The VP of Operations serves as the strategic operative leader of the organization and provides both leadership and guidance to ensure key initiatives, culture transformation, program regulations, performance outcomes, and operations are managed appropriately, in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. Working side-by-side with the Executive team, this key role will help define the future of the organization.
This role closely works with the entire enterprise and is responsible for developing, executing, and monitoring strategic plans and programs, supporting both short and long-term goals of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to developing and implementing plans for the operational infrastructure of the company in the form of policies, systems, processes and staff development.
— Transform the organization into a higher performing entity that sets clear goals which can be measured and obtained.
— Generate strong employee loyalty and performance.
— Oversee key cultural initiatives and ensure collaboration with all department leaders across the organization.
— Facilitate the development, communication, and evaluation of KPI’s driving company operations forward.
— Oversee strategic planning and problem solving across the organization.
— Provide leadership and direction to ensure safety, quality, productivity, and cost; meet or exceed company objectives.
— Participate in regular budgetary reviews to ensure financial goals are met.
— Work with each departmental leader to develop annual performance goals and work plans that cascade to individual team members and connect with the overall strategic plan.
— Facilitate team building, guide, train and lead a high-performance management team and provide mentoring as a cornerstone to management development. Guide team in prioritizing/executing on multiple program objectives
— Provide guidance to direct reports in developing operational plans and timelines for all projects and initiatives.
— Foster engagement, team building, and consensus across the organization through regular meetings, collaboration, and other professionally sound methods
— Provide supported recommendations to leadership regarding all major strategic initiatives and oversee the implementation of such decisions.
— Identify opportunities to leverage and/or redesign processes, tools and technology to improve operations
— Bachelor’s Degree.
— 8-10 years experience leading middle management employees and their teams.
— 7-10+ years experience in operations.
— A strong background in manufacturing & assembly, supplier management, contract negotiation, operational logistics (warehousing, shipping, and inventory management).
— Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Navision (preferred)
— Effective multi-tasking and organization.
— Clear communication, both written and verbal
— Demonstrated knowledge of key metrics and financial analysis.
— Demonstrated ability partnering with all levels of an organization.