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Operations Manager


Grandville, MI, US, 49418

Company:  9013-DTS Fluid Power, LLC

The Fluid Power Operations Manager plans, directs and coordinates the operations of the assigned Fluid Power Subsidiary and, in some cases, shops.  The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency, proficiency and profitability of locations within their area of responsibility through the provision of effective methods and strategies.


  • Responsible and accountable for leading, driving, managing and developing associate competencies in operations to ensure growth and profitability and to provide the highest level of Customer service.
  • Accountable for the performance management of financials, asset management, operational performance metrics and company policies and procedures that drive the required business behaviors and results.
  • Define and implement operational improvement plans to meet goals and measure progress consistently, in alignment with Applied Fluid Power strategies. 
  • Drive adoption of Standards of Work, tools, business processes and polices throughout the Spencer Fluid Power Network. 
  • Accountable for working capital strategy and meeting objectives (accounts receivable, inactive and slow inventory, cycle count accuracy and expense, and accounts payable).
  • Participate in the Subsidiary Business Reviews.  Develop operational improvement actions based on financial, operational, productivity and other analytics. Implement corrective actions where necessary
  • In pursuit of continuous improvement, promote fact based problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Improve processes and policies in support of organizational goals, collaborating with Central Support teams.  Assist with formulation and responsible for implementation of policies and procedures to maximize output.  Monitor compliance.
  • Ensure compliance to Field Controls, both SOX and Operational requirements; confirm associate responses to the Quarterly Status Report are accurate.
  • Involved in Associate Performance Reviews and Performance Goals.   
  • Assist with preparation of annual operating budget and monitor actual to plan.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.


Education/Work Experience:

Requires a business manager with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a  leadership role who will be able to strategically and tactically evaluate and implement comprehensive customer service and sales programs and initiatives; be able to work with a variety of organizational leadership to build and implement business strategies and tactics; have a demonstrated background in talent management and associate development; as well as have a proven ability to attract and retain outstanding talent and assemble and motivate high performance teams.

The selected manager must have the ability to bring immediate credibility to the subsidiary function through his/her performance, professional qualifications and leadership skills as well as project and demonstrate our core values. Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills as well as proven organizational skills are required.


  • Equivalent to a four-year degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Travel as appropriate for business and customer meetings.

DTS Fluid Power is a leading mobile OEM supplier for fluid power products and has a team of skilled engineers to design your mobile equipment, industrial circuits or refurbishment projects. DTS distributes hydraulic products from top suppliers, including Eaton/Vickers, Energy, Auburn Gear and Poclain.

Parent company Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is the world’s largest fluid power distributor. Our network of 18 fluid power companies (70+ locations) in North America is a resource for dedicated fluid power support. We have one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics &d Technicians to assist you with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting and other requirements. Between our service centers and our network of 19 fluid power companies, we provide immediate access to the critical fluid power components and services our customers need.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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