Kelly Services Engineering Manager in Anaheim, California

Director of Operations

Role : The Director of Operations is responsible for the overall leadership, planning, controlling and directing of the operations function including production, supply chain, inventory management, engineering and quality in order to meet customer specifications with high degree of quality and meet on-time delivery expectations.

Main activities :

  • Organization: Organizational Leader competency level. Provides leadership for the operation function of the entity

  • Interface: Interacts directly with local executive level management, directors, managers, employees, customers, auditors, and state and federal agencies

  • Budget: Proactively develops and administers the operations budget

Main job duties

  • Directs activities of business and departments concerned with the engineering, production, delivery and quality of products

  • Plan, direct and manage the manufacturing of products to ensure on-time delivery and quality expectations are met

  • Reviews financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement

  • Establishes departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with management team and staff members as necessary

  • Develops standard work, policies and procedures, forms, and work measurements to effect methods and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service

  • Selects, develops, and motivates qualified staff to effectively manufacture, deliver and service company products

  • Ensure quality management systems and environmental systems are maintained according to ISO and company standards


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering degree and/or MBA strongly desired


Minimum of 10 years in a manufacturing environment

Minimum of 5 years in a supervisory or managerial position


  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of the operations function

  • Detailed understanding of manufacturing operations and prior P&L responsibility is preferred

  • Previous MRP/ERP experience is required

  • Knowledge and understanding of the operation strategy and industry products

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to lead teams

  • Excellent management skills, timely decision making, effective delegation needed to ensure strategy is successfully implemented and financial objectives are met

  • Must have exceptional business judgment coupled with strong strategic planning and analytic skills, as well as a proven capacity for rendering cost-conscious, objective business decisions

  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is required

  • Ability to present functional specifications, analyze operations, financial data and produce recommendations and reports is required

  • Strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal, follow-through skills are required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required

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Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in

industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier

source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm

with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety

and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific

professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

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