Kem Krest

Customer Focused. Solutions Driven.

Transportation, Logistics and Storage

Total Program Management through Supply Chain, Fulfillment, and Aftersales Solutions


Elkhart, Indiana

Company Size

500+ employees


Supply Chain Solutions, Chemical Programs Management, Supply Chain Consulting, and Packaging / kitting, warehousing and distribution

Since 1979, Kem Krest has been providing Total Program Management through our Supply Chain, Fulfillment and Aftersales Solutions. Kem Krest manages and markets customer branded parts and chemicals, from suppliers to dealership networks and production facilities, on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) within the Automotive, Agriculture/Industrial and Defense Industries. With all the complexities involved in managing service parts, our solution is providing simplification through our Total Program Management, which includes Inventory and Quality Management, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Fulfillment – Packaging and Kitting, Direct Ship, JIT Delivery, Lean Warehousing, Customer Service, Outbound Dealer Calls, Promotional Assistance and Value Added Services - Sales & Marketing

The Opportunity

Operations Director

Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • Overview

    The Operations Director will own and manage daily operations as per established goals when enabling profitable growth. Build and mentor a diverse team to foster and support the culture and objectives to surpass customer expectations. 

  • Responsibilities

    In this role, the Operations Director will build and enable the production operational strategy as defined by the COO. Develop processes that directly addressand solve TUCOL concerns/issues, develop and improve Lean based processes to deliver organization goals and objectives.


    The right candidate will ensure a lean culture is embedded in day-to-day operations with measurable quality benefits. Quantify, monitor, revise quality metrics to align with organization goals and objectives. Understand and surpass customer quality requirements by program, challenge current processes and work methods towards operational excellence.


    The Operations Director will provide leadership through effective communication, coaching, training,and development. The candidate will develop a strong talent bench that enables growth and career development. Define and deliver talent acquisition and retention goals in collaboration with a matrix organization and promote a people driven culture that surpasses the company’s engagement goals and values.


    This position will establish an annual budget, deliver budget commitments through regular forecasting, identifying, and addressing areas of concern all while promoting a healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly standard by defining and delivering safety goals across the different operations and defining and delivering health and environmental requirements.

  • Qualifications

    • 4-year College Degree 
    • 10 + years’ experience 
    • Strong background in safety, health, and environment 
    • Strong skills in collaboration, communication, coaching and development to build strong teams 
    • Goal oriented, results driven 
    • Strong Analytical skills with troubleshooting experience   
    • Attentive to quality and continuous improvement processes  
    • Ability to forecast and budget to manage costs 

Building career-spanning relationships, from candidacy to organizational leadership, we provide access to the future of the Medtech and Pharma.