Manufacturing Management Recruiters | Director of Lean Manufacturing Job

Kappa Search is a professional recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and management recruitment and placement. One of our clients, an international leader in the heavy equipment industry, seeks a Director of Manufacturing as outlined below.

The Director of Manufacturing will lead the manufacturing operations of the production plants at the main company facility. Will direct manufacturing operations while maximizing safety, quality, delivery, continuous improvement & controlling cost.


• The Director of Manufacturing will have overall responsibility for the main production plant’s operational performance in the areas of safety, reliability, delivery, continuous improvement, productivity, and cost for production departments.

• Responsible for identifying, growing and investing in the talent in the operations organization resulting in improved manager performance.

• Ensures employee safety in all production processes and activities

• Drives sequential efficiency and productivity improvement

• Implementation of world class LEAN production systems.

  • Will develop an annual budget and schedule expenditures.


  • Bachelors degree required. Masters degree is preferred.
  • Experience in a low volume, high complexity OEM or a Tier-1 automotive manufacturing organization
  • Expertise with a lean manufacturing environment and continuous process improvement
  • Experienced with Toyota Production Systems transformation and cost reduction within a lean operation.
  • Requires demonstrated experience in forecasting in a manufacturing setting, analysis of variance.
  • The ability to analyze financial metrics to drive change and improvement is expected.
  • Experience in balancing multiple priorities from multiple assembly and component manufacturing plants at one facility.