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CURRENT OPENINGS

Here you will find the latest job openings at New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. For more information, please contact Zenagui Brahim at zenaguib@nhmep.org.

NH MEP Director of Operations

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP). is a Network Affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the U.S. Department of Commerce.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Director of Operations
REPORTS TO: NH MEP President/CEO

The Director of Operations leads NH MEP programs that are supported by funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program to strengthen small and medium-sized manufacturers within New Hampshire. The NH MEP Director of Operations collaborates with community leaders in economic development roles and with other organizations to engage and leverage assets in support of economic development priorities. The MEP Director of Operations leads and manages the delivery of appropriate continuous improvement and other initiatives that supports clients’ commercial and process improvement goals. The NH MEP Director of Operations, working together with the staff, is responsible for generating sufficient project and grant revenue to ensure financial sustainability and for impacts performance to meet the requirements of stakeholders in accordance to scope of specific grants and partnership agreements, specifically NIST MEP.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with NIST MEP as well as federal and state peer organizations.
  • Manage all NH MEP business process and optimization for input into CIS database.
  • Identify and manage improvement of center operations including IT systems and reporting.
  • Identify and manage metrics required for federal, state and center operations.
  • Manage center events scheduling and logistics.
  • Support management of project pipeline which includes marketing, outreach, workshops and events for a cohesive outreach effort.
  • Manage all marketing activities associated with the Center.
  • Work directly with the president/CEO on spending and revenue to align with NIST/MEP budget.
  • Identifies the center’s responsibilities as specified in grant documents and partnership agreements, assigns responsibilities within the center accordingly and follows up, directly and through intermediate supervisors, to ensure the execution of all scope of work on grants and commitments.
  • Assist NH MEP’s President/CEO in the development of budget for NH MEP’s Center activities and manages the day-to-day operations of the Center to ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual sales, revenue and expense objectives are met. Implements corrective strategies and reassigns responsibilities and budget priorities to account for revenue shortfalls.
  • Determines the staffing and operating requirements. Oversees the planning and deployment of resources within the Center to ensure that objectives are met, including recruiting, training, development, setting objectives, measuring and evaluating performance, and providing feedback.
  • Under the guidance of the President/CEO, makes compensation & employment decisions.
  • Leads & coaches field staff on the role of “Trusted Advisor” to provide the client’s Senior Management with suggested strategic direction to ensure appropriate, and specific to the business, initiatives are delivered to enhance the continuous improvement and innovation of the business processes.
  • Represent the MEP Center at State and National events/activities as required.
  • With NH MEP President/CEO, develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with community stake holders through active engagement and community outreach to foster a positive referral system and financial support for programs.
  • Approves proposals/contracts for delivering services to client companies.
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned by the President/CEO

The above listed duties and responsibilities are for reference only. Additional duties and responsibilities may apply.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Education or Quality or other related field preferred. MBA desirable. Experience may be substituted for field of study.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with some supervisory experience. (Leadership/Management role in manufacturing environment highly desirable.)
  • A minimum of 2 years or more of experience managing a non-profit training and consulting organization in the manufacturing sector a plus.
  • Strong and effective strategic management skills are required, including long range planning, organizing, facilitating, communicating, influencing, gathering and using information, and motivating a team to achieve results
  • Prior experience managing others including recruiting, developing, setting objectives, measuring performance, and providing feedback.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to influence external and internal decision-makers and to provide direction and feedback to others.
  • Skilled in the use of computer for communication, data management and reporting including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, manage and prioritize multiple tasks and have a flexible schedule.
  • Experienced with manufacturing industry equipment and regulations preferred but not required.
  • Lean manufacturing experience. Problem solving experience highly desirable.
  • Financial management highly desirable.
  • Previous knowledge/experience of Economic Development is highly desirable.
  • Previous Consulting experience highly desirable.

What We Offer;

  • Base Salary plus annual bonuses (Salary is negotiable based on experience) Annual Bonus based on company performance.
  • Medical Insurance coverage up to 80% employer paid contribution
  • Dental & Vision 100% employer paid contribution
  • 401k with generous matching
  • Life Insurance 100% employer paid
  • Holidays, Vacation and Sick paid time

NOTE: All full-time positions are subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check. NH MEP strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other underrepresented backgrounds.

Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Overview:

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership seeks a Continuous Improvement Project Manager to provide advisory   / training solutions to small and medium-sized manufacturers in the New Hampshire marketplace. The Continuous Improvement – Project Manager will train and coach on lean and continuous improvement programs, working in conjunction with plant and department leaders to identify areas of their operations where the deployment of continuous improvement methodologies will improve key performance indicators, operating results, space required, inventory levels and manufacturing costs.

This role will work at client sites across New Hampshire and can be based anywhere in the New Hampshire and North Central Massachusetts.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work closely with the team to develop a tailored curriculum of services for identified manufacturing
  • Areas of focus include: Operational Excellence, Workforce Strategies, Growth Solutions.
  • Identify, prioritize and execute continuous improvement training & consulting activities, drive standardization and consistency of
  • Effectively leverage tools, such as lean six sigma and change management to drive continuous improvement activities to improve operating
  • Take clients systematically from their “current state of operations” to a dramatically- improved future state – a high performance
  • Help manufacturers create both positive and sustainable impact to their bottom and top line in order to become more
  • Lead operational value stream mapping to improve performance and eliminate
  • Manages activities of company and third-party training resources at that given
  • Regularly quantifies the economic benefit of the training programs on the financial strength and growth initiatives of the

 

What You Need:

  • BS in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering degree or equivalent
  • 6+ years of manufacturing experience in a training, consulting in lean manufacturing.
  • Ability to sell the center’s services and outreach to manufacturers
  • Proven experience in automating downstream
  • Project management skills with good time management of project/client relationship management, training facilitation, training delivery and administrative
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite to prepare presentations and communications and to track delivery of services and administration of survey
  • Great organizational planning skills with the proven ability to facilitate change

 

What We Offer;

  • Base Salary plus annual bonuses (Salary is negotiable based on experience) Annual bonus based on company performance.
  • Medical Insurance coverage up to 80% employer paid contribution
  • Dental & Vision 100% employer paid contribution
  • 401k with generous matching
  • Life Insurance 100% employer paid
  • Holidays, Vacation and Sick paid time

Must have access to a personal vehicle and be willing to travel extensively within New Hampshire and occasionally out-of-state.
Valid driver’s license required.

 STARTING DATE:   Immediately or as agreed.

NOTE: All full-time positions are subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check. NH MEP strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other underrepresented backgrounds.

 

NH MEP is an Equal Opportunity employer. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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