Sr. Director/General Manager (Waukesha)

Unchained Labs in Waukesha, WI

  • Industry: Executive Management - Chief Executive/General Management
  • Type: Full Time
  • $145,280.00 - 145,280.00
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Ultra Electronics Herley; where you can use your expertise to enhance our business and your career as a General Manager at UE Herley Lancaster. Come join the Herley Team if you have 5+ years of General Management within Operations, Program Management and/or; have been responsible for the P&L of a $40-$60M organization and experience in the defense electronics production environment.

We are a growing leader in the design, manufacture and support of advanced integrated RF subsystems and components for high performance Electronic Warfare, Radar and Communications systems and flight test and instrumentation systems and subsystems. Our products are used by US and international customers in manned aircraft, UAVs, aerial targets, space launch vehicles, missiles and guided weapons applications.

As the Senior Director & General Manager and member of our Senior Management Team, you will have the overall responsibility for managing both the revenue and cost elements of our company's income statement. You will be responsible for formulating overall strategy, effective planning, delegating, coordinating, staffing, organizing, and decision making to attain desirable profit making results for an organization. This position will supervise our Lancaster location and the next level managers within the organizations functional areas. This position will collaborate with company executives to develop strategic plans for business growth based on short-term and long-term goals, communicate those goals to your team, and guide them to success.

We are seeking an individual that will be able to support the following responsibilities:

Active member of Executive Management team.

Support Executive Staff in program forecasting, monthly conversion of backlog to revenue and budget planning

Lead business development initiatives to continue to grow the business

Oversee day-to-day business operations for the cross functional team

Maintain high OTD and Quality standards

Provide leadership at all levels of the organization

Communicate and embody the company vision and values

Build up the company by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and mentoring new talent

Define and implement policies and performance standards

Evaluate employee performance and provide additional coaching and support as needed

Assess departmental and company performance and devise plans for improvement

Manage profit and loss statements and account for costs and revenues

Allocate budget resources for supplies, equipment, marketing, and personnel

Set and adhere at all times to the Environmental, Health and Safety Policies

Required Skills:

  • A Bachelors degree in related field
  • 5+ years plant/general management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of military or defense electronics
  • PMP Certification
  • Ability to obtain a US Government Secret security clearance. Security clearances are granted to U.S. citizens.
Desired Skills:
  • Masters and MBA preferred
  • Active Secret Security clearance
  • Communication skills are key to increasing managements effectiveness with both superiors and subordinates
  • Leadership skills are pertinent to providing and seeking out continuing education opportunities and fostering a growth mindset
  • Delegation skills are crucial in identifying the best person (or people) for a particular task and act as a facilitator to motivate and direct the work
  • Time management skills are important in prioritizing tasks to ensure that projects are completed by deadlines and streamlining processes to maximize productivity
  • Negotiation and mediation skills are necessary for finding opportunities to resolve conflicts efficiently and favorably
  • Decision-making skills are key to weighing the costs and benefits of various options and determining the best course of action to achieve company goals
  • Problem-solving skills are crucial to analyzing past and current performance and recommending objectives to improve productivity and profitability
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements
  • Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office products
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. A review of this classification has excluded the marginal functions of the classification that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform this job proficiently. The requirements in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Herley is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and support of advanced integrated RF subsystems and components for high performance Electronic Warfare, Radar and Communications systems and flight test and instrumentation systems and subsystems.


Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group. Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.

We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, health savings accounts, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 601.4(a), 60300.5(a) and 60741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Associated topics: chief executive, district manager, executive, executive director, executive vice president, general management, manager ii, manager iii, overall, regional director

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