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VP Of Operations – California
Posted by Katie Settle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job #30728 – California
An established and growing food processor is seeking a talented VP of Operations that can assist them in their growth mode with supply chain, operational efficiencies, reporting, quality, food safety and in general leadership.
Role and Responsibilities
Lead production, quality, maintenance, and sanitation teams.
Establish short- and long-term production plans and strategies for the Company in collaboration with other members of the Executive Team.
Active participation in Senior Management team
Driving continuous improvement and Operational Excellence throughout the organization
Generate and manage annual Budget for the Operations department
Establish annual and monthly production objectives and operating budgets in support of the Company’s long-term strategic plans and provide ongoing forecasts of anticipated results
Manage departmental operating procedures, processes, and policies to achieve operating margin, delivery, and quality performance targets
Set appropriate metrics and measure ongoing operating results to proactively manage production processes and individual team member performance.
Leading capital projects and establishing a strong maintenance team.
Ensure all areas and personnel adhere to safe working practices and GMPs at all times
Measure and report KPI’s such as safety, quality, cost and productivity
A continued focus on cost reductions and optimizing the cost per gallon will be critical
Ensure all business systems, including ERP and procedures are in place and used accordingly.
Manage inventory under area of control
Work directly with QA and technical personnel on addressing and resolving deficiencies
Develop continuous improvement plans to for Safety, Hygiene/Sanitation, Quality, Quantity and Cost
Any other business operation related tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management
Mentor and train multiple department managers and supervisors to achieve objectives.
Ability to operate independently to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team
Ability to run their own production site.
Leading teams of 100+ with multiple shifts.
Demonstrated experience in running a manufacturing operation.
Comfortable working with various support resources in R&D, Quality and Planning.
Action oriented individual who focuses on safety, housekeeping and improving productivity each month.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
10+ years of operations experience, 5 +years management experience in the food industry
Education- Four Year Degree – Engineering Degree preferred but not required
OSHA, HACCP, GMP trained, Lean manufacturing experience within a faced paced production environment
Strong proficiency with infrastructure and process requirements throughout the supply chain
Experience with scaling businesses with exacting customer standards