Operations Director

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    January 11, 2021
    Cudahy, CA
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    Praxair Distribution, Inc. is seeking a Region Operations Director for our West Region.

    This area includes locations across the West Region. This role is responsible for all West Region Operations activities in Service, Production, Manufacturing and Maintenance to ensure required PDI business objectives are met. This role will report directly to the Regional Vice President.

    • Leads a team of Area Operation Managers throughout the region as well as being directly responsible for:
      • Plant Operations
      • Distribution
      • Safety (Personal and Operational)
      • Compliance
      • Quality
    • Oversees all production & distribution activities for plants as well as all distribution for internal shuttles throughout the markets
    • Responsible for safety and compliance (internal Praxair standards, FDA, Federal, State, & local regulations for the division)
    • Manages Productivity, Lean & Six Sigma Initiatives
      • Works directly with region Productivity management team
    • Creates & manages operational plans that result in the accomplishment of PDI objectives
      • Develop yearly plant management operational goals with interim and final operational performance, and manages performance against the goals
    • Continues to utilize current US West Best Practices:
      • Facilitate Weekly Plant Expense Management Review Calls
      • Manage Regional Monthly Safety Trend Charts
      • Manage and Distribute Monthly Plant KPI Actuals Chart
      • Monthly RVP Operational Reporting
    • Coordinate and facilitates activities and commitments with sales organization
    • Ensures strategies are appropriately formulated and communication plans are provided
    • Monitors trends, develops procedures and takes actions that set precedents
      • KPI Reporting
      • Develop continuous process improvement projects with retail and plant operations teams
    • Staff, train, coach, and administer performance reviews, and corrective action of subordinate employees
      • Ensure direct staff is also staffing, training, coaching, administering performance reviews and corrective actions down through the operations organization
    • Ensures compliance with all applicable internal and external standards
    • Works with strategic independence, conferring with Region and Senior Management on more complex assignments
      • Develops documented operational planning and goals
    • Coordinates operations and project work with corporate functions including logistics, engineering, human resources, and finance
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
    • 5-10 years management experience
    • Cylinder gas and Dry Ice operations experience required
    • Strong written & verbal communication skills
    • Strong MS Office skills
    • Ability to travel a minimum of 50%
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