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IDEX Director of Manufacturing Operations in Rohnert Park, California

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Date: January 2017

Position/Title: Director of Manufacturing Operations

Location: Rohnert Park, CA


This position has overall responsibility for all aspects of manufacturing operations including materials, purchasing, assembly operations, manufacturing engineering and shipping/receiving. Position has cost of goods responsibility within specified guidelines. This is the most senior position in the manufacturing operation. In addition, this position has responsibility for LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement.


  • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of operations.

  • Lead, structure, and plan the management of the overall manufacturing operation to achieve company goals for product quality, on-time delivery, effective inventory management and manufacturing profit and productivity.

  • Responsible for planning and executing Annual Operating Plans and overall responsibility for achieving Manufacturing Profit targets.

  • Lead implementation of comprehensive and sustained LEAN manufacturing and training of personnel.

  • Improve manufacturing and material management processes through use of LEAN manufacturing principles and productivity measurements.

  • Develop and implement effective supply-chain management practices to reduce overall costs, improve product quality and assure stable sources of supply.

  • Drive JDE and follow-on improvements to the ERP system functionality in order to facilitate better decision making and efficiency.

  • Support global sourcing efforts to find further supplier cost reduction opportunities while maintaining product quality.

  • Effectively manage, train, and motivate all direct and indirect subordinates, as a team, to maximize the overall productivity of operations..

  • Lead effective efforts to restructure/eliminate ergonomically adverse manufacturing procedures.

  • Manage preventive maintenance program for equipment and tooling in support of process and product excellence.

  • Drive safety throughout Operations and identify preventive plans to prevent accidents.

  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


B.S. degree required, advanced degree highly preferred. Ten or more years in a related manufacturing operations management position. Green Belt level Six Sigma preferred.


Demonstrated ability to understand, plan and execute dramatic change in manufacturing structure, systems and philosophy. Must be detail oriented while able to conceive, implement and operate systems and processes. Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a cooperative, cross-functional, participative (e.g. matrix) environment. Demonstrated effectiveness in motivating and executing against objectives, policies and procedures through subordinates, including non-exempt associates. Strong operational excellence background required and is customer focused. Experience in low volume/high mix manufacturing.


Ability to negotiate, cooperate and effectively interact with peers, superiors, subordinates and vendors to achieve results. Outstanding demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Good ability to use PC & ERP tools for communication, data extraction, and analysis. JDE knowledge a plus. Ability to independently perform financial and operational assessments of new projects or systems and current activities using PC based software. Must be able to travel to customer/supplier sites throughout the world.


General office environment, with occasional exposure to the manufacturing environment. Long working hours.


The physical and mental capabilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to sit at desk for long hours; repetitive hand and body dexterity for utilizing computer keyboard, operating copier, sorting documents, reaching, pulling and retrieving files

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

  • Visual acuity for reading computer screen and handwritten/typewritten documents.

  • Speaking and hearing ability for telephone and in-person communications.

  • Able to do complex analysis and make logical decisions.

  • Capable of focusing on details with regard to procedures, deadlines and work flow.

  • Maintain composure and professional approach when dealing with IH&S associates and the public.

IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Committed to Workforce Diversity.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: IH&S (Rohnert Park)

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