Our goals - Your path

Broad Function and Purpose of Position:  

This position will provide leadership for strategic and tactical activities for the Marion, Ohio Operation. This position is tasked with the efficient, safe, and environmentally correct operation and growth of the Marion facility. Mentorship of direct reports is a key component to the growth of the plant. The Director of Operations will lead, direct, and respond to the needs of the organization and its Employees, while driving actions for success. 

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Display active leadership in advancing the Sika SAFE culture in Marion pursuing the objectives of zero injuries and 100% Employee Engagement.
  • Attain annual safety goals through a solid understanding of safety management as well as the ability to convey and enforce safety rules and procedures.
  • Participates as an active member of various Sales Leadership Teams as required.
  • Possesses a comprehensive knowledge and executes continuous improvement concepts including statistical process control and lean manufacturing. 
  • Assists in product program management by reviewing plans and specifications while supporting timetables established based on the customer needs.
  • Coordinates strategies with sales, engineering, R&D, customer service, and Corporate Operations teams.
  • Attain annual expense and budget goals by achieving promised actions and benefits. 
  • Lead the creation of three-year and five-year business plans for site growth and development.
  • Manage capital expenditures, profit and loss, and balance sheet activities.
  • Performs functions inherent in all management positions including recruitment, performance evaluation, coaching, training, and development. 
  • Fosters an issue-free work environment and provides support and direction to solve employee relation problems.
  • Directly manage the Director of Production, the Engineering and Maintenance Manager, the Process Engineering Manager, and the EHS Manager. Indirectly supports the Production Managers, the Quality Manager, the Materials Manager, the Plant Controller, Engineers, and the Human Resources Manager. 
  • Ensures compliance to all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Perform other work and projects as required by the Senior Vice President Sealants & Adhesives Manufacturing.

Your expertise - Our strength


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience: At least 10 years in leading a manufacturing site.

Special Requirements/Competencies:


  • Must be a well-educated manufacturing leader who can push forward the necessary strategies and programs to increase quality, productivity, and customer service.
  • This person must possess excellent communication skills, which are characterized by sincerity, persuasiveness, and clarity of thought. 
  • Strong leader who manages fairly and consistently when applying rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • High levels of personal initiative, energy, and ownership for success.
  • Goal oriented, well organized, with excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers & software applications.
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA standards.


Going Beyond. Together.

Competitive Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k with company match, year-end profit-sharing bonus, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Meaningful Work: Sika products enhance our surroundings and the work every employee completes helps positively impact daily lives by making our world stronger, more durable, and more reliable – every day.

Company Culture: Sika centers work culture around entrepreneurship where individuals have the power to make decisions, learn from mistakes, and define their career.

Community Involvement: Sika takes active roles in our community and aims to support volunteer work and charitable endeavors across the United States through rebuilding and giving back.

Sustainability Initiatives: Sika is committed to sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts, and assuming social responsibility. The company supports energy efficient projects and implements numerous measures aimed to boost economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

Sika Corporation is committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals that apply. As an equal opportunity employer Sika will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other protected characteristics.

About Sika

With over 100 years of experience, Sika is a worldwide innovation and sustainability leader in the development and production of systems and products for commercial and residential construction, as well as the marine, automotive, and renewable energy manufacturing industries. Sika has offices in over 100 countries with over 300 manufacturing facilities and more than 33,500 employees worldwide. With annual sales of 11.5+ billion dollars in 2022, our commitment to quality, innovation, and the environment as well as putting our customer’s needs first, encompasses why Sika is the global leader in our industries.