Director of Manufacturing Operations

Operations Hagerstown, Indiana



Do you want to be The director of operations at Autocar?


Can you be comfortable being uncomfortable? Are you fine with always speaking your mind? Can you lead, execute, and stay focused despite many distractions, and do the work yourself if needed?


At Autocar, we fight for the customers’ needs first.  We invest in and grow businesses that disrupt their industries by putting the customers’ needs first.  From big data to industrial manufacturing, we deliver tools that transform the work of the people that use them.


It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the customer.  Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste.  Standing arm in arm with the rest of the team until the job is done – and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile.


It is not easy to do things differently. But we do it – because we are passionate about improving our business and the lives of the people who use our tools.


Your Mission

Achieve daily, weekly and monthly operations targets

Achieve 98%+ daily schedule attainment and delivery to customer promised date

Achieve less than 2 Defects Per Unit (DPU) on the line and 90%+ First Pass Yield

Achieve expected Hours Per Vehicle (HPV) productivity outcomes established annually (with YOY improvement)

Achieve internal inventory accuracy of 99%+ (production and Warehouse)

Achieve Operational Excellence recognition (based on the Shingo model)

Build commitment among stakeholders by using “their language” and inspiring them

Set up clear objectives and key measures of change in the context of various cultural and corporate specifications

Manage skills and transformational activity alignment (e.g., matching of talent to change initiatives)

Design and implement the right behaviors according to the key area of change

Entrepreneurial and flexible approach towards challenges

Ensure usage of enabling technologies and workflows




Key Qualifications

At least 5 years’ experience as Director of Operations in a Lean manufacturing environment
Demonstrable competency in transforming organizations to lean principles, and management of large diverse staff and strategic planning
Proven track record of executing organization Change Plans and delivery of results
Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
Outstanding organizational management and leadership abilities to deliver results
Excellent interpersonal skills
Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
Comfortable with constant change
Strategic mindset and planning capabilities
Very strong lean management skills 

Ability to step into the “shop-floor”, solve problems and actively work with the operations team

In depth practice of management and leadership skills to drive operational results

“Walk the talk” lean practitioner with experience doing lean high-quality operations transformations

Knowledge of budgeting, costing and accounting principles relevant to our market

Knowledge of lean continuous improvement measures, processes & benchmarking tools to measure against peers

Knowledge of (technological and IT) trends and best practices in the sector

Situational leadership skills 

Cultural expertise

Practical understanding of people management implicationsduring change and transformation projects



Where will you work? Autocar’s Hagerstown, Indiana location


What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, retirement/401K plans, etc.

4680 Pinson Valley Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35215    Office: 765.489.5499    Fax: 765.489.5230