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Director of Operations


Sheboygan, WI

Job Summary

We are seeking an individual for the position of Director of Operations for Sheboygan. This position will direct the activities of the Sheboygan production facilities including Planning, Scheduling, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Production and Shipping Functions consistent with current Company policy and needs, with emphasis on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.


Key Responsibilities

  • Safety – Accountable for establishing a safe workplace compliant with applicable external regulations and Vollrath specific requirements.  Adherence to and enforcement of these practices is the primary responsibility of this position.
  • Quality – Responsible for establishing and maintaining quality systems and standards that are in compliance with Vollrath Standard Quality Systems procedures for all products produced and materials purchased for use in production.
  • Production Management – Ensure delivery performance to Vollrath standards. Create a flexible production facility that is equipped to handle normal business requirements in a highly cost effective manner and minimizes the impact of unusual circumstances. Focusing on effective utilization of resources assigned and reduction of lead time to produce is essential.
  • Financial performance – Responsible for establishment of and performance to annual financial goals.  Continual focus on driving the organization to identify and implement opportunities to reduce cost of doing business.  Establishment of active cost down programs to reduce cost of labor, materials and inventory investments without impacting quality and delivery.
  • Resource Management – Create a working environment that causes people to give the discretionary effort on a consistent basis that will allow them and the organization to excel. Establish goals and objectives with each employee that are aligned with corporate goals/objectives/strategies and measure their performance against these goals.
  • Team work—actively participate in the development and refinement of the Vollrath Manufacturing System, which is centered on standardizing policies and practices that are used across all sites.


  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills to motivate and guide the organization to successful performance to business plan. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to perform required responsibilities independently, guided by the Company’s policies and objectives.
  • Requires education equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Materials or Production Management from an accredited college or university.
  • 10 years of experience with increasing decision-making responsibilities in a manufacturing environment.
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