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Company: ExecuNet
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Company: Packaged Goods / Food / Beverage, Downers Grove, IL Remarks: The VP Operations is a key member of the Product Supply leadership team, reporting to the Chief Operating and Transformation Officer for GPN.--This position is a strategic leader across manufacturing, procurement, environmental health and safety, engineering, and business development of the North American operations and is responsible for ensuring the company's day-to-day operational activities run smoothly and effectively across 3 internal manufacturing plants and 40 third party co-packers.--This position requires the analysis of broad and complex issues and the formulation of strategies to ensure that deadlines for product delivery to customers are met in a cost effective manner.

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  • Participates in developing and implementing a strategic operating plan that supports the organization's vision and goals as well as long-term operations strategy across North America.
  • Oversees the functions of operations: manufacturing, procurement, environmental health and safety, engineering and business development through continuous improvement, and operational excellence.
  • Analyzes revenue, profit and cash flow opportunities for the business and recommends actions to maximize efficiencies and operational partnership with other functions.
  • Promotes the GPN values including customer focus and high service levels.
  • Develops and manages a department structure, operating standards and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving business needs.
  • Serves as a leader and role model and creates working environments where employees are equipped and driven to excel.--Select, develop and motivate team members and ensure proper bench strength.
  • Develop long term Global raw material supply strategy and manage relationships with key suppliers.
  • Responsible for management of full COGS spend and associated productivity platforms and programs
  • Ensure compliance with applicable corporate safety risk management objectives as well as regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee and leverage co-man footprint and partnerships to ensure the most efficient and effective operating model is utilized.
  • Assists with acquisition due diligence and integration activities
  • Responsible for oversight and execution of all NPD (New Product Development) Minimum
    Graduate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Operations Management, Engineering, Business, or related field; MBA a plus
    Operations Management, Engineering, Business, or related field

    Experience
    Enter minimum/maximum using the drop down menus below - any other experience can be entered as open text

    Years Of Experience

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    Maximum Years of Experience

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    15

    10

    20+

    In operations

    Must have senior management experience managing multiple departments and leading high performing teams
    Prefer experience in Food, dietary supplement, CPG industry
    Other Experience
    • Ability to travel as necessary to support current and future growth
    • Knowledge of the position
    • Technical knowledge: Manufacturing, Procurement, Engineering, Operations, Quality
    • Must have experience and general understanding of manufacturing operations, procurement, engineering, and business development
    • Strong project management and continuous improvement
    • Solid financial acumen including P&L responsibility, inventory, costs and margin
    • Solid understanding of KPI Management: quality, cost , service & delivery
    • Skills of the position
    • Skilled in planning, organizing and directing a wide variety of activities
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures and standard ways of working
    • Exceptional analytical skills; detail oriented and well organized
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to facilitate meetings and write technically oriented documents
    • Agile and able to lead others through change.
    • Collaborative leader that influences effectively across functions and is able to align stake holders in matrixed global organization
    • Abilities for the position
    • Track record of building strong working relationships internally and externally
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and influence highly effective teams to get the most of the team, effectively assessing and upgrading talent.
    • Develop an atmosphere where people work together in a fast paced environment to drive for outstanding results
    • Proven ability to manage key supplier relationships
    • Ability to self-manage and perform with a high level of competence and understanding of the subject matter at hand
    • Capable of managing cross functional teams to deliver results
    • Requires drive and a "can do" attitude along with a strategic mindset
    • Ability to conceptualize and execute deadline driven projects with strong bias for action and ability to prioritize multiple and competing projects Dealing with Ambiguity- can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

      Building Effective Teams-creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team. Manages talent pipeline, creates high performing teams and leverages diversity and inclusion.

      Solution Orientation-Develops new and unique ideas and approaches to problem solving; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

      Direction Setting-Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretch objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.
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