Director Operations

at Leonardo DRS, Inc. in West Plains, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Job ID: 104597

The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers.

Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

+ Direct and administer the activities related to manufacturing operations. Ensure that manufacturing process adhere to negotiated budgets and schedule and are in compliance with applicable quality and federal, state and local regulatory requirements

+ Manage the development and monitor execution of manufacturing schedules

+ Drive continuous improvement throughout the operation

+ Develop budgets and manage activities to accomplish financial objectives

+ Develop and implement short- and long-range objectives, consistent with company strategic initiatives

+ Participate in the preparation and/or review of proposals for new business based upon RFP/RFQ requirements

+ Coordinate operations and communications within, between, and among various functional areas

+ Ensure operations conform to the company’s policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local regulations

+ Establish, monitor, and ensure satisfactory customer and public relations, either through direct contact or delegation

+ Engage in the typical responsibilities or a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling

+ May also have supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc

+ Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

+ Attend appropriate customer and business meetings

+ Ensure key performance objectives are measured, monitored, and improved

+ Actively participate on and lead group & corporate initiatives

Job Responsibilities Part II

• Data driven, analytical decision maker

• Cultural change agent

• High integrity with a focus on accountability

• Demonstrated leadership development and coaching abilities

• Visual factory, lean practitioner experience

• Results oriented

• Low volume, complex systems manufacturing/integration experience

• Computer/tech savvy with the ability to consolidate information into presentations

• Demonstrated ability to lead and influence non-direct reports


+ Bachelor’s degree in operations, engineering or related discipline with a minimum 10 years of related experience

+ Demonstrated performance implementing continuous improvement initiatives

+ Proven track record solving complex issues, driving risk assessments, root cause evaluations and red to green action planning

+ Excellent leadership and communication skills

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC216999616

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Aug 17, 2022