Director of Operations

Full Time
Ironwood, MI
Jacquart Fabric Products
Business Operations, Management, Manufacturing & Warehouse

Jacquart Fabric Products

Jacquart Fabric Products, home of the iconic Stormy Kromer brand, seeks a Director of Operations to join their leadership team in Ironwood, Michigan.

If you have experience managing plant operations, are results-driven, and ideally with a manufacturing background,  here is a great career opportunity for you. This position will oversee day-to-day operations ensuring achievement of production, quality and delivery goals. If you thrive on finding ways to improve processes, are a positive example of servant leadership, and able to hold others accountable, this may be a perfect fit for you.


  • $75,000-$95,000 annual starting salary based on your knowledge and experience.
  • Medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, and life insurance.
  • Flexible spending account and health reimbursement account.
  • 401k retirement plan.
  • Short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays.


  • Oversee all operational activities of the plant including manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
  • Drive and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Continuously improve quality of products to meet set standards and customer requirements.
  • Manage team performance while ensuring adherence to health and safety regulations.
  • Control expenditures; identify and manage capital requirements within a set budget.
  • Preparing production and performance reports for leadership.
  • Build effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Assist in training, mentoring, recruiting and driving team engagement.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plant maintenance program.
  • Maintain administrative records, inventory levels, and control flow of product.
  • Work closely with internal teams to control costs and ensure excellent customer service at all times.


  • 5 or more years’ experience managing plant operations required.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Management, Industrial Engineering or other related discipline, or equivalent combination education and experience preferred.
  • Supervisory/management experience in manufacturing preferred; this position oversees 8 direct reports.
  • Strong knowledge of production and lean/continuous improvement manufacturing practice preferred.
  • Proficiency with computers including ERP, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
    • Develop/maintain working understanding of manufacturing, production and quality operations.
  • Understanding of production planning and scheduling in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent time management, organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead staff and serve as a mentor to achieve and maintain a productive work group.
  • Skills in analyzing production needs, developing short and long-term schedules, and following through with performance requirements.
  • Experience in reducing cost of poor quality and cost of goods sold through manufacturing innovation.

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