Director of Cutting Tools
Company: NTK Cutting Tools USA
Posted on: January 15, 2022
NTK Cutting Tools is now hiring for a Director of Cutting Tools
to lead our Marketing/Engineering/Sales/Operations staff throughout
the US. This role will be based out of our corporate offices in
Wixom, MI and report to our Senior VP of Commercial Business
Operations. NTK Cutting Tools is a division of NGK Spark Plugs
(U.S.A). Both NGK and NTK global headquarters are based in Nagoya,
In 1958 NTK started selling ceramic tools. Ceramic cutting tools
answered the demands with efficient high-speed machining
conditions. In 1992 NTK began selling Swiss automatic CNC lathe
tooling due to the expansion of personal computers and automated
equipment that required precision parts. The carbide inserts
brought a reduction in edge grinding process time, longer tool life
and more consistent workplace dimensions. In 2015 BIDEMICS sales
launched for machining heat resistant alloy parts to meet the
increasing demand for aircrafts.
NTK is proud to support the entire global manufacturing industry
today and into the future.
Why Work for NTK
We offer competitive wages and bonus opportunity, along with a full
suite of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k with
company match, paid vacations/holidays, disability, life insurance
and more. With the opportunity for flexible work arrangements,
employee wellness activities, internal advancement and leadership
training, NTK invests in the well-being and growth of its
employees. Associates of NTK/NGK are afforded the ability to
"Ignite your Spirit".
Oversee all Cutting Tools operations, staff and strategies with a
focus on responsibly maintaining and growing sales for the
Formulate and recommend strategies for sales support functions and
operations through potential process, channel or structural
Provide and maintain regular communication with NGK Japan and NGK
affiliates' management teams on activities.
Works cross functionally within the team and organizationally to
achieve business objectives of the Cutting Tools Division.
Supports Senior Vice President of Commercial Business Operation
with the execution of special projects or assignments as needed or
as called upon by the SEM Team
Sales activity of major customers; building relationships along
with sales representatives, researching market trends and reports
to Global Headquarters.
Implements strategy to grow market share and business footprint of
NTK Cutting Tools in the US and globally.
Monitor and approves purchase orders, shipping and inventory
control and identify and prevent problems before they occur.
Constructs budget to achieve divisional objectives with a focus on
Oversees development of sales bonus structure and associated
triggers to achieve
Effectively lead the engineering, marketing, logistics and sales
functions of the division and coach designated staff.
Oversee streamlining ordering, procurement, inventory control and
Communicate and negotiate with Global Headquarters for product
pricing and inventory levels.
Adhere to all company policies and procedures and IATF16949, J-SOX
and ISO14000 related policies.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field
Minimum of 10 years of experience in sales, operations, inventory
or related field
Minimum of 7 years experience in a management role
General knowledge of cutting tool fields and disciplines
Proven ability to manage, mentor, motivate and delegate tasks to
Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical issues and
Highly detail oriented and strong analytical skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively and meet strict
Ability to develop operational strategy, inclusive of sales,
operations and divisional direction
Experience working in a Global business environment preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Possess the ability to comprehend products, materials and Q.A.
Strong, negotiation and sales skills
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
Possess a valid state driver's license, proof of insurance and an
acceptable driving record
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