IDEX Director - Operations (Vancouver, WA) in Vancouver, Washington
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With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.
IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health & Science team. You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo, an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life®/LUKAS® tool may have rescued you. Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit www.idexcorp.com.
This position has responsibility to lead Micropump’s Operations Team, providing exceptional internal and external service to customers through world-class manufacturing processes and building capabilities to create competitive advantage. The individual will be responsible for building trusting relationships and gaining credibility by engaging with employees. This individual will be expected to be an active and influential member of the Sr. Leadership Team.
Develops and implements the Operations Strategy to meet increasing volume requirements from growth while strengthening competitive position and meeting customer and shareholder needs.
Establishes a sustainable Continuous Improvement Culture utilizing formal Lean methodology resulting in sustainable processes, a highly engaged and empowered workforce, customer satisfaction through quality and on-time delivery, and targeted financial performance.
Develop an AA Operations Leadership Team (consistently meet or exceed performance targets and exemplify IDEX Values).
Focus on 80/20 to maintain core business and while supporting growth opportunity of Sales partners.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Leads the operations for Pump Component Manufacturing, Pump Assembly, Supply Chain Planning, Shipping & Receiving, Maintenance, Quality and Major Facilities Projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
Establishes strong and healthy professional relationships amongst teams.
Creates ownership and accountability in key processes and outcomes related to Micropump’s focused priorities.
Executes Micropump’s business priorities through team engagement, strategic planning, and continuous improvement utilizing Lean/Six Sigma methodologies and practices.
Understands the needs of the customer and develops solutions to solve employee and customer issues
Communicates effectively across the organization · Understands financial performance of the Operation’s team and the Micropump organization
Motivates people and teams through influential communication · Creates a positive learning environment for members of the operations team
Strives to be a Servant Leader
Lives the mission, vision and values of IDEX
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Engineering or Business or equivalent experience in a manufacturing organization; Master’s degree preferred
Six Sigma Black Belt and knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
In-depth knowledge and application of of 80/20 principles
5+ years’ experience developing and leading teams
Demonstrated project management skills
Working knowledge of GD&T methodology
Demonstrated knowledge and competency in engineered plastics injection molding, metals machining and assembly operations
Demonstrated computer literacy especially working with Microsoft programs, database, MRP systems (JDE preferred).
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally
Regularly works in an office and manufacturing setting
Frequently required to stand, sit, talk and hear
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 (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.