Vice President of Operations


Indianapolis IN


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Job ID: EB-6897264523
Category: Consumer Products
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Our client, a stable and growing CPG manufacturer with innovative products, is seeking a Vice President of Operations who will oversee Plant Operations, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing Quality Assurance. This is a great opportunity to lead the company’s mission in the key areas of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Inventory, and employee development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure Operations achieves the business goals of the business, customer expectations, and the safety and welfare of the associates.
  • Manage a world-class, customer-centric team, motivating and leading staff, increasing revenues, driving LEAN manufacturing culture, driving manufacturing strategy, and improving profitability.
  • Assist in the development of refined Safety program enhancements to achieve company objective of zero incidents.
  • Assist in the development of refined Quality program enhancements to achieve company objective of zero internal and external defects.
  • Ensure proper coordination of all people, processes, and materials to achieve company objective of 100% Complete and On-Time delivery.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on long-term manufacturing and capital planning needed to support the business’ mid- and long-term business planning needs.
  • Lead staff by coaching, counseling, motivating and disciplining as needed; plans, monitors and appraises job results.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • BA/BS and 15 – 20 years Senior Manufacturing leadership role within a CPG food manufacturing environment, MBA preferred
  • Experience in a continuous process improvement environment; lean manufacturing implementation a strong plus
  • Comfortable working with a highly complex portfolio mix with several diverse manufacturing technologies.
  • Experience working in FDA regulated industry (Contract manufacturing, CPG food or Nutritional products).
  • Experience with aseptic processes and/or high-speed packaging strongly preferred.

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