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Director of Operations Textiles

Sattler Company Overview

Sattler Corporation, a subsidiary of Sattler AG in Austria, is head-quartered in Hudson, North Carolina.  Featuring the Outdura and Sattler fabric brands, the company has weaving operations specializing in solution-dyed acrylic fiber.  Sattler fabrics are commonly applied to indoor furniture and outdoor applications including awnings, boat covers, outdoor casual furniture, umbrellas and more. 

Job Summary

Director of Operations needed to plan, direct and coordinate all organization’s operations. As a Director of Operations you will have responsibility for all plant operations. You will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. You will manage a team of managers, and other direct reports.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure that all production is correct, cost effective and timely in alignment with specifications and quality requirements
  • Improve operational systems, processes and best practices that guarantee organizational well-being, assist in the purchase of materials, plan inventory and ensure warehouse efficiency
  • Provide strategic leadership and coaching to employees through a shared vision for the operation
  • Develop knowledge systems and measurements that help the business make profitable decisions
  • Hands on with the ability to help others and answer questions
  • Examine financial data/statements and use them to improve profitability
  • Develop and understanding of the current state, the desired future state, develops and executes plans and strategies to close the gaps
  • Identify, understand and adopt relevant best practices to advance faster than the competition
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPI’s
  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen a plus
  • Knowledge of Standard Costing, vendor selection, scheduling, quality standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills


  • Proven work experience as Operations Manager
  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Prioritize and support problem resolution activities related to production scheduling, staffing, equipment downtime, process efficiency, etc.
  • Budget development knowledge
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • IT skills (databases, MS Office, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and customers
  • Organizational skills
  • BS Degree in operations management or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Textiles experience in weaving or warping
  • Experience with ISO requirements
  • 5 years of Leadership experience in a Manufacturing environment a must, preferably textiles
  • Ability to gain trust and respect
  • Act in an ethical manner at all times
  • Mentor/Coach department leads
  • Maintains strict confidentiality
  • Follow all safety requirements


Benefits and Perks

  • Excellent Benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision company paid life and LTD, offers ancillary benefits, 401k with company match. Vacation package
  • May offer some relocation

Sattler Corp. is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, gender, age, veterans status, disability, or sexual orientation.


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