For over 60 years our client has been operating within the food wholesale and distribution industry as a sales driven organization with a true passion for serving their customers. With a wide selection of food categories and products, they have grown to service over 14,000 customers with over 20,000 SKU’s, in 32 states.
Headquartered in Southeastern, Michigan, our client seeks an experienced and innovative leader that will play an integral part in the rapid growth of the company. This newly created position will be a critical focal point to create continuous improvement to the bottom line. The Senior Vice President of Warehouse Operations will oversee the leadership and ultimate day-to-day operations of multiple warehouse facilities and will be responsible for taking a hands-on role in implementing, optimizing, and standardizing operating processes across the system. The successful candidate must be an innovative and solutions-based thinker, who can back up their work with analytics, and have experience handling a high volume of SKUs with significant turnover. This is a family-based culture, with a strong emphasis on hard work, productivity, communication, and integrity. Candidates must be a take-charge, high-energy leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment and capable of creating and managing operational processes and teams to ensure this organization’s continued success and growth.
This position reports to the President & Chief Operations Officer with five (5) direct reports
The company is seeking a proactive leader with an “own-it mentality” that will play an integral part in the continuous improvement, optimization, and cost management of inventory and warehouse systems. The ideal candidate will be highly strategic, and relationship driven, with experience managing a complex high-volume warehouse distribution facility. The SVP will be passionate about coaching, and training a high performing team, and effective at setting, evaluating and inspiring individual and team goals that develop people and promote an engaged culture. The successful candidate will have a sense of urgency to operations management and will be highly organized, with a strong work ethic. This role will work closely with the SVP of Transportation.
This position will bring a strong voice into the company working closely with the Executive Leadership and Management Team to establish long-range goals, tactical operating objectives, and optimization strategies.
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