HR Collaboration Group LLC
  • Nappanee, IN, USA
  • Full Time

This role is located in Nappanee, Indiana.


Want to Build a Career using your special talents, within a driven and connected team of problem-solvers and innovators?  Do you thrive on making an impact in your role and being part of a team who cares about people and Quality of Life?


Then, ATC Trailers has a place for you!    


Who We Are:


ATC offers the "Next Generation" in world-class custom aluminum trailers, with a reputation built around quality, strength, and durability.  What started out as a couple of guys out of a garage, building a trailer a week, is now a community of dedicated trailer builders working side by side to produce the same high-level quality product and continued reputation that speaks volumes about ATC's dedication to excellence, top-notch career development, and ongoing team member recognition.  So, come join the many others who are "building their careers" and success every single day at ATC Trailers! 


Our Mission:  We are committed to the long-term investment in people and products to mobilize the recreational and business activities of our customers.


What We Offer: 


  • Fun, collaborative, and innovative work environment
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salaries and profit sharing!
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
  • Retirement Program with Employer Match!
  • Best practice Paid Time Off policies and Paid Holidays
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
  • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

What You'll Do:


As the Director of Manufacturing, you will research, develop, recommend, and implement strategies, processes, and practices to ensure customer and business goals are continually met and/or exceeded.


Your Accountabilities in the Role:


  • Researches, develops, recommends, and implements strategic goals and actions for the organization to meet or exceed the overall customer and business goals.
  • Cascades Operational goals, actions, and KPI's to each team member to ensure alignment, accountability, and optimization.
  • Reviews data points, budgets, and KPI's to ensure the operational areas are on track; sets up countermeasures, priority actions, and check points with the team leaders, where needed.
  • Analyzes and assesses the short- and long-term manufacturing requirements and capabilities of the equipment, people, and materials to consistently innovate and enhance overall performance for future growth.
  • Drives change through improved organizational capability by providing leadership and mentoring within recruiting, goal alignment, employee development, performance management and communication.
  • Assures policies, procedures, and other documentation are established to provide for consistent and efficient operations within all manufacturing functions
  • Works closely with Supply Chain and the Master Scheduler to ensure the production plan, priorities, resources, and materials are aligned to satisfy customer requirements.
  • Supports business development activities, including potential acquisitions, manufacturing capacity and capability planning, and creation of new products for ongoing business success.


Position Requirements:

  • Education: BS degree in Business, Operations, Engineering, Management or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Experience: 5+ years of Manufacturing/Operations management and leadership experience, within a mid-size to large company.  Proven and successful KPI and P&L management experience is also required, along with  extensive experience in operational execution regarding On-Time Delivery, Quality, Labor Efficiency, Profitability, Expense Control, Shop Floor Organization and Process Improvements
  • Certifications: Lean and Six Sigma training preferred
  • Functional Skills:  Strategic-thinker, who is a strong analyst and problem solver to help create efficiencies and grow the business.  Based on the large volume, strong planning, prioritization, follow-through and organizational skills are required, with the ability to manage multiple large projects and operations at the same time.  Results-oriented, who is strong in cascading goals and KPI management is also required.  Highly process-oriented to create efficiencies within a large team.  
  • Technology Skills: Proficient with ERP systems and validation of changes, Microsoft Office, and other planning software.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present, train, and mentor others; will work with all levels both inside and outside the organization.
  • Leadership/ Behaviors: Strong initiative, high energy, with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is optimistic and can lead, challenge, influence, listen, and motivate large groups to higher levels of success. Strong ability to communicate expectations and delegate challenging work to others, with consistent follow up.  Strong accountability for self and others, with a sense of urgency to get things done; continuous improvement is an on-going key attribute.  The position also requires a strong customer, safety, and quality mindset.
  • Culture Match: Enjoys and thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, with a huge drive to create an impact while also being a respectful problem-solver and a collaborative, continuous learning team member.


Other Important Information:     


Pay/Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. And, there is also Profit Sharing to reward a "job well done"!


And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


Reports To:     VP of Operations                                                                                                                                                                        

Core Hours:   5:00 am 4:00 pm (typical work hours for this role is 7 4:00 pm with extra hours as needed)

Typical Work Week:  M-F; some Saturdays are required (when applicable);  typically, 45 -50 hours a week on average

Direct Reports:  5 Leaders/Managers; a total of 170 team members in Operations

Travel:   Limited; 2 3 times per year


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