Senior Director of Operations

Gray Wolf Industrial - Owensboro, Kentucky
July 26, 2020
Full Time
The Sr. Director, Operations is responsible for planning, directing, and coordination of project execution side of the business maximizing production in a cost-efficient manner. Serving as the General Manager’s right hand, this leader is responsible for increasing profit margins, minimizing overall business costs through proven leadership and business practices and full management of the P&L for assigned region. Core Responsibilities: · Responsible for the daily functions and operations of the Project Management Department. · Interfaces with all related departments/functions to determine the scheduling of work and materials. · Accountable for ensuring revenue throughput and cashflow expectations are received. Develop correction action if expectations are not being delivered. · Direct staff of Managers, Coordinators, Administrators and other project team members to profitably achieve company goals. · Create/sustain a highly functional/cross trained, effective team. Managing group of project managers, coordinators and administrators and act as lead mentor to other members of project management team, which can be measured through employee retention, quality of coaching sessions and surveys. · Diligently manages activities associated with the progress of construction projects. Accountable for ensuring that all contractual terms and obligations of such projects are maintained. Develop and manage corrective actions. Ensures projects are completed within or below budgeted costs. · Meets with customers and vendors to cultivate relationships and identify potential challenges with proposed resolutions, maximizing production and minimizing costs. · Prepares reports for management. Meets with key personnel to ensure timeliness of project deliverables. · Monitors status of change orders and billings and works with project management teams to resolve in a timely manner with a focus on enhancing the customer relationships. · Reviews contracts and PO’s and assists Contract Administration in successful contract negotiations with customers and vendors. Reviews plans and proposals and determines proper procedures in order to accomplish company/dept goals. · Meets with customers and vendors to cultivate relationships and identify potential challenges with proposed resolutions, maximizing production and minimizing costs. · Vet opportunities presented for potential sales and present for consideration to GM. · Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures. · Monitor projects and department budgets to ensure costs are within budget targets. Prepares reports for management. Meets with key personnel to ensure timeliness of project deliverables. ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required by management) Required qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) to perform essential functions of this position: Core Competencies: · Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. · Conflict Management - Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise. · Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. · Decision Quality - Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions. · Delegation - Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; broadly shares both responsibility and accountability; tends to trust people to perform; lets direct reports and others finish their own work. · Developing Direct Reports & Others - Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each persons career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder. · Drive for Results - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. · Integrity & Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesnt misrepresent him/herself for personal gain. · Managing & Measuring Work - Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work. · Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results. Education/Training Bachelors Degree in a related field such as Engineering/Construction or Business is required. Work Experience Ten to twelve (10 - 12) years related experience as a Business Leader (Director Level or above) with a Construction Company or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). General industrial and mechanical experience. Experience must encompass P&L responsibility along with supervisory/management responsibility. Prefer experience with an AISC and/or ASME compliant company. Specialized Knowledge As outlined in the Core Competencies, an individual must have thorough knowledge and an advanced understanding of each competency outlined above in order to carry out the essential functions of this position. Specialized Knowledge is also required in the following areas: Structural/mechanical/industrial construction delivery methods, construction design, and production efficiency metrics. Software & Technology Various office equipment is used such as personal computer, scanner, copier and fax. Extensive knowledge of computer software Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Proficiency in software applications Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for those who have disabilities that qualify under the American with Disabilities Act.
Location/Region: Owensboro, KY