Director of Operations

Resume posted by downiegrim in Manufacturing.
Desired salary: $150,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Round Rock Texas, United States

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Results-driven, goal-oriented, and performance-focused professional with extensive experience in managing manufacturing operations, involving inventory management, distribution, logistics, and plant management. Known for unparalleled work ethic and proven effectiveness in analyzing processes and implementing necessary changes toward operational efficiency and productivity. Expert at ensuring seamless business transactions while establishing long-term relationships with key customers and partners to identify opportunities. Detail-oriented leader and team player; armed with problem-solving, communication, and business aptitudes.


  • Budgeting,
  • Change Management,
  • Facilities Management,
  • Organizational Development,
  • Process Engineering,
  • Product Development,
  • Production Planning,
  • Project Management,
  • Quality Control,
  • Revenue Growth,
  • Vendor Management



    Master of Business Administration, In Progress, (Expected Completion Date: 2017)
    Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1992
    Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS


    Professional Experience

    Confidential, Georgetown, TX And New Bern, NC
    Plant Manager, 2013–Present
    Provide strategic direction for a staff of 12 salary personnel and 150 manufacturing associates, responsible for manufacture of data and security products for data centers worldwide
    Responsible for company’s annual budget worth over $50M
    Function as an effective leader of the Continuous Improvement Team for the GT/NB plants
    Assume accountability in implementing and facilitating morale class for the GT plant

    Key Accomplishments:
    Significantly increased company delivery rate by 25%, while maximizing gross margin from 13% to over 30%
    Led the successful implementation of 6S program across the GT plant
    Substantially minimized customer complaints by 30%

    HSM Solutions Hickory, NC
    Plant Manager 2011–2013
    Spearheaded 25 salary personnel and over 250 manufacturing associates in producing quality household premium brands
    Directed and coordinated the overall aspects of company operations, including distribution and logistics operations
    Administered annual budget for two facilities worth over $100M annually

    Key Accomplishments:
    Brought significant improvement to on-time delivery (OTD) rate up to 95%
    Reduced finished goods inventory by 30% as well as overall operational cost by 40%

    Cooper Power Systems Fayetteville, AR
    Plant Manager 2006–2011
    Expertly managed expenditures worth over $80M for aluminum and raw copper goods for the line installation products used in power transfer
    Keenly supervised company staff comprised of 9 salary personnel and 85 union associates, while overseeing new product development and strategic business planning
    Automated all aspect of the manufacturing process, which involved machining, assembly, and testing as well as distribution operations and procedures
    Assumed full accountability of managing kaizen activity for over 25 events in 20 months

    Key Accomplishments:
    Maximized and enhanced inventory turnover ratio from 4 to 18 through Kanban and ABC analysis
    Gained commendation for increasing and boosting labor productivity from 55% to 90% in two years
    Significantly attained more than 5% of cost productivity in three years through Lean manufacturing tools

    Earlier Career with Accomplishments

    Borg Warner Auburn Hills, MS
    Manufacturing Manager
    Drove manufacturing productivity and efficiency within 20 months through overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
    Functioned as the key person behind the attainment of lean cost savings worth $2M
    Made use of various systems and methods, including:
    Kaizen and total productive maintenance (TPM) system in enhancing the overall labor productivity from 40% to 90%
    Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) for standardized changeover processes, which reduced direct labor requirements by 30%
    Cellular manufacturing automation in minimizing floor space by 40%

    Johnson Controls Jackson, MS
    Manufacturing Manager
    Led the implementation of just-in-time (JIT) program for MRD, which increased growth from 80% to 94%
    Boosted labor margin toward favorability through Kaizen and Lean principles
    Successfully removed waste through value stream mapping, which accumulated over $270K in savings

    Camfill Farr Jonesboro, AR
    Operations Manager
    Developed a cost-effective layout of an Eco-lamp through Kaizen principles that served a pivotal role in boosting production output as well as cut-off operational costs by $150K

    Stanley Tools Dallas, TX
    Operations Manager
    Pioneered the implementation of just-in-time (JIT) master schedule to reduce raw and work in progress (WIP) inventories, which saved over $100k in company’s annual budget
    Conceptualized the design of all manufacturing cells through Kaizen concepts, which brought annual savings of $1M

    Groups & Associations

    • American Society for Quality Control (ASQC),
    • AR,
    • Board Member,
    • Fayetteville,
    • Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce,
    • Jonesboro,
    • Manufacturers Committee,
    • Member,
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers,
    • United Way of Northeast Arkansas