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Our client is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Head of Manufacturing to join their team. This leadership role involves working closely with the General Manager to establish and implement KPIs for the manufacturing team, ensuring targets are met or exceeded with a focus on efficiency, cost accuracy, and resource utilization. Apply today! 


  • Collaborate with the General Manager to create and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) for the manufacturing team
  • Ensure the team consistently meets or exceeds targets, emphasizing efficiency, accurate costs, and resource utilization
  • Work closely with Procurement and Planning teams to maintain an accurate production schedule
  • Ensure timely inventory of raw materials, staying within budget and maximizing resource utilization
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement across processes, systems, training, and personnel
  • Identify opportunities for process enhancements and lead initiatives to achieve improvements
  • Demonstrate strong leadership in developing production operations talent
  • Maintain high performance and productivity levels within the team
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively, motivate team members, and inspire their best work
  • Conduct thorough analysis and reporting of key manufacturing metrics
  • Utilize data-driven insights to inform decision-making and strategic planning


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with an emphasis in manufacturing management, engineering, supply chain or materials management
  • 5+ years of related experience in manufacturing operations leadership
  • Strong understanding of GMP regulations
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to delegate, motivate, and inspire team members
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Excellent understanding of production scheduling
  • Proficient in root cause analysis, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills

Work Model: 

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Chad Weir at (515) 225-7000 or email  

Ref: JOB-45307

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:
      $125,000 - $145,000 per Year