The Director of Filtration Equipment will provide leadership in filtration equipment strategy and supply chain management to ensure leading edge, marketable, and high-quality filtration equipment offers are a competitive advantage. The Director will lead equipment continuous improvement and innovation with suppliers and oversee the attainment of relevant industry certifications, while leading internal equipment refurbishment and sanitization operations to achieve quality and efficiency expectations.
Set the direction, drive continuous improvement, and lead internal function responsible for equipment refurbishment and sanitization operations to achieve quality and efficiency standards within budget.
Lead analysis, evaluation, and establishment of up-to-date policies, practices, and procedures to ensure high-quality filtration equipment is provided to the customer base. Research and analyze operational and technical issues with filtration equipment, develop appropriate recommendations for action, and work with the manufacturers or internal equipment servicing or technician stakeholders to resolve.
Provide expert leadership in developing short and long-range plans for filtration equipment by being at the forefront of water filtration equipment innovations, adjacent technology advancements, and understanding commercial trends.
Coordinate and work with Marketing, Sales, Technical peers, and manufacturers to understand and translate customer desires to new products.
Develop and implements filtration equipment roadmap through R&D and product development lifecycle that maintains differentiation and unique value proposition.
Communicate technical information clearly and concisely, both in written reports and oral presentations, while incorporating financial implications of recommendations and decisions.
Manage supplier relationships to maintain supply quality, innovation partnership, continuous equipment improvements, and effective pricing control.
Demonstrated ability to build trusted collaborative vendor relationships.
Ensures open and effective communication with all levels and across multiple functions.
Ensure compliance with relevant corporate policies and procedures.
College-B.A. Degree B A / BS Degree in a related business or engineering field.
At least 15 years' experience in filtration business in similar capacity preferred.
At least five years of proven experience at senior management level.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Budget preparation and control.
Ability to improve business process.
Prior experience in new product development and R&D.
Tools and Equipment
Ability to use laptops, smartphones, and common enterprise systems.
Who We Are
DS Services is a national direct-to-consumer provider of bottled water, office coffee and water filtration services. DS Services offers a comprehensive portfolio of beverage products, equipment and supplies to approximately 1.5 million customers through its network of over 210 sales and distribution facilities and daily operation of over 2,100 routes. With one of the broadest distribution networks in the country, DS Services can provide service to approximately 90 percent of U.S. households and efficiently services homes and national, regional and local offices. DS Services is dedicated to achieving its mission of becoming America's favorite water, coffee and tea service provider where consumers live, work and play. Please visit our website www.water.com for more information about DS Services.
A closer look at DS Services.®
Historically, our core business has been built on delivering safe, great–tasting bottled water to homes and offices across the U.S. Beyond this mainstay of our business, we are proud to offer our own brewed coffee beverages under two house brands: Standard Coffee® and Javarama®, as well as other leading national brands and office breakroom supplies. And under our Re...lyant® brand, we also offer water filtration systems, equipment and services. Finally, we support the communities we serve by providing safe drinking water during emergencies and natural disasters.
DS Services® bottled water products are sold under the brand names Alhambra®, Athena® water, Belmont Springs®, Crystal Springs®, Deep Rock®, Hinckley Springs®, Kentwood Springs®, Mount Olympus®, Nursery® water, Sierra Springs® and Sparkletts®. Several of DS Services bottled water brands have been satisfying consumers for more than 100 years. For more information about our services, please visit water.com, nurserywater.com and myutapia.com.
DS Services® can provide water filtration solutions for your home or office. With quality service and the latest in advanced water filtration solutions, we have just the right options for you.