Manufacturing Management Recruiters | Director of Manufacturing Employment in Minnesota

Director of Manufacturing

Kappa Search is a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in the permanent placement of engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing professionals. We are currently hiring a Director of Manufacturing for an excellent company in the Fairmont, MN area. This position will direct all manufacturing operations in the facility, maintaining the highest quality of goods while preserving diligence to quality, delivery, safety, cost and continuous improvement. The Director of Manufacturing will be responsible for mentoring the talent in the operations unit to improve overall management effectiveness by driving employee safety and LEAN processes in all production activities. Additionally, this person will develop an annual budget, in order to analyze financial metrics and drive improvement and change. The director of manufacturing will interact with senior management and executives daily, as well as monitoring the efforts of 800 salaried and hourly employees. This production facility is our client’s largest in North America, and as such is seeking an excellent motivator to run the manufacturing plant.

Additional Responsibilities:

·  Manage 400-500 indirect reports, with 4-5 unit managers

·  Manage the production plant

·  Implement lean processes

·  Develop and mentor new management staff

·  Perform six sigma duties


·  Bachelors Degree with 10 + years manufacturing management experience

  • Experience running a large plant

·  Experience in heavy manufacturing (low volume, high complexity)

·  Working lean manufacturing knowledge

·  Six Sigma

·  Ability to think strategically and act accordingly

·  Strong interpersonal skills

·  Proficient in contemporary business tools