Director of Manufacturing Operations

Director of Manufacturing Operations
Massachusetts
Component Manufacturer – Space, Defense, Aerospace

A component manufacturing business who supplies into leading companies within the space, defense, aerospace and medical industries is looking for a Director of Manufacturing Operations to join the team. This is a varied and exciting role that takes full responsibility for the manufacturing activities, ensuring that organizational goals and objectives are met.

Roles and responsibilities:
 

  • Responsible for all manufacturing and operational activities and driving business initiatives.
  • Ensures health and safety and quality practices are being maintained throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for performance and direction of manufacturing operations, as well as ensuring objectives are being met.
  • Development of the wider management team.
  • Development of proposals and budgets.
  • Managing suppliers, equipment and processes.

Skills and experience:
 

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience working at Director level in a manufacturing facility.
  • Strong understanding and fluency with technical procedures and relevant regulations.
  • Strong experience with LEAN manufacturing.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please apply today!

Director of Manufacturing Operations

Director of Manufacturing Operations
Massachusetts
Component Manufacturer – Space, Defense, Aerospace

A component manufacturing business who supplies into leading companies within the space, defense, aerospace and medical industries is looking for a Director of Manufacturing Operations to join the team. This is a varied and exciting role that takes full responsibility for the manufacturing activities, ensuring that organizational goals and objectives are met.

Roles and responsibilities:
 

  • Responsible for all manufacturing and operational activities and driving business initiatives.
  • Ensures health and safety and quality practices are being maintained throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for performance and direction of manufacturing operations, as well as ensuring objectives are being met.
  • Development of the wider management team.
  • Development of proposals and budgets.
  • Managing suppliers, equipment and processes.

Skills and experience:
 

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience working at Director level in a manufacturing facility.
  • Strong understanding and fluency with technical procedures and relevant regulations.
  • Strong experience with LEAN manufacturing.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please apply today!
 

Director Manufacturing

Director of Manufacturing 
California 
Aerospace & Defense Technologies 
 

Are you a Director of Manufacturing, with a passion for making the world a better place? Do you enjoy working in a highly technical, security cleared environment?

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established business in California who are looking for a Director of Manufacturing to oversee the development of exciting technologies for space and defense applications. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring that production and manufacturing goals are being met on time and within budget.
  • Process improvement and implementation, to ensure highest standard of product quality and safety. 
  • Drive continuous improvement culture throughout the business.
  • KPI implementation and tracking, to ensure manufacturing optimization. 
  • Responsible for team growth, training and development. 

Skills and experience

  • 10+ years of experience in leading manufacturing operations within an aerospace or defense environment. 
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills. 
  • Active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance. 

If you are interested in this position, please apply today to find out more! 

Operations Manager

Operations Manager
Florida 
Space Technology 

Overview:

A dynamic start up in Florida is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to oversee day-to-day production and operations. This is an exciting opportunity to make a big impact on the wider business and grow with the team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day oversight and monitoring of operations. 
  • Collaborate with Project Managers and H&S staff to manage workflow and ensure safety standards are being met. 
  • Ensure that work is being completed on time, in budget and to specification. 
  • Training and development of the team.
  • Process implementation and improvement.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in a management/supervisory role.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Proven experience managing teams of 20 or more in the aerospace industry. 
  • US citizenship is required for this position. 

Benefits include healthcare, 401k match, PTO and more. 

If you are interested in the position, please apply to find out more! 

Project Manager (UAV)

Job Title: Sr. Project Manager

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Up to €135k Depending on experience

 

My client specialises in delivering cutting-edge geospatial technologies and are expanding into the exciting space sector. As they venture into this new frontier, they are seeking a skilled Project Manager with UAV experience to lead their projects and drive success in this innovative space.

 

Position Overview:

As a Project Manager with UAV experience, you will play a pivotal role in spearheading their initiatives within the space sector. You will be responsible for managing projects from inception to completion, leveraging your expertise in UAV operations and geospatial technologies to deliver exceptional results. This role offers a unique opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking endeavor and contribute to the growth and success of their company.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage projects related to UAV operations and geospatial imaging solutions within the space sector.
  • Coordinate project activities, including planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and budget management, to ensure timely and successful project delivery.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, technicians, and stakeholders, to define project objectives, requirements, and deliverables..
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks and issues, and implement effective mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
  • Maintain clear communication and foster strong relationships with clients, partners, and internal teams to drive collaboration and alignment throughout the project lifecycle.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Geospatial Sciences, Engineering, Remote Sensing) or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager, preferably in the geospatial industry, with a track record of successfully managing complex projects.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in UAV operations, including flight planning, data collection, and processing, preferably in a geospatial context.
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, organization, and problem-solving abilities, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience in the space sector or related industries is a plus.

 

If you are passionate about leveraging UAV technology and geospatial imaging solutions to drive innovation in the space sector, please submit your resume or email e.sims@evona.com for any questions you may have.

 

For this role you must be on site in Copenhagen, relocation can be paid.

You must also be a resident of the EU.

CFO

Italy based CFO
You must speak Italian and English fluently

My client is looking for a CFO that has worked in the Space industry for the last five years. You must be able to be on site in Italy and also speak both fluent English and Italian. 

Ideally you will have sucessfully raised Series A funding and have strong negotiation skills. This is also a good opportunity for a Senior Financial controller who is looking to step up into a more CFO based role. 

Relocation, stock options and a competitive salary are on offer. Due to the nature of this role, there is strict confidentiality around it. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to expand their financial portfolio and help a Space start up achieve further investor backing. 

Please reach out to e.sims@evona.com to find out more. 

Process Improvement Engineer

We are looking for a Process Improvement Engineer to join a SaaS company in the Satellite industry. This is a 3-12 month contract position.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough analyses of existing processes to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, utilizing strong interpersonal skills to understand current workflows and identify bottlenecks.
  • Provide analysis, and come back with game-changing recommendations that change the existing processes (that generated $100million in revenue) that will allow the business to effectively/efficiently scale to $1 billion.
  • Combine technical acumen with a keen business sense, to foster innovation, team building and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement strategies for continuous process improvement, integrating feedback from end-users and stakeholders.
  • Lead and facilitate process improvement projects using DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and increase overall productivity. Also, teach the team how to do this and give them the knowledge and tools to be able to do this independently.
  • Gather and analyze data related to key performance indicators (KPIs) using statistical tools (to measure process effectiveness) and share this knowledge with the wider team.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to identify trends and root causes of process issues, providing actionable recommendations for improvement, as well as mentoring the team to utilize this.
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies, such as automation tools and process optimization software, that can enhance process efficiency.
  • Work closely with IT teams to implement and integrate technology solutions into existing processes, ensuring seamless transitions.
  • Develop and execute change management plans, considering the human element, to ensure smooth implementation of process improvements and possess excellent management skills to ensure the team adopt this.
  • Provide guidance and support to teams adapting to new processes, fostering a positive and collaborative environment.
  • Document current and proposed processes, creating clear and comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reference.
  • Implement and enforce process standardization to ensure consistency across the organization, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with various departments to understand their unique processes and challenges, fostering a holistic approach to process improvement.
  • Actively promote a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Evaluate the existing talent of the team to ensure they have the right experience and skills.

 

Experience Required:

 

  • Digital and Automation experience.
  • The ability to take basic technology designs and build a structure around it.
  • Someone who is operations focused, with a commercial mindset.
  • Must possess experience in both hardware and software.
  • Previous experience at a fast-paced, high-tech business.
  • SaaS experience would be a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree in a relevant discipline is a plus.
  • 7+ years of experience in process improvement roles, with a proven track record of successfully leading and implementing process improvement initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to use data-driven insights to make informed decisions.
  • Familiarity with process mapping tools, statistical analysis software, and project management methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to convey complex concepts effectively to diverse audiences, including both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, demonstrating leadership by influence and collaboration.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely and successful completion. Certified PMP would be highly desirable.
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or other relevant process improvement methodologies are highly desirable.
  • Ability to bring a tailored and unique set of procedures relevant for the company’s culture.
  • A willingness to spend 3-6 weeks in Glasgow, UK.

General Partner

We’re currently working with a leading VC firm with a clear mission: to propel the space industry forward through strategic investments and visionary leadership. With an impressive portfolio and a team of experts, they’re poised to make a significant impact on the future of space exploration.

As the company continues to grow, they're seeking an accomplished Fund Manager, known for their expertise in financial services and their ability to deliver outstanding investment results. This role offers a unique opportunity to lead and shape the investment strategy of a trailblazing player in the space investment landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define objectives and financial targets for the investment strategy.
  • Spearhead the fundraising efforts by strategizing approaches, cultivating a robust pipeline of potential investors, and leading engaging pitches.
  • Oversee the due diligence process and collaborate with the Investment Committee to facilitate well-informed decisions on potential investments.
  • Position the firm as a thought leader in space investment, contributing to the sector's growth and development.
  • Guide the evolution of the fund, set a long-term vision and expand investment capabilities.

Key Requirements:

  • An experienced financial services leader with a deep understanding of investment strategies and a history of successful fund management.
  • Proven history in financial services leadership roles, showcasing your mastery in the field.
  • Extensive experience in launching, scaling, and managing investment funds.
  • Proficiency in building and leading multi-functional teams, including investment, operations, and more.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully secure investments from a wide range of investor types.
  • Genuine passion for space exploration.

If you're an experienced financial services leader with a passion for space and a desire to be part of something extraordinary, please apply now or get in touch with Chloe @ EVONA – c.jakeways@evona.com