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Director of Operations, new role

Director of Operations, new role

FPC of Vinings

FPC of Vinings

I am assisting a leading confidential company in top-grading their leadership team. Currently seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Operations and Plant Manager roles in multiple sites.


Why this is a great opportunity:

  • Privately held company with a long-term view of success
  • Opportunity for career growth with large plants and potential paths to multi-site operations
  • Involved in large CapEx expansion projects
  • New executive management offering culture change opportunities


What they are looking for in a candidate:

  • Experience in a "go-see" culture, servant leadership, leading by example, and fostering a teaching environment
  • Prior leadership roles overseeing large plants or multiple plants (>200 associates)
  • Experience in high-volume, complex, labor-paced assembly environments
  • Preference for candidates with chemical industry experience
  • Industry-agnostic, focusing on cultural fit over specific product experience
  • Ability to be promoted to multi-site responsibilities
  • BS in Engineering preferred (BSME, BSChemEng, BSIE); MBA would be a plus


Why work with me?

I provide a high level of support, coaching, and advocacy to the candidates I work with. If you are the right candidate, I will get your resume in front of the right people and help you put your best foot forward along every step of the process.

In addition to this role, I focus on growth-oriented opportunities in operations, quality, and materials, with most of my clients located in the Southeast, East Coast and Midwest. I take an active approach to recruiting and I especially value having exclusive and long-term relationships with candidates and clients. Candidates with excellent career progression who are looking for a new opportunity in a stimulating, high-growth environment are encouraged to contact me, preferably by email, even if you are not currently active in a search but are considering a move in the next year or two. Engineering degrees with high GPA’s and/or JMO / Veteran experience are particularly attractive to many of my clients.

If you believe that you are the right candidate for this role or other roles that I may have available now or in the future, email your resume directly to me for the most expedient, confidential review. Word or Pages format, please.


David W. Cole President FPC of Vinings

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