ITT Corporation Executive Director, Production & Site Leader in Valencia, California

Job Description:

ITT Aerospace Controls seeks a dynamic accomplished leader to direct the operations of our Valencia, California site. The Site Leader is responsible for managing the business unit/site with diversified product lines in a high mix low volume Focused Factory environment. The Site Leader will work with Executive Leadership Team to help sharpen strategic plans for the local site and drive execution for revenue, profitability and growth. This role is a peer to senior site sales and engineering leaders, and will collaborate to set appropriate expectations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Champion manufacturing strategy, direction, and focus while providing site leadership for all functions of the business unit.

  • Develop and nurture an environment of teamwork, accountability and a sense of ownership.

  • Establish a strong culture of World-Class Manufacturing to reduce product cost and lead times, increase throughput and improve quality

  • Drive LEAN process improvements, including Six Sigma, to improve and streamline processes and reduce waste Interact with customers on design, quality, cost, and delivery issues

  • Accountable for the operational P&L and overall operational metrics including inventory, safety, quality, on-time delivery and production costs for the site

  • Accountability for accurately forecasting, measuring, and reporting plant performance

  • Champion formulation of annual operating and capital budgets

  • Coach and manage staff, both managers and individual contributors, including hiring and termination decisions, performance evaluations, etc.

ITT designs and manufactures highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries. The company has sales in approximately 125 countries.

ITT Aerospace Controls headquartered in Valencia, Calif., is a premier supplier of highly engineered components and integrated solutions for mechanical and environmental control systems for aerospace commercial and military applications. Our wide array of products can be found on virtually every commercial and military airplane flying today including linear and rotary actuators, fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, motor and solenoid operated valves, pumps, electro-mechanical switches, ice and freeze protection, noise control, hoses and connectors, drain masts, air/surface heaters and composites.

ITT offers a very attractive benefits program. Our employees enjoy medical and dental coverage, 401K savings plan, life insurance protection, sickness and accident income protection, a generous vacation and holiday program, a tuition reimbursement program, and a program that allows you to use tax-free dollars to pay for many health care and dependent care expenses.




ITT Aerospace Controls


United States

EEO Statement:

“ITT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

Minimum Education Requirements:

BS/BA Degree or Equivalent

Paid Relocation Available?:


Percent of Travel Required:

Less than 25%

Position Title:

Executive Director, Production & Site Leader

Skills and Experience:

Requirements & Skills:

  • Requires BS degree in Operations, Engineering, or relevant technical discipline.

  • Must have 10+ years progressively more responsible experience in an aerospace components or subsystems manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to lead all aspects of a medium size aerospace business to include Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations, Finance, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, etc.

  • Previous experience as a significant participant in a company’s strategic planning process and preparation of departmental budgets and operating plans

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, mentor, unify, and lead a plant business with diversified product lines Ability to work and lead in a matrixed environment

  • Strong working knowledge of Finance and Accounting due to P&L responsibility for this position

  • Strong skills in manufacturing management and orderly, disciplined safety and quality processes, with the emphasis being placed on timely delivery of quality products to customers

  • LEAN Manufacturing principles, employing Kaizen and the 6S methodology with demonstrated successful applications

  • Direct Focused Factory experience with strategies for optimal flow and throughput of short-run, highly customized product mix, and ability to develop strong FF / Plan management teams

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and positive leader who managed change with urgency and persistence

  • Effective teacher, mentor, coach, promoter and developer of individuals

  • MBA or advanced technical degree highly desirable

  • Black Belt and/or Lean certification a plus

Work Location:

CA, Valencia