Job Description

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Confucius

Director of Operations

  • Job Tag: #LI-CN1
  • Posted: August 03,2022

SkyWater Search Partners is excited to be retained by a returning manufacturing client in the Minneapolis – St. Paul Area. Our client is looking for their next Director of Operations to bring their $50M company to the next level. This person will report directly to the CEO with 4 direct reports and close to 25 indirect. This person will oversee production and manufacturing while taking on some additional responsibilities to drive their metrics. 


  • Lead and manage Operations teams to achieve production & manufacturing goals in a complex product environment 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to achieve production targets
  • Manage employee development plans.
  • Hire and monitor staffing needs throughout the production floor
  • Ensure facilities and equipment is all properly maintained
  • Utilize and implement new processes 
  • Bring together all functional teams to manage planning, material availability and product quality 


  • Bachelor’s degree ideally in engineering or related field w/ MBA
  • 10+ years of experience within manufacturing 
  • 5+ years of leadership experience within operations 
  • LEAN Manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Experienced in developing and implementing operational strategies
  • Team and goal oriented

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