Director of Operations (Manufacturing)


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As Director of Operations (Manufacturing), you will own everything from procurement to manufacturing of Dedrone’s state of the art sensors. Your objective will be to build out efficient and effective production processes to support a rapidly scaling business. You will leverage your past experiences building out a supplier network and ramping up contract manufacturing partners. We are looking for independent self starters to develop and execute scalable processes. You will need to work closely with Hardware Engineering, Global Logistics, Finance and Sales to truly succeed in this role. As the role will initially only have a couple of direct reports, you will need to roll up your sleeves in the early stages before you build out your team.


Develop and manage 3rd party production and service partners

Develop and manage a strong and reliable supplier network to scale with the organization

Work closely with finance to lead an ERP implementation

Manage labor and production processes and operations

Provide operational support for the development of new, innovative products

Lead international product launches (software/hardware) in international markets

Develop and maintain internal and work processes

Constantly look to drive efficiencies within the manufacturing process

Work with hardware engineering to ensure our products have the proper certifications across the globe

Provide support for helpdesk and international customers, users, and colleagues


Completed college-level degree in industrial engineering or comparable qualification

+7 years of professional experience, with management/leadership role

Experience driving an ERP implementation

Experience in third party production involving electronic components

Experience with developing and maintaining returning structures for B2B organizations

Business sophistication and financial aptitude to lead department operations

Ability to implement strategic initiatives that constantly improve operations

Conceptual and analytical thinking skills, as well as understanding of technology systems

Proven creative problem solver and critical thinker

Independent, user-centered decision-maker

Reliable in a fast-paced environment, and can effectively communicate to all levels within an organization

Openness for learning new technologies and the digitalization of a new technological environment

Proficiency in MS Office / Salesforce

Proficient in spoken and written English and German

Hands-on mentality a must!


At Dedrone, you can expect to work in a startup-like atmosphere, expect excitement, and tasks that are diverse in nature. We’re a highly-qualified, international team that’s passionate about what we do and where we want to go. Our hierarchies are flat and we offer plenty of room for individual ideas to develop. We are quick in our decision-making and like to keep our processes lean. We also offer permanent positions from day one, flexible working hours, the possibility to work from home, and much more.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re interested in working in a young, high-tech company and are looking to help expand into a new, growing market. Send your application.

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