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Director, Automation Shops and Solutions

Franklin, Massachusetts; Remote

Job Type: Remote

Job Category: Sales/Business Development
Brand: Motion
Job ID: R24_0000008863
Status: Full time

Job Description


The Director of Automation Shops and Solutions will hold a strategic leadership role responsible for overseeing the structure and operation of the organization’s Production facilities, with a specific focus on standardization and expansion. Reporting directly to the Group Vice President (GVP), the role will also be responsible for “shop operations,” planning, scheduling, sourcing, production and shipment to ensure product quality, cost and delivery requirements are met. Additional responsibilities include managing overhead, as well as variable and direct labor costs to meet or exceed annual budgetary and prior year expenses. The individual will collaborate with Operations to identify, recommend, specify and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost.


  • Develop and execute an aggressive strategy to standardize facility operations to enable process optimization, capacity expansion, and maximum revenue generation.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive manufacturing, engineering, and project management strategies aligned with business objectives for a competitive edge.

  • Oversee processes, capacity planning, and resource allocation for maximum efficiency and cost reduction.

  • Establish and maintain strict quality control measures, meeting industry and customer standards.

  • Collaborate with supply chain teams for a reliable and cost-effective supply chain.

  • Foster a culture of improvement by implementing continuous improvement principles for streamlined processes.

  • Manage manufacturing budgets to achieve financial targets.

  • Drive a culture of safety and ensure a safe working environment by adhering to regulations and standards.

  • Attract, retain, and develop high-performing design and assembly teams.

  • Implement new technologies for enhanced capabilities.

  • Set up policies in material usage, capacity planning, production methods and employee relations to enhance operational efficiency.

  • Define, implement, and maintain a clear operating cadence for the design and

  • manufacturing operation, establish KPI targets and clear accountability to monitor performance.

  • Define and deliver effective utilization of labor and equipment to meet capacity

  • requirements.

  • Define and prepare capital asset plans in alignment with both annual operating and strategic plans.


Typically requires a bachelor's degree and ten (10) years of related experience or an equivalent combination.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Exceptional level of drive and passion for results.

  • Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast paced, deadline driven

  • environment.

  • Ability to coach and provide feedback to direct reports.

  • Ability to influence and motivate.

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Motion Ai offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

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GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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