DIRECTOR OF opERATIONS

Los Angeles, California
Posted 3 months ago

We are the Ascott Group… a search firm specializing in the lighting industry. We have positions at all levels with Architectural, commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Solid State Lighting fixture, lamp, and ballast manufacturers. Our client is a LED lighting manufacturer for commercial/residential lighting applications who is seeking a LED lighting industry operations professional to assume the role of: Director of Operations – US citizens or Green card holders only We are looking for an experienced manufacturing/operations leader to join the executive team to take the company to a new level. The responsibilities of the position are as followed: •Manage the operations team including IT, supply chain, product engineering, customer service. •Oversee day-to-day operations, support top and bottom line growth of the company and quality control functions based in Los Angeles •Manage global suppliers and contract manufacturing partners. •Build effective internal process and KPIs to ensure on-time delivery and monitor lead time/cost reduction. •Identify competitive strategies and evaluate, adjust or redraft the organization’s supply chain programs accordingly ensuring thorough communication of imperatives and action items to the team •Responsible for operations and managing best practices with a strong emphasis on production efficiencies and asset utilization; ensure the development of systems and procedures for operating and managing contract manufacturers, human resources, equipment and products in a profitable manner. •Forecast demand and establish a just-in-time inventory approach that increases efficiency and reduces inventory costs. •Assist in establishing customer service standards for all accounts, communicating these standards to all personnel. * Qualifications: •A Bachelor of business or business/engineering/science or higher degree •The candidate should a minimum 10 years of managerial experience in electrical and/or lighting industry

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