Vice President Operations

Cincinnati, Ohio Permanent USD200,000 - USD250,000 per year
  • Reporting to the CEO driving manufacturing excellence
  • Growing company through organic and acquisitions

About Our Client

Our client for the Vice President of Operations opportunity is a provider of manufacturing and supply chain/services solutions. This client services many of the world's largest and most recognized brands for a variety of products including but not limited to, food and beverage, cleaning products, coatings, lubricants, personal care, and many more. This is organization is in high growth mode and continues to grow through organic and inorganic growth.

The Vice President of Operations will be responsible for the overall performance of 5 manufacturing plants and report to the CEO. This person will drive overall financial performance, operational excellence, and continuous improvement, program management and health and safety (EHS) and the overall strategic direction and roadmap creating scalable and sustainable processes and systems. The Vice President of Operations will work day to day with the Director of Operations and Plant Managers and their supporting cast to drive daily improvements, however will be looking at the overall greater picture from an overall corporate level driving process improvement. This person will further develop and implement the company operating system as well as ensure newly acquired companies are integrated in a timely and efficient manner.

Job Description

  • Oversee multi plant operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, customer satisfaction and cost-effective management of resources managing a team high performing operations leaders and personal
  • Establish and implement safety programs in line with company values and policies.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the business to achieve the budgeted operating profit and working capital targets, looking at the overall operating systems and efficiencies
  • Streamline and improve the KPI (Key Performance Indicators) system focusing on leading indicators
  • Develop a plan for the next generation capabilities while recognizing the commercial opportunities aligning to the company's strategic plan
  • Work with Plant Managers and the Director of Operations to executive and deliver strategic goals and operational excellence
  • Lead the improvement and adherence to the Operating Model to ensure standards are being met within the sites and from a corporate level
  • Review monthly financial pack to determine progress and status in obtaining objectives and revise plans as necessary in accordance with current conditions to meet the overall objectives.
  • Ensure adequate resources (personnel, materials, equipment and training) are provided to meet the company objectives.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to employees.
  • Promote and institutionalize the Continuous Improvement department through Kaizen to reach and empower team members to solve challenges collectively
  • Partner with the New Business Leader to ensure industrialization of new business and developing a plan for future business growth
  • Develop and implement with your team a strategy to ensure corporate EHS, Quality and Sustainability systems are deployed
  • Adhere to all Environmental, Health, Safety, Security Requirements covered under Local State and Federal Regulations.
  • Follow all RC14001 guiding principles, policies, procedures, and other requirements.
  • Work with CEO on due diligence of acquisition targets
  • Develop and implement a three-year plan in line with the company objectives and to promote revenue, profitability, and growth as an organization.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations or related
  • 15 plus years of experience in engineering, operations, and manufacturing
  • 5 years of sr. leadership experience in operations and plant management with responsibility over multiple locations
  • Proven experience driving CI - Continuous Improvement, standardization, EHS, and sustainability from a corporate level
  • Prior experience integrating acquired manufacturing sites
  • Exceptional presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • High energy, teamwork, and passion for development team members
  • High sense of urgency and able to manage multi initiatives at a given time
  • Ability to influence and work cross functionally with multi groups and leaders

What's on Offer

Competitive base salary $225,000 - $250,000, bonus 40%, profit sharing, company car allowance, vacation, full benefits, 401K, profit sharing, holidays. Working with a fast paced and growing company with upward mobility.

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