Operations Manager

Manufacturing Operations Tualatin, Oregon

Position at Nortek Air Solutions

POSITION TITLE: Operations Manager

About Nortek Air Solutions  
We're on a mission to create a better tomorrow every day. We are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. Nortek was established in 1977 and offers the innovation and expertise of the largest group of custom heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) brands in North America. We offer high quality systems in multiple shapes, sizes, and configurations for new construction and renovation.  
Position Summary:  
The Operations Manager will focus on our Supply Chain, Purchasing, and Production. You will play a crucial role in overseeing and optimizing our manufacturing processes. You will be responsible for managing the end-to-end operations, ensuring efficient production, timely procurement of materials, and seamless supply chain management.  
Position Responsibilities:  
1. Supply Chain Management:  
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize the supply chain process, including sourcing, procurement, logistics, and distribution.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of raw material while maintaining quality standards and cost-effectiveness.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve supply chain performance metrics such as lead times, inventory levels, and supplier performance.
2. Purchasing  
  • Mentor the purchasing team in sourcing and negotiating contracts with suppliers to secure favorable terms and pricing.
  • Monitor inventory levels and forecast demand to ensure optimal stock levels while minimizing excess inventory and associated costs.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to foster collaboration and resolve any issues promptly.
3. Production Management  
  • Oversee production planning and scheduling to meet customer demand while maximizing efficiency and minimizing downtime.
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and reduce waste.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality standards throughout the production process.
4. Team Leadership  
  • Provide leadership and direction to the operations team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous learning.
  • Set clear goals and objectives for the team, and regularly review performance to drive results and professional development.
  • Promote a positive work environment that encourages innovation and problem-solving.
  • Proven experience in operations management, with a focus on supply chain, purchasing, and/or production within the manufacturing industry.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain principles, procurement processes, and production planning.
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and make strategic decisions.
  • Exceptional communication and negation skills.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems and other relevant software tools.
Position Key Attributes:  
  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value.
  • Has integrity, works transparently, and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead teams in a Teamwork culture.
  • Ability to ignite and lead change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees.
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to think strategically, solve problems and create a motivating team environment.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.
  • Starting at 4 weeks of paid time off for vacation/sick
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Company provided health insurance, short term disability, and long term disability
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage options
  • 401-k match of 50% on your contribution up to 6%
  • Education Reimbursement of $5,250/year for qualifying programs and courses
Nortek Air Solutions offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions, please visit our company website at http://www.nortekair.com/.  
Nortek Air Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.