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VP of Operations

Company: Packaged Goods / Food / Beverage, Salinas, CA
Location: Salinas
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Job Description:

Purpose of Position: The Vice President of Operations provides leadership, management, and vision to ensure that the company effectively and efficiently delivers exceptional operational in a capital equipment manufacturing environment. This will include driving performance across the company’s operational disciplines: manufacturing, distribution, project management, materials management, purchasing, planning) utilizing a variety of operational strategies. As a member of the Operations Senior Management Team, the VP of Operations will partner in setting the strategic goals and ensuring our operating efforts are aligned to support those objectives and the company’s continued growth. Accountabilities: Play a leading role in developing the culture of the organization both inside and outside of Operations. Provide overall leadership to the operations function, with responsibility for: strategy development and implementation; operating plans and budgets; value generation initiatives; policies, procedures, and leveraging technology; staff assessment and development; performance measurement and governance; and, communications with business units and senior management. Develop a robust Sales & Operations Planning process that integrates demand, supply, and inventory planning capabilities. Coordinate with all functional leads to develop and align the business to plan. Develop visibility of growth in product family demand. Set a supply strategy that is aligned with the business and translate that into executional actions. Manage and control inventory, obsolescence, and working capital. Incorporate inventory positions into the overall S&OP process and help facilitate supply decisions. Contribute to develop and then implement plans to optimize supply chain footprint to address cost and service targets. Implement professional procurement processes, including purchasing and transactional operations. Together with the Operations leadership team, provide vision and establish enterprise-wide manufacturing goals. Establish accountability in key processes by helping creating performance metrics and goals and then manage the business to meet and exceed these measures; drive continued performance improvement Oversee the preparation and responsible for the performance of the approved budgets and forecasts. Provide effective leadership including: development and implementing objectives; selecting key personnel and motivating members of the functional area; challenging employees to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor. Partner with sales, marketing, product development and other departments to ensure consistent and smooth operations. Ensure the highest standards for food safety and quality. Ensure continuous improvement to operational effectiveness and efficiencies within all manufacturing functions. Ensure manufacturing is prepared for and is successful during internal/external regulatory inspections. Provide guidance and support for capital projects. Ensure Environmental, Safety, and Health requirements are achieved at each plant. Provide input and support to corporate people development objectives (i.e., performance calibration/talent pool management/succession planning, individual goal setting/performance reviews; training and development). Minimum Skills Required: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution. 10+ years of progressive operations and supply chain leadership experience across multiple disciplines (i.e. manufacturing, distribution, planning, etc.), preferably in a high perishable, very short shelf life environment. Experience using continuous improvement and Lean principles to lead operational transformation (i.e. footprint optimization, cost-out, on-time delivery, safety, quality, etc.). Experience in management of complex mechanical and electronic components, from planning through fulfillment. Expert understanding of demand planning, supply planning, and cross-functional Supply Chain & Operations processes and related systems. Expert understanding of materials management, warehousing, and inventory control policies, processes, procedures, and systems. Expert understanding of supply chain KPIs (e.g. forecast accuracy, fill rates, on-time delivery, schedule attainment, etc.). Experience with network optimization, quantifiable results in identifying supply chain improvements through scenario analysis, logistics spend, and footprint decisions. Strong problem solving and analytical skills in support of metrics-, data- and process-oriented objectives; ability to succinctly report on critical operations measures to key internal and external stakeholders. Excellent financial, quantitative, and analytical skills; experience with business and supplier performance reporting. Demonstrated success as a people leader, including the ability to: set and gain buy-in for strategic direction and vision; attract, hire, retain, and develop key/critical operations leaders; and establish an engaging culture of accountability, quality, and customer focus. Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences. Preferred but not Essential: MBA

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