Director of Operations / Integrator

Galloway, OH

MIDWEST AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS / INTEGRATOR


THE PERSON

Are you a humble and self-aware optimist who fosters teamwork? Do you sort out and deal with the facts over emotion? Are you a thoughtful team player who gets to know your coworkers? If you think outside the box, have financial experience, and can persuade others to take action, this position is perfect for you!

 Our ideal Director of Operations/Integrator is:

  •  A Communicator. You’re honest and blunt. You’re not afraid to respectfully speak your mind—even to your direct supervisor—about what you really think. You’re a good teacher who wants to be in the know, and a strong leader who holds people accountable.
  • A Problem Solver. People describe you as organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable. You’re willing to do whatever it takes, and don’t work in a silo. A patient, quick learner, you’re able to pinpoint and notice cause and effect. You’re flexible, logical, curious, and analytical.
  • Driven. If needed, you can be available 24/7. You’re an ambitious multi-tasker who follows through on tough decisions while showing mutual respect. You’re thick-skinned, competitive, and tough with a strong work ethic.  

Our Director of Operations/Integrator is not overly focused on recognition or the need to be right. They must be willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. We are looking to hire someone who is familiar with the aerial photography and mapping industry and can be the liaison between the Visionary and the rest of the company.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The position of Director of Operations/Integrator requires you to handle adversity and deal with difficult people. The job responsibilities of our Director of Operations/Integrator include:

Leadership/Management

  • Administrative functions for contracts and aircraft insurance
  • Coordinates production
    • Sales intake, scheduling, coordination with acquisition and production
    • Production staff reports problems to this role
  • Responsible for escalations across all departments, particularly production
  • Quality control: production
  • Oversees project management, program management, and operations with hands-on responsibilities as needed
  • Oversees all departments
  • Enforces company policy
  • Enforces core values
  • Owns implementation of EOS
  • Leads L10 and owns follow-through of IDS (identify, discuss, solve)
  • Ensures team has the equipment/tools needed to do the job
  • Day-to-day operations and core services (maintenance shop)
    • Vendor management and quality control of plane maintenance and purchase approvals of our partner COAR Services.

Communication

  • Oversees two-way communication to supervisors & direct reports
  • Holds owner accountable, keeps owner up to date
  • Follows-up with Senior Management / Leadership team regularly
  • Provide deadlines
  • Organize/lead production meetings

 Finance

  • Owns budgeting, P&L, and cash flow improvement
  • Sign contracts, purchase orders
  • Up to date on all fees: software, planes, etc.
  • Oversees accounts receivable and payables + invoicing
    • Owns twice monthly payroll hour approval and funds availability
    • Signature authority and ownership of authorizing expenditures from all bank accounts (Midwest + COAR Services)

This is a full time, on-site, in-person position based in Galloway/Columbus, OH

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • 2-3 years COO experience
  • 5-7 years operations leadership experience
  • 5-7 years business development experience
  • Familiar with the aerial photography Industry and/or processing of digital data
  • Project management experience

Preferred

  • BA in Business
  • Marketing experience and/or education
  • QuickBooks or other accounting software experience
    • QuickBooks financial, QuickBooks Time, Invoicing
  • PMP

Desired

  • Military background
  • MBA

THE COMPANY – Midwest Aerial Photography

Midwest Aerial Photography has owned and operated airborne film cameras for more than 30 years. Our goal is to acquire aerial imaging, LiDAR Data, and precise positioning data reliably and safely over target areas during the collection window specified. Each member of our staff aims to deliver photogrammetric-quality products as quickly as possible after the collection flight. We fly over the U.S. with million-dollar cameras and have flight operations scattered across the country!

WHY Midwest Aerial Photography?

Midwest Aerial Photography is a family-oriented company that fosters independence and collaboration. At Midwest Aerial Photography you can expect growth, rapidly changing technology, and lots of cool stuff! We are open to new ideas, thrive on solving problems, and will always be in your corner. The Director of Operations/Integrator must be able to delegate and establish a good culture.

Salary: $110K

Benefits:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • Free membership to the Midwest Gun Club
  • Flexible work hours with ability to work remotely as needed

Our Core Values are:

  • Safety Conscious
  • Prepared and Adaptable
  • Loyal and Honest
  • Detail Oriented
  • Motivated to Improve

If you want the opportunity to join a company where your voice matters, we’d love to hear from you. Apply to Midwest Aerial Photography, where every day is something new and challenging.

JOB CODE: Midwest Aerial Photography