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Director of Operations

Fluidra North America
21152, MD
  • Posted: May 05, 2022
  • Full-Time

Fluidra is looking for a Director of Operations at our Taylor Technologies in Sparks, MD.

WHY WORK FOR FLUIDRA at Taylor Technologies?

We are a leader in the global pool industry. Our portfolio includes some of the most trusted brands; we offer our customers an expansive array of products across both the residential and commercial pool and wellness markets; and we have strong geographical footprint with operations in over 45 countries. With our merger with Zodiac, we now have over 5,500 employees and the combined resources to accelerate innovation in critical areas like energy-efficiency, robotics and the Internet of Things.

We are guided by clear values and come to work every day with a simple and direct mission in mind: To create the perfect pool and wellness experience. By staying focused on this mission, we will create value for all our stakeholders-customers, pool owners, investors and employees.

We own a portfolio of some of the industry's most recognized and trusted brands, including Jandy®, AstralPool®, Polaris®, Cepex®, Zodiac®, CTX Professional® and Gre®, CMP®, taylor®, S.R. Smith® and Built Right®.


As the Director of Operations for Taylor Technologies Facility, this individual will manage and direct the company's Manufacturing, Sourcing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Quality and Safety for our water technologies testing manufacturing plant. In addition, the Director of Operations will be responsible for developing and establishing overall operating plans, goals and objectives that will ensure operating results are consistent with the company's strategic plan and business forecast. Additionally, you will:

  • Direct all operations support functions of the company (~70 associates), including manufacturing, production planning, assembly operations, purchasing, shipping, and receiving to ensure that established operational and financial objectives are met.
  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers' expectations
  • Champion an environment of continuous improvement through increased production, asset management and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining high quality standards
  • Recommend and implement operations strategies in alignment with the company's strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Lead manufacturing employees in the development of annual plans and continuous improvement programs to reduce manufacturing cost, increase productivity, and ensure chosen levels of quality.
  • Responsible for key operational metrics such as cost, inventory levels, fulfillment, productivity, quality performance and warranty costs. Direct regular reviews of operational performance and provide appropriate feedback to team members on results. Ensure corrective action is taken to restore the integrity of the operating plan.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment through the development of safety practices and training for all employees. Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and maintenance of safety and training records.
  • Develop annual budget partnering with Finance for Operations activities.
  • Oversee purchasing department, ensuring the material needs in terms of time, quality and cost.
  • Collaboration with other manufacturing companies and functions of the Fluidra group to update procedures, learn and import technologies, take advantage of existing knowledge, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • 10+ years' experience working in plant operations required
  • Knowledge and experience in bottling production of chemical products preferred
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, planning and forecasting, production scheduling, and inventory processes
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Experience using ERP systems for planning, purchasing and production posting (Epicor experience a plus)


Bachelor's degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Mechanical/ Chemical Engineering, or related field


An exciting opportunity to dive in and begin your career with a company that offers a competitive total rewards package that includes:
  • Full range of health benefits including medical, dental & vision, short & long-term disability
  • 401(K) matching (100% of first 3% contributed, 50% of the next 2%)
  • Paid vacation, 11 paid company Holiday!
  • Health and wellness programs / gym reimbursement
  • Educational assistance up to $7,000 per year
  • Company sponsored FUN events!
  • Generous product discounts

In the pursuit of product excellence, Fluidra takes its corporate values to heart. We implement these guiding principles in everything we do: passion for success, honesty & trust, customer collaboration, teamwork, learn and adapt, excellence and Innovation.

For a deeper dive into our corporate culture, click here.

Fluidra North America


21152, MD
21152 USA



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