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Director of Operations

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Description:  The Director of Operations is responsible for managing four manufacturing/printing facilities located throughout the United States.  The ideal candidate is experienced in facilities management, supply chain, quality control, budget and profit/loss responsibility.  The company is seeking to revitalize the workforce and sales through employee participation and reengineering of operations.

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Practice Director of Operations Interview

  1. Tell us about your qualifications for the position of Director of Operations.
    Emphasize the qualifications that meet the requirements for the position that you're applying for. As you know, the person that is most qualified is someone who has already performed the duties required of the job. Include your technical, QIP and vender certification experienceTips on your interview opening.

  2. What unique skills or knowledges can you contribute to our operations?
    Add any experience/expertise regarding the Internet and e-commerce.

  3. What difficulties and challenges do you foresee in making the move from managing a single plant to managing multiple plants? How will you overcome these difficulties and challenges?

  4. What's the biggest mistake that you've made on the job? 

Follow-up: What did you learn from that mistake?

  1. What kind of managers do you prefer having to report to you? 

  2. What kind of a management team will you seek to build?

  3. At the executive level, what actions can you take or programs that you can implement to motivate employees?

  4. In your management of project teams, what steps did you take to insure that project teams work effectively and efficiently?

Follow-up: Give us an example of a successful project team that you managed.

  1. Do you have anything to add?
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