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Director of Manufacturing Operations

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC.
Advance, NC, United States

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Are you a master in continuous improvement who likes to work in a fast-paced environment? Does working with industry leading, high-speed automated equipment and manufacturing systems get you excited? Do you want to take that excitement and knowledge and work for a World-Class organization? 

Then apply today to our Manufacturing Team at Ashley Furniture – the World’s Largest Furniture Manufacturer!  

 What Will You Do? 

You will maintain a safe work environment while directing the activities of operations management to fully utilize the support of all departments, enabling the facility to meet company objectives. Oversee the manufacture of high-quality products at predetermined prices within given timeframes which exceed customer expectations. Continuously work to improve manufacturing processes using Lean Manufacturing concepts in conjunction with Six Sigma Principles while balancing production requirements with company and employee needs. Additionally, this position will manage all production and maintenance departments within an assigned facility in such a manner that fosters teamwork while increasing productivity and profitability.  

What Do You Need? 

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or Operations Management or equivalent work experience, Required.  

  • Masters or MBA, Preferred 

  • 10 years in managing a manufacturing facility of 1,000+ employees, Required 

  • Experience in MRP or equivalent Material Requirements Planning software, Manufacturing Execution System software and Statistical Process Control 

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Just-In-Time, etc.) 

Who Are We? 

  • We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.  

  • We are a multi-billion-dollar company and the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world and offer one of the industry’s broadest product assortments at over 20,000 storefronts in 123 countries. 

  • Growth-Focused is one of our core values, and we are dedicated to helping you grow with us through training, mentoring, and coaching as well as investing in the latest design tools, production equipment and new technologies.  

  • Environmental efforts are a priority as we continually seek to recycle, reuse and replenish every day.  

  • Millions of dollars are contributed annually to local and national charities as we seek to improve the lives of people around the world. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug-free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only. 

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