Petaluma, CA US
Regular Full Time

The Facility Director – Mesa Boogie responsible for the iconic Mesa Boogie production facility based in Petaluma, CA. This facility is a unique combination of art, craft of the highest degree, historical legacy, modern innovation, passionate culture and workforce, teamwork, accountability, and a developing best-practices balance of superb craftsmanship and efficient production processes. This role requires a deep appreciation and experience/knowledge of amplifiers, comfort managing a diverse and passionate group with artistic sensibilities, experience and leadership for Continuous Improvement in a craft environment, deals in facts and metrics as decision points, and can work successfully to budget/forecast as a Cost Center. As a relatively small facility, this position requires an energetic and involved approach on all topics around a structured Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Human Resources (SQDCHr ) framework.

Essential Functions

- Works with Leadership/Management teams to set strategic goals and priorities.

- Transforms high level directional needs into a workable business plan and promotes execution of that plan with the appropriate metrics and timelines for business success

- Monitors and influences daily production activities and metrics together with the Production Manager and supporting Team Members.

- Manages Quality, Materials, Engineering, and Production professionals on a daily basis.

- Manages cross matrix business integration with Finance, HR, Product Development, and Sales professionals who support the facility from the Petaluma, HQ, and other facilities.

- High profile leadership - Walks the production floor daily and helps maintain an inclusive, servant-leadership based culture.

- Reports up through the organization monthly on KPI’s in a structured SQDCHr format with precise summarized input on variances from plan.

- Working with cross functional partners, develops and promotes an appropriate timeline and skills/technology development for on-time delivery of new products.

- Works closely with the site Controller to prepare, present and execute the Cost Center operational budget.

- Prepares, drives approval and executes on Capital spending.

- Maintains and further drives Safety as priority

- Promotes and further drives a product quality focus that anticipates customer’s expectations for a craft based premier-level product.

Other duties

- Employee can be asked to perform other duties that are reasonable within the area of expertise

Skills and Competencies

- Excellent presentation and strong communications skills both written and verbal

- Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, and adaptable to new situations and assignments

- Must be independent, self-motivated and possess a positive attitude, operating well in a team environment that is focused on collaboration and accountability

- Strong interpersonal, mentoring, coaching and conflict resolution skills

- Proven ability to work with all levels of management and foster relationships with operational personnel

- Proven experience supporting growth through transparency, consistency and disciplined execution

- Strong organizational skills

- Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and organize workload to meet organizational timelines in a fast paced, very high growth environment

- Ability to work with Senior Executives of the Company

- Leadership skills necessary to coach and mentor others; effective supervisory skills with an ability to develop a team, review employee performance, address escalated issues, generate assignments, and set priorities

- Provide insightful ways/approaches to motivate others and identify strengths and developmental opportunities with talent

- Good analytical and critical thinking skills, with ability to make effective decisions

- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or concerns

- Technical and comprehensive knowledge of operating procedures

- High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation, with a track record of delivering to plan

- Flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances; able to proactively question and challenge to prioritize and identify solutions in timely manner

- Clear thinker with outstanding numeric ability supported by a rounded commercial awareness

- Able to see the big picture but possesses a pragmatic /flexible approach to delivery

- Hands-on high-end craft experience

- Curious in nature and always looking to question, learn, and look for better ways to do things

- Relish working in a company with a diverse and fast paced environment

- Personable, fun, team oriented


- Thorough understanding and strong working knowledge of high-end electronic device/craft woodworking and production, with an emphasis on the amplifier industry.

- Knowledge of business practices and procedures related to craft-based facility management

Education and Experience

- Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

- Minimum of 8 year’s progressive leadership experience in production management

- Experience successfully managing highly skilled artisans

Work Environment

- A wood shop environment dedicated to all processes related to wood transformation and finishing.

- Dedicated offices, cubicles, and meeting rooms.

Travel Requirements

- Occasional travel to and between the company’s manufacturing and HQ locations.

Physical Demands

- Basic physical stances and actions (sitting, standing, walking); occasional 25 lb lifts.

Salary range

$215,000-$225,000 annual salary

We celebrate diversity and Gibson Brands, Inc is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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