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Senior Director of Operations

Requisition ID:  40011
Business Unit:  Services & Support Miami Group (3515)

Miami, FL, United States, 33178

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

This position is responsible for a growing, complex, MRO operation with a vast number of capabilities that is very visible and critical to Meggitt’s aftermarket success.  This position is accountable for developing and implementing plans to lead and direct the business operations for the Miami MRO hub as well as smaller sites located throughout the Americas. Currently there are 8 total facilities under this umbrella. This position will also be responsible for managing and driving results for all areas of operations, including repair, planning and scheduling in support of quality, delivery, inventory and productivity targets. This specifically includes implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes and development of a Lean organization via the Meggitt Production System.  Directs and coordinates activities in a manner consistent with established corporate policies and SERVICES & SUPPORT objectives.  


This position will provide management expertise and leadership for the successful and timely delivery of aftermarket products to meet our quality, delivery, cost and working capital goals. The position will manage the FAA Certified Repair Stations in order to meet customer expectations while maintaining safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives.  This successful candidate should be able to assume the regulatory role of the Accountable Manager in the first year in position. The Senior Director will develop and maintain staffing requirements for assigned areas, and determine material requirements and flow.  Position requires candidate to be able to lead the team as well as performing hands on work to support the customer requirements.


Job Core Responsibilities
  • Direct the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment by  eliminating hazards, training employees, and promoting safety awareness  Continually upgrade, direct, comply with, and enforce Company safety programs and policies
  • Execute daily management and KPI achievement for all MRO operations and limited spares distribution
  • Deliver performance to budget: revenue, cost and working capital
  • Drive "best practices" in all areas of responsibility.
  • Develop performance standards and repair layout for product flow through the MRO through collaboration with the SERVICES & SUPPORT MPS team. 
  • Engage the workforce and implement a culture of continuous performance and customer service
  • Motivate staff, encouraging optimum productivity, develop, train, assist and advise supervisors and administer company policies and procedures knowledgeably.
  • Encourage open associate. Communications
  • Lean concepts and techniques, including Meggitt Production Systems and Kaizen events.
  • Plan and determine staffing requirements based on an understanding of goals and objectives
  • Ensure Compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations.
  • To perform such other duties as may be assigned by the GM.



Directly supervises employees in Operations and Customer Service as well as potentially managing supply chain team. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable practices. 

Job Specifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: preferably in engineering discipline, manufacturing or technical field

8-10+ years of experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment with increasing levels of responsibilities including supervision and management experience.

Ability to drive relentless root cause analyses

Demonstrated accomplishment in Continual Improvement

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel, Word and Powerpoint.  Must be able to perform analysis in Excel and develop presentations in Powerpoint independently.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of government contracting and material handling.
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Experience with regulatory agencies such as FAA, EASA, CAAC
  • Ability to be customer facing and represent Meggitt in meetings, trade shows, and during customer visits.
  • Budget development and oversight experience, Capital planning
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Excels at operating in an fast pace, community environment
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively
  • High comfort level working in a diverse environment.
  • The ability to work and communicate up and down the chain with ease
  • Working knowledge of and advanced training in MPS and Lean manufacturing concepts and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • Quantum and Report Writer experience preferred, SAP knowledge
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Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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