DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS with succession plan to GM

Chicago, IL

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Space Job Number: BHJOB598_3287

Job Description

GNR has been “confidentially” retained to identify an experienced SENIOR DIRECTOR of OPERATIONS to lead this $100M division of a large, publicly owned DEFENSE organization in the Chicago region.


This is a “highly visible” role with a rapid succession plan in place = take over as GM in 6-9 months!!


We’re looking for an individual experienced with Aerospace / Defense manufacturing requirements with strong business savvy & finance / operations leadership to develop long-term growth plans.




  • Minimum $50M P&L experience & budgeting
  • Experience managing Mechanical / Electro-Mechanical Engineering / CNC Machining / Production / Supply Chain & Materials  
  • Experienced with FAR / DFAR / IFRS requirements
  • US Citizenship required


OFFERING: ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE (Attractive base salary + Bonus + Relocation)

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