FFA - Director Operations

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Holden, LA, US, 70744

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 10648

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


Job code:    800727     

Global Grade:    15             

FLSA status: Exempt


The Director of Operations is responsible for the leadership of establishing and executing a comprehensive operations strategy for Ferrara.  Responsibilities include organizing and overseeing the daily operations through managing processes and procedures effectively and efficiently, coaching and developing a professional Operations team throughout the organization.


Specific Job Functions Include: 

  • Liaise with leadership team to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals.
  • Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress.
  • Supervise staff from different departments and provide constructive feedback.
  • Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements.
  • Manage procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation.
  • Review financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote profitability.
  • Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation.
  • Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Ensure that the company runs with safety, legality and conformity to established regulations.
  • Leads, manages and strengthens a team of managers and operations associates.
  • Sets and executes strategy for processes, efficiencies, and quality.
  • Responsible for the operations activities consistent with corporate guidelines for quality, performance, and growth objectives.
  • Develops and assures compliance to corporate best business practices for all sourcing activities.
  • Works closely with sales, R&D, engineering, and supply counterparts to manage the operations and identify opportunities / technologies.
  • Participates as a core team member on new product development.
  • Facilitates discussions, documents well-conceived plans, provides thought leadership, builds consensus across the organization, and influences key decision makers.
  • Coordinates with REV counterparts to execute common operations strategies and works closely with them on key projects.
  • Fills a senior leadership role within Ferrara and is expected to provide a meaningful impact in overall performance and significantly influence overall organizational direction.


Candidate Profile:

The area of responsibility for this role is very wide and thus requires thorough knowledge of various company processes. The ideal candidate must be competent and able to plan many different kinds of operational activities. Must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the business. The goal is to safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success while creating a team based environment, and driving long-term change.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Business, Engineering, or similar field
  • MBA or MS in Business Management or equivalent degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in Director of Operations with focus on processes and efficiencies, preferably in a Lean Manufacturing environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Confident leader
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Goal oriented/self-motivated
• Computer system fluency
• Pragmatic business judgment
• High-energy, good presence
• Excels in a fast-paced, intense learning environment
• Team player
• Demonstrated ability to effectively build, manage, and develop employees


Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. (“Ferrara”), a leading custom fire apparatus and rescue vehicle manufacturer that engineers and manufactures vehicles for municipal and industrial customers. The Ferrara product portfolio includes multiple fire apparatus configurations tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry – including custom-builds on their own chassis as well as solutions on commercially available chassis such as Freightliner and International. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials and industrial apparatus.

REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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