Sr. Vice President of Operations
HITCO Carbon Composites - Gardena, CA

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Requisition Number:
0003411

Job Title:
Sr. Vice President of Operations

Number of Openings
1

Job Code:

Department:
00M006 - Operations Management

Position Type:
Regular Employment

Open Date of Recruitment Period:
04/04/2013

Close Date of Recruitment Period:

Open Until Filled
Yes

Summary of Job Content:
Provides leadership and strategic direction to all operational activities and projects for BU AS to attain the financial objectives of the business (e.g. obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize profits, maximize the „economic value“ of the business, maximize cash generation, etc.) while meeting all legal, labor, environmental and safety regulations according to BU strategy.Leads all investment activities and maintenance for BU AS based on BU strategy and plant infrastructure model with a major focus on efficiency and quality improvement as well as EHSA .

Dimensions: 
Headcount – 8 direct reports; 325 total reports in 2012 (estimated total reports in 2015 = 500) 
Budget Responsibility – $70 million annual operating budget responsibility
- $30 million annual wage, salary, spending budget
- $40 million annual material budget
- $5 million annual capital budget in 2013, $9 Million 2014 thru 2017 
Capital Expenditures – Approves technical aspects of capital equipment selections, installation, commissioning, policies and procedures. Direct capital budget responsibility for Structures and oversee facility-wide capital acquisition and expansion program, including buildings, major equipment, and associated expenditures. 
Scope – Responsible for all Supply Chain Management (supplier development, material and supply purchases), Environmental Health and Safety Audit ( EHSA ), Operations (production, planning, and facilities) activity for materials, space and aircraft structures business units, shipping/receiving, planning, material control, lamination, product cure, machine shop and assembly for the aircraft and space structures programs. Provide direction for the above departments/functions at both the Gardena and Arkadelphia plants with respect to bids and proposals, EHSA issues and accident prevention, manufacturing processes, necessary capital equipment, budgets, staffing, training and development, and generation of policies and procedures. Specific Facilities Management responsibilities include maintenance, total productive maintenance and preventive maintenance programs, and facility installations including building structures and capital equipment acquisitions. 

Complexity – Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of key materials in aerospace and friction products’ manufacturing (especially prepregs, resins/adhesives, and metals); purchasing techniques (including contract and pricing negotiating); facilities management including capital equipment acquisition, maintenance, and preventive maintenance; and overall manufacturing operations.

Products: Each aircraft and space structure is a unique product requiring fabrication, prototyping, process development and implementation of process control and on-going manufacturing support. This position requires in-depth knowledge and experience in all these aspects of aircraft and space structure including 6 Sigma, 6S/Visual Factory, Lean Manufacturing, and health and safety rules/regulations.

Technology: Requires intimate knowledge of a broad range of manufacturing technologies and specifications including all aerospace fibers (carbon, glass, aramids, etc.), weaves, prepregs, resins/adhesives, and fabrication techniques including tool design, ply layout and placement, bagging, caul and cure processes, chemical bonding, mechanical assembly, tooling, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
Principal Accountabilities:
1. Executive member of the HITCO Management Committee responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Company. Responsibilities include strategy formulation, development and execution of Top Level Objectives for the Business Unit and assuring sound financial performance.
2. Direct activities of Environmental Health and Safety ( EHSA ), Operations support and Production personnel engaged in the manufacturing of composite aerostructures including Lean Manufacturing, 6S/Visual Factory, SPC and 6 Sigma.
3. Confers with Management, Engineering, EHSA , and Marketing staffs to determine manufacturing feasibility and cost effectiveness for new and existing products.
4. Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
5. Ensures that Operations activities, decisions, and actions conform to production policies and procedures as well as support the needs of internal and external customers.
6. Oversees all facility CAPEX requirements to ensure capability supports organizational strategies and contractual requirements. Executes the installation of all new building structures and large equipment. Responsible for performance to budget on all CAPEX projects.
7. Execute developmental actions for Supply Chain, Operations, Operations Support and SGL Excellence, EHSA , staffs to ensure adequate competencies, including training, assignments, and performance management.
8. Spear heading SGL Excellence within Operations.
9. Member of Senior Management Pricing Development Team
10. Communicate and negotiate Operations (Supply Chain, Production, Operations, and EHSA Support) concerns with other departments within the organization.

11. Develop departmental goals, tactics and objectives to ensure alignment with company strategy, goals and objectives. Develop staffing plans and identify and hire staff; review and approve direct report objectives and evaluate performance; develop employees through coaching and training.

Shared Accountabilities:
• Participate in the development of business unit strategy and vision.
• Participate in the development of BU goals and objectives, including annual budgets.
• Support make/buy selection decisions.
• Participate in business monitoring meetings.
• Assist Finance by providing timely and accurate information to ensure that variances to the business plan are identified and understood by management.
• Oversee / direct Formal Process Improvement initiatives.
• Support all Lean Manufacturing activities including Six Sigma across business disciplines.
• Participate in ensuring customer expectations are met relating to quality, cost and schedule commitments.
Preferred Qualifications:
Special Position Requirements:
• Minimum of an undergraduate degree in business or business related field from a 4 year college/university and/or 15+ years manufacturing and quality systems experience. Experience in implementation of Lean Manufacturing, 6S/Visual Factory and 6 Sigma in aerospace or high rate automotive facilities.
• 10+ years management experience in managing production operations including department budgets and production costs.
• Excellent organizational skills and proven people management/leadership capability
• Demonstrated ability to develop strong, cross-functional working relationships
• Strategic thinking and strong analytical/problem solving skills.
Minimum Qualifications:
Special Position Requirements:
• Minimum of an undergraduate degree in business or business related field from a 4 year college/university and/or 15+ years manufacturing and quality systems experience. Experience in implementation of Lean Manufacturing, 6S/Visual Factory and 6 Sigma in aerospace or high rate automotive facilities.
• 10+ years management experience in managing production operations including department budgets and production costs.
• Excellent organizational skills and proven people management/leadership capability
• Demonstrated ability to develop strong, cross-functional working relationships
• Strategic thinking and strong analytical/problem solving skills.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk throughout a twenty-two (22) plus acre facility through hot, flat, sloping environments which could be hazardous in the absence of due care. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is often required to travel in and out of state.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is typical office work space with frequent visitation into manufacturing areas which includes but is not limited to: hot temperatures, uneven ground, loud noise, long-distance transit, moving machinery and non-street legal vehicles, e.g., forklifts, taylor-dunn vehicles, etc.
Special Instructions to Applicants: