With a rich history as a premiere supplier to the automotive industry, this fourth generation, family-owned business is poised for new growth. Dominating market share with several OEMs for over 80-years, they have been customer-centric, agile, and dedicated to operational excellence. Their proprietary materials are developed and manufactured over four locations in two states. An award-winning culture, recognized internationally by the automotive industry as an innovative solutions provider saving their customers time and money.
The Vice President of Operations is responsible for leading multi-site manufacturing as well as planning and implementing strategy in support of the corporate goals and objectives. The culture of our client’s company is focused on getting things done and treating others with respect while promoting a positive work environment. Our client is seeking a strategic, hands-on, relationship driven operations leader with strong high volume manufacturing experience. This position will work closely with other members of the leadership team across the business.
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and has five (5) direct reports.
The Vice President of Operations will bring technical and strategic vision to the leadership team and while having a “roll-up-your-sleeves” work ethic to aid in the development and elevation of the team’s overall performance. This will require superlative people skills, commitment, and the ability to wear multiple hats. The Vice President of Operations will be diligent in assessing the current processes and procedures while implementing programs to improve quality, production speed, accountability, and efficiency by leveraging agile methodology, lean manufacturing, and data-driven business systems. They will be responsible for driving a cohesive culture of safety, quality, continuous improvement, collaborative problem solving, and accountability. This position will help to coach and mentor a technical team to maximize everyone’s potential within the organization. With an extraordinary focus on the customer, this position is accountable for managing metrics, service, inventory management and safety.
Leadership and Management:
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
The Vice President of Operations will plan, direct, execute, and oversee multi-site operations activities in the organization, ensuring the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet the current and future needs of the organization.