Director – Operations
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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

1,001-5,000 employees

Manufactures and distributes high-quality musical instruments and
Company Overview
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, a globally recognized leader in the music industry since 1946, offers a diverse portfolio of high-quality instruments and musical solutions, catering to a wide range of musicians from beginners to legendary artists. Their player-centric approach, coupled with a commitment to quality, has resulted in a competitive edge, with brands such as Fender®, Squier®, and Gretsch® guitars under their umbrella. Additionally, Fender's culture of fostering musical expression is evident in their offerings like electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, pro audio, accessories, and digital products, as well as attractive discounts on gear for their customers.
Consumer Goods
Hardware

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

1946

Headquarters

Los Angeles, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

9%

2 year growth

18%
Locations
Corona, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
SAP Products
Tableau
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related engineering field
  • 5 years of experience as an engineering manager or operations manager in a manufacturing environment, or Master’s degree in related field and 3 years of experience
Responsibilities
  • Oversee Operations and Manufacturing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes
  • Build and maintain cross-functional relationships with department heads, external partners, and vendors
  • Plan, monitor, and analyze key metrics for day-to-day performance of operations
  • Devise operational strategies to ensure growth of programs and implement process improvements
  • Uphold organization policies and standards, ensuring regulations are followed
  • Collaborate with HR to develop and implement staffing strategies
  • Ensure on-time delivery of finished goods and monitor, train, and adjust resources to meet throughput targets
  • Participate and support New Product Development using Design For Manufacturing (DFM) concepts
  • Responsible for continuous improvement using statistical process control data, Six Sigma, and LEAN techniques
  • Develop and maintain departmental operating and capital budgets
  • Manage and lead order fulfillment team to meet customer expectations
  • Communicate operational objectives and strategies to stakeholders
  • Provide leadership for continuous improvement efforts and develop measurement tools to gauge success
  • Plan and maintain department budgets, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness for operations and warehouse
  • Recommend control procedures to prevent shortages, waste, and order fulfillment delays
  • Oversee campus growth for space management and general operations strategy
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with supply chain or operations strategy
  • Experience with high and low volume manufacturing, data systems (SAP or similar), and data manipulation and reporting packages (Tableau, Excel)
  • Working with cross-functional teams in a manufacturing environment