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Director of Operations

Director of Operations

FPC of Brighton

FPC of Brighton

Director of Operations


Company – A rapidly-growing green building materials company making high performance insulation from recycled materials. The company’s first production facility in Buffalo is scaling rapidly and on pace to be fully sold out within a year, so the company targets rolling out multiple new facilities on a path to a potential IPO.

Locations – Seeking Director of Operations for 3 sites: our current Buffalo, NY operation, and two new Midwest and a MidAtlantic locations (with planned further expansion in US, Canada, and Europe). Candidates should be located in Northeast, MidAtlantic or Midwest (or willing to relocate to those areas) and near a good airport.

Role & Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP of Operations, each of three Director of Operations will have responsibility for a $35M production facility. We are currently seeking to fill these leadership roles for Buffalo, NY, a new Midwest plant and a planned MidAtlantic facility. You will be responsible for scaling up production to manufacture cellulose insulation from recycled corrugated cardboard boxes using our patented process, now fully proven at our first plant. You will cooperate with leadership at other facilities, driving improvements in key metrics across while meeting aggressive growth targets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the scale up and ongoing operations of company's production facility.
  • Drive key metrics of safety, output, efficiency, quality, etc.
  • Rapidly adapt production operations to process improvements and to incorporate new products & technologies being developed by company's R&D team.
  • Play a key role in the company’s leadership team as a central figure in leading cross-functional teams to solve key production problems and to address any customer issues
  • Serve as operational liaison for the Buffalo facility with sales, finance and other functional areas of the firm.


The right candidate will bring experience in these areas:

  • Relevant Operational Leadership Experience from Process Industry Manufacturing: A track record of successful leadership in manufacturing is essential, including manufacturing in process plants handling bulk materials.
  • Track Record of Innovation in High Growth Ventures: We are seeking a candidate that has led plants through rapid expansions (not just incremental improvements).
  • Experience Across a Range of Scales and Vantage Points: We are looking for a candidate who is familiar with the high paced environment of a disruptive market entrant but can understand the mindset of large companies grinding out thinner margins.
  • Educational Requirements: Engineering degree (or similar technical degree) and experience leading $10-100M+ operations is required.


We are seeking an individual with these personal attributes:

  • Team Leadership: Leadership and guidance are key to building a successful organization. We’re looking for an individual who leads by example. The right candidate will communicate effectively and collaborate well with others, making and keeping commitments. An ability to prioritize clearly and to manage time effectively is critical – we will need you to make the right things happen fast.
  • Customer Focus: We need to drive a fanatical devotion to our customers throughout our team, ensuring that our product continues to elevate the highest quality standards for our industry. We need individuals who will challenge themselves to do the right thing for the customer, even when it is not easy or convenient.
  • Enjoys the Work and Sees the Vision: We are seeking a candidate who wants to be an integral part of accelerating the growth curve of a rapidly expanding organization with incredible opportunities. You will join the company not only for your career and income, but for the adventure of building a business, changing the building materials industry, and improving the lives of our employees and customers. You will feel success when the team and our customers are successful and enjoy the rewards together with the team!


About the Company:

The company's proven technology and accelerating business is poised to disrupt a fast-growing segment of the building insulation market, while rapidly building a highly profitable business. The company is well-funded and is growing extremely rapidly – with nearly 10x growth last year – and targets becoming a publicly listed firm within about two years.

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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