking, modernizing our capabilities as required to perform more efficiently.

Manage shop tools.

Facilities

Allocate industrial space optimally to respond to current workloads.

Anticipate the impact of projected workloads on current industrial facilities and propose additions or changes to space and equipment layout to meet future demands.

Ensure all industrial facilities meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements.

Provide all industrial facilities with infrastructure to ensure all employees are operating in safe environments.

candidate should have a minimum of 20 years proven leadership in fiscal management, planning and execution of manufacturing and shop floor production including 5 years of experience as a senior level manager with P&L responsibility. Strong strategic planning and capital budgeting skills required with objective to increase profits and strive for efficiencies in manufacturing efforts. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple industrial facilities in diverse locations.

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Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline required; MBA desired.

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Minimum of 20 years of experience with progressive levels of accountability and responsibility in Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and related support functions.

US Navy waterfront support experience and extensive knowledge of applicable Naval Instructions and MILSTD, ABS and NSTM requirements to include TS9090-310(latest version) and NAVSEA Standard Items.

Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret technical drawings for manufacturing.

Lean and Six Sigma experience required; Black Belt desired.

Proven track record in building high performance teams, leading cross-functionality, developing and retaining employees, and driving organizational change.

Must be extensively experienced with the use of computers and software programs commonly used to perform leadership and analytical functions.

Proven ability to manage growth.

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For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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