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Director Operations


West Plains, MO, US, 65775

Job ID: 104597 


The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers.

Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct and administer the activities related to manufacturing operations. Ensure that manufacturing process adhere to negotiated budgets and schedule and are in compliance with applicable quality and federal, state and local regulatory requirements
  • Manage the development and monitor execution of manufacturing schedules
  • Drive continuous improvement throughout the operation
  • Develop budgets and manage activities to accomplish financial objectives
  • Develop and implement short- and long-range objectives, consistent with company strategic initiatives
  • Participate in the preparation and/or review of proposals for new business based upon RFP/RFQ requirements
  • Coordinate operations and communications within, between, and among various functional areas
  • Ensure operations conform to the company’s policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local regulations
  • Establish, monitor, and ensure satisfactory customer and public relations, either through direct contact or delegation
  • Engage in the typical responsibilities or a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling
  • May also have supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend appropriate customer and business meetings
  • Ensure key performance objectives are measured, monitored, and improved
  • Actively participate on and lead group & corporate initiatives

Job Responsibilities Part II

•    Data driven, analytical decision maker
•    Cultural change agent
•    High integrity with a focus on accountability
•    Demonstrated leadership development and coaching abilities
•    Visual factory, lean practitioner experience 
•    Results oriented
•    Low volume, complex systems manufacturing/integration experience
•    Computer/tech savvy with the ability to consolidate information into presentations
•    Demonstrated ability to lead and influence non-direct reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in operations, engineering or related discipline with a minimum 10 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated performance implementing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Proven track record solving complex issues, driving risk assessments, root cause evaluations and red to green action planning
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Springfield