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Director of Operations

Company: VariQ Corporation
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewWe are looking for an experienced Director of Operations to organize and oversee the daily operations of our company. You will manage internal operations functions such as HR, IT, Quality, Recruiting, Security, Communications, Marketing, and Facilities, in support of business operations. This role reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and involves working closely with management to enhance employee performance, improve customer satisfaction, and otherwise meet the dynamic needs of the organization. You will be responsible to create efficient, effective processes to ensure that our business is well-coordinated and productive by strengthening company operations, managing procedures, and proactively meeting the needs of scaling and mature programs. The area of responsibility for this role is very wide and thus requires thorough knowledge of various company processes. The ideal candidate must be able to plan and execute many different kinds of operational activities. He/she must be an excellent leader who brings out the best in people and has a bias for action, attention to detail, and passion for team-building and excellence.Additional Information:

  • Location: VariQ office in Rockville, MD
  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: None
  • Available: ASAP ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:
    • Oversight of HR, Recruiting, IT, Security, Facilities, Communications, Marketing, and Quality Departments; provide information exchange, assist in resolving problems, provide guidance and feedback, and identify issues for escalation.
    • Set strategic goals and make decisions for operational activities.
    • Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress.
    • Identify, plan, manage, and execute projects with a focus on cross-department standardization and increased efficiency across all teams.
    • Partner with program leadership to identify areas for operational improvement and resolve business challenges for existing department processes.
    • Build and maintain relationships with all department heads, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals.
    • Oversee employee engagement and events
    • Oversee the documentation of all operations to ensure that consistent, efficient workflows are in place, yielding optimal productivity and performance.
    • Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes that provide visibility into goals, progress, and obstacles for our key initiatives
    • Monitor, control and manage operations compliance to standard processes and best practices.
    • Research new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
    • Review budgets and manage costs; approve operational purchases.
    • 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.
    • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors in support of operations.
    • Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
    • Ensure that the company runs with legality and conformity to established regulations. QualificationsRequirements
      • Proven experience as Director of Operations or equivalent position (minimum of 7 years experience)
      • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
      • Outstanding communication (oral, written) and people skills
      • Ability to streamline and implement new structures and roles that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting business demands
      • Demonstrated success innovating solutions to increase productivity and profitability
      • Strong in customer service, problem management, and issue resolution
      • Ability to motivate people in order to achieve positive outcomes
      • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles
      • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
      • Familiarity with MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint and various business software
      • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plusOTHER DUTIES
        • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
          • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
          • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. NOTE
            • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace. - provided by Dice

Keywords: VariQ Corporation, Rockville , Director of Operations, Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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