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Director of Operations

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  24770

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Deeply committed to protecting Earth’s resources and preserving asset value, Raven Engineered Films produces high-quality flexible film and sheeting. From rugged, textured pond liners to highly-technical balloon film as thin as a sandwich bag, our lighter, stronger film and sheeting solutions are developed to solve demanding challenges. We are looking for dedicated team members to helps us on our pursuit of operational excellence and quality at all levels.

The Director of Operations will be responsible to plan, manage, and direct all production departments, and any additional departments in the reporting structure, to achieve efficient, economical, and timely production of products. Achieve financial and investment return goals, growth forecast, and operational metrics.

Essential Functions
• Develop and execute budgets, short-term plans, and long-term plans, policies, procedures, and initiatives. Work with leadership team to maintain accountability to budgets, plans, and initiatives.
• Maintain close surveillance over production and support activities to assure proper allocation of resources.
• Serve as a liaison and mentor to assist with and expedite production related issues.
• Monitor and initiate improvement projects to current processes or policies.
• Coordinate and/or direct major projects, such as facilities expansion, acquisitions, or capital improvements.
• Work with leadership staff to develop and monitor metrics relevant to division business model.
• Delegate appropriate responsibilities and assignments to team members.
• Keep informed of new developments in the economy or marketplace that are relative to the success of the division.
• Oversee and ensure various programs essential to manufacturing procedures are established and maintained to division standards – training, safety, waste reduction, labor costs, etc.
• Either directly or through team, assure staffing requirements are met.
• Encourage team member growth and development.

• Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field.
• Minimum 8 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Thorough knowledge of manufacturing operations and procedures, including knowledge of general accounting. Ability to manage a diverse range of technical operations. Experience managing budgets and increasing efficiencies.
• Certification in purchasing, CPIM or CPM, is beneficial.
• Knowledge of TQM, Six Sigma, or Kaizen principles is preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership, analytical, and decision-making skills.
• High level of patience and service. Ability to motivate team members.
• Ability to be flexible and multitask. Creativity and problem solving skills.
• Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
• Annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check required. 



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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