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Derse, a face-to-face experiential marketing company that specializes in the design, fabrication, and program management for trade shows, business environments and events, is searching for a Divisional Operations Director for its division located in Waukegan, IL.


  • Directly oversee production, project management, and logistics departments.
  • Assess the needs of production, project management/detailing, logistics staff & make recommendations accordingly.
  • Responsible for project performance, budget maintenance and overall profitability.
  • Provide operational solutions for customers’ projects.
  • Prepare Capacity Report & update for weekly production meeting.
  • Oversee preparation of Long-Term and Daily Schedules.
  • Lead weekly production and department meetings.
  • Quality Control:
    • Responsible for monitoring quality to ensure production is meeting client & Derse objectives.
    • Manage time and costs associated with projects to ensure budgets are met.
  • Safety:
    • Work with Production Supervisor in driving divisional safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
    • Conduct quarterly safety meetings.
    • Complete annual divisional safety audit with insurance company & HR.
    • Oversee new hire and annual safety training for employees.
  • Supervision:
    • Conduct performance reviews on all direct reports and provide coaching/mentorship.
    • Work with HR on any employee relation matters.


  • Minimum of (5) years of management/supervision experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing strong leadership and mentor staff is required.
  • Hands on knowledge of fixtures/cabinet-making/millwork trades.
  • Custom environment/job shop experience preferred.
  • Highly organized, flexible and ability to work necessary hours in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Please send resume and salary requirements to derse.com/careers



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