Director of Production

JOB SUMMARY:

While upholding Hoyt’s Vision, Mission, Strategy, Management System, Policies, and Management Commitments, the Director of Production is responsible for strategic planning, managing, directing, controlling, and coordinating assigned production departments with a focus to achieve the objectives and goals of the company while ensuring employee safety, on-time delivery, cost controls, and quality. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Helps develop and supports the company’s strategy: As a Senior level manager, contributes to the development and implementation of the company’s strategic operating plan. Establishes long and short-term strategies for areas of responsibilities.  Appropriately align department’s efforts to ensure strategic plan success and to improve overall business performance. Supports the cross-functional needs of the company in Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Sales, Customer Service, Accounting, IT, Human Resources, Legal, and all Administrative areas.

Manages and directs all production areas and personnel to meet company’s goals: Apply and implement state of the art LEAN manufacturing and production principals and theory to all areas of responsibility with a focus on employee safety, controlling costs, and insuring that all products meet established quality assurance and engineering design requirements. 

Ensures alignment of resources to successfully execute the production plan on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis to successfully contribute to the business plan.   Sets priorities for and implements key projects of strategic importance to the company related to production. Performs department administration including capital and expense budget management.  Drives continuous improvement efforts within areas of responsibility. Responsible to maintain accurate accounting of all inventories within production areas. Creates clear and accurate production work sequences, work instructions, and standard work. 

Ensure all employees are properly trained in all related production duties, processes, technical applications, production best practices, safety, 6S, housekeeping, quality, inventory, material handling, and other relevant company procedures and policies. 

Support the R&D and Product Engineering departments: Helps and supports the development of new products and process needs to ensure Hoyt continues to lead the product innovation and new product introduction initiatives. 

Support Manufacturing Engineering, Machine Shop and Maintenance departments:  Provides support to the manufacturing engineering, machine shop and maintenance departments and personnel through: cross-functional training; equipment specifications, design, fabrication, plant lay-out design, and all necessary documentation; regulatory and safety compliance and capital project evaluations and recommendations. Assist in and support new equipment installations. Supports the maintenance department and engineering to keeps all facility, building, and equipment in good and proper working condition. Supports all efforts to keep the exterior and interior of the building, and grounds good condition and in it in compliance with regulations. 

Support other Hoyt departments:  Assists in the development and support of strategy for Supply Chain management and production scheduling to meet organizational needs.  Provides Customer Service, Sales and Marketing with technical support, sales samples, meeting and trade show samples, photo shoot samples, and other information or services as needed. Participates as needed in trade shows, sales meetings, dealer schools, internal training, and Dealer shows, seminars and sales representative travel. 

Develops and supports Hoyt’s human capital: Develops and supports Hoyt’s human capital: Provides coaching and mentoring to department members. Conducts meaningful annual performance appraisals for all subordinates to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for future development. Sets measurable objectives for subordinates that align with the department and company strategy. Provides all relevant functional and technical training to employees. Provides training and support to other departments as required or needed. 

Supports organizational initiatives:  As a leader of the company, is responsible for proactively establishing and/or reinforcing procedures and improvement efforts related to employee safety, employee morale, product quality, customer satisfaction, inventory accuracy, cost containment and performance to budget.  Maintains good working knowledge of the Hoyt ISO 9001 Management System and continually works to improve and follow the requirements of the Hoyt ISO 9001 Management System. Maintains open lines of communication, sharing relevant information with superiors, peers, and subordinates.  Ensure effective verbal and written communication inside and outside the organization, with responsibility to review and finalize correspondence for appropriateness and accuracy.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned by Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires:

  • Basic engineering knowledge such as design, blueprint and process flow. 
  • Advanced manufacturing engineering experience a plus. 
  • Good problem-solving skills, with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Proficient Computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Manage 2000 
  • Basic knowledge of employment and business regulations
  • Excellent understanding of mathematics and statistics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) with all levels of employees in the company.

 

Training and Education:

Education:                                         

Bachelor of Science in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, or Manufacturing Engineering required

 Training:                                         

ISO 9001 training and experience preferred 

Lean Six Sigma training and experience preferred

  • Green or Black Belt 

 Required Prior Work Experience:

Type of Experience                                            Length of Experience

Manufacturing experience                                                                   5-8 years

Supervisory experience                                                                       5 years

Process engineering experience preferred                                          2-3 years 

Note: Management reserves the right to require specific training for this position. However, depending upon the type and the quality of prior work experience, some exchanges can be made between training and experience.

QUALITY AND COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Decision Making and Problem Solving:

The job requires the ability to make critical decisions that affect the company’s financial position and the overall perception of the company by our customers in terms of on-time delivery and quality.  Problems often arise that must be dealt with quickly without interrupting the flow of product through the manufacturing process or affecting quality.

Interaction with Others:

This job requires regular interactions with senior management, department heads and external vendors and suppliers.

Supervisory and Leadership Responsibilities:

The Director of Production is responsible for directing and supervising the work of production managers, supervisors, leads, and front-line employees.

Mental pressure - This position can be highly stressful in terms of prioritizing responsibilities such as, company financial goals, production goals, employee relations and issues, and other critical business needs and deadlines.

HOYT ARCHERY IS A TOBACCO FREE FACILITY

How to Apply

Email your resumé to [email protected]


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