Director of Operations

Chicago, IL 60646

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Hd968236116 Compensation: $140000-160000 / year

Job Description

Title: Director of Operations

Location: Chicago, IL (Onsite, 1 day remote per week)

Salary: $145k - $160k + bonus

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Duties:
  • Provides technical leadership and guides engineering manager in product development and design.
  • Directs R&D efforts to apply best technologies for competitive advantages.
  • Manages product development, maintaining schedules, budgets, and cost estimates.
  • Establishes priorities for engineering resources in new product development and sustaining support.
  • Verifies patent processes and monitors engineering schedules.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Sales on refining product concepts and costs.
  • Develops best practices, standards, policies, and workflow.
  • Controls operations and engineering budgets, forecasting costs.
  • Ensures operational conformance to quality system standards and ISO certification.
  • Implements procedures for maintaining manufacturing standards, product quality, reliability, and safety.
  • Analyzes operating expenses, recommends cost containment strategies.
  • Approves recommendations for manufacturing facility projects.
  • Works with production planner for customer service and production efficiency.
  • Directs integration of product and inventory processes.
  • Provides mentoring, training, and coaching to team members.
  • Promotes company-wide improvement efforts and lean manufacturing.
  • Reviews and performs routing submittals from production.
  • Develops standards, metrics, and procedures for efficient inventory management.

  • B.S. in Engineering or a related technical field; MBA or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in Engineering & Operations.
  • Experience managing direct reports within engineering and operations.
  • Knowledge of accrediting agencies and ISO9001:2015 compliance.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ally Boushley

Ally Boushley is a seasoned Technical Recruiter specializing in the Commercial Division, boasting a remarkable 8-year career in the dynamic realm of recruitment. Ally's passion for matchmaking candidates with the perfect roles and her knack for uncovering rare talents make her a respected figure in the talent acquisition landscape.

As a Technical Recruiter, Ally's profound understanding of industry intricacies within the Commercial Division allows her to excel in her craft. Her expertise bridges the gap between candidates and clients and positions her as a strategic partner in shaping their success stories.

Ally's true joy in recruiting comes from her ability to be a talent matchmaker. She revels in the thrill of finding elusive "purple squirrel" candidates with rare and exceptional skills that perfectly align with niche job requirements. Exploring new industries, discovering unique companies, and learning about diverse skill sets fuels her passion. For Ally, knowledge is power, and she actively seeks opportunities to expand her understanding of the ever-evolving recruitment landscape.

Her advice to job seekers is simple yet profound: Always take the interview. Ally understands that every interview holds the potential to lead to unexpected opportunities or connections that can positively change one's career trajectory. She encourages candidates to approach each interview as a valuable learning experience and a chance to meet influential individuals who may shape their future.

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