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Vice President Operations - Dairy Category

Dayton, OH

Post Date: 08/17/2017 Job ID: 7790 Discipline: Operations - Manufacturing Industry: Dairy

Company

Our client, a processor of premium dairy products, is looking for a VP of Operations to add to their team. This person will be responsible for a single plant operations including R&D, Sanitation, Quality, Maintenance, Production, etc. Operations will establish and carry out the program of the company's production and warehouse groups, including all activities from the acquisition of raw materials and supplies through and including final packaging and shipping of finished product.

Your role with the Company

Serve as a member of the company's senior manager team and take an active role in establishment of the overall company strategy and strategic plan

Establish an organization to carry out the direct supervision of plant operations and take full responsibility for the activities of all plant management to accomplish the Company operations strategy

Oversee the R&D function and lead key projects including new product development to support business goals

Assure coordination between warehouses, sales, customer service and traffic in getting timely movement of product to our customers

Participate in development of product quality specifications and coordinate with corporate quality assurance to assure compliance

Key driver of Peak manufacturing efforts, including current customer contacts, potential new customer contacts, cost assessments, capital plans to support and negotiating contracts

Administer direct and overhead budgets  

Communicate with the board on anticipated variances

Liaison with sales, customer service, finance/administration, quality assurance and human resources with the parent company

Coordinate the long range/strategic goals of the company as they relate to operations by development of plant operating plans to support the company sales plan and development of a capital plan sufficient to support the company long-range/strategic program

Identify and manage resources for product/process improvement projects

Provide leadership to the operations workforce planning effort to assure people are trained and available to support the long term company plan

Assure the objectivity and integrity of employees, including strict compliance with all rules and regulations and policies under which the company operates

Implement cost efficiency programs (Process Improvement/Lean Manufacturing) to assure company continues as a low cost producer

Background Profile

Bachelor's in Operations Management or related business field

10+ years of Sr operations leadership experience in a food or beverage manufacturing/processing environment

Progressive management and leadership experience with ten plus years in an upper level management role

Experience in management and direction of multiple managers

Dairy experience is a plus but not required

Community Information

Dayton, OH area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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