Job Description

Overview: Libraries (public, institutional & educational) are still the lifeblood of learning across the globe. With more than 123,000 libraries gracing the US landscape alone, which generates billions of dollars of economic activity, the industry remains a staple to our economy. The Carlisle Group has been retained to search for a Director of Operations/Manufacturing for a long-standing and leading provider of books, products, and services to libraries & educational institutions. Are you ready to take the helm and help them drive productivity, efficiency, and best-in-class practices?

Role: Do you have a strong track record of success in operations management and a passion for continuous improvement and efficiency? Are you a positive, data-driven individual who can direct and manage, as well as provide hands-on assistance to your team? If so, you likely have the overall skills and attributes we are looking for!


  • Strategically plan, direct, and manage the daily operations of the company's production facility
  • Oversee and empower reporting managers to supervise, train, and direct production employees
  • Develop and implement production schedules that align with customer needs and internal capabilities
  • Monitor production processes to identify and implement cost reductions, ensure on-time delivery, and maintain excellent product quality
  • Collaborate with senior management to establish and achieve short- and long-term operational goals
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives and foster a culture of safety within the production environment
  • Manage budgets, expenditures, and P&L responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Sales, Customer Service, and other departments to ensure alignment with strategic business practices and corporate goals
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and mentoring of the operations management team
  • Provide regular performance updates to the leadership team
  • Ensure decisions are made efficiently and with a sense of urgency
  • Multitask and balance work load in an organized manner


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Manufacturing/Organizational Management or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in operational management, preferably in a process-oriented environment
  • At least 3 years (4 - 5 years’ experience a PLUS) of supervisory experience with a proven ability to lead, mentor, and train subordinates
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and change management skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Ability to analyze data, interpret results, and create reports and presentations
  • Adaptability to change, ability to manage competing demands, and handle unexpected events
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, decision-making, delegation, negotiation, and confidentiality skills

Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Williamsport PA