Vice President of Operations - Commodity Food Production


Frankenmuth, MI

11 - 15 years

Posted 209 days ago

  by    Cindy Rogers

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The Vice President of Operations is responsible for establishing and implementing strategic and tactical manufacturing and engineering plans designed to increase operations performance. This position is responsible for all factory operating performance, product quality, employee safety, capital improvements and environmental compliance. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, exhibit exceptional leadership, a strong financial background, and have impeccable communication & manufacturing operations skills.


Primary Responsibilities:

?        Factory operating performance, product quality, employee safety and environmental compliance.

?        Management of the corporate Engineering, Environmental and Quality departments.

?        Ensure adherence to Company procedures, policies, and systems.

?        Develop the job performance standards and goals for all Factory Managers to achieve the organization?s sales goals.

?        Provide annual Performance Reviews.

?        Assists in the development and implementation of ?best practices? processes across all manufacturing and engineering operations to ensure world-class proficiency.

?        Liaise with the Packaging & Warehouse, and Agricultural departments, and all supports functions to build a team environment between the functional areas.

?        Help solve problems that affect customer expectations, efficiency, and productivity of the Company.

?        Analyze and summarize data on all facets of the forecast versus actual performance, and make appropriate adjustments and recommendations.


Position Qualifications:


?        Bachelors Degree in Engineering, or a related field. Master degreepreferred.

?        10-15years of management experience in the sugar industry or commodity processing industry.

?        Experience working with collective bargaining agreements.

?        Ability to utilize spreadsheets to collect, manipulate, and present data.

?        Experience in understanding complex material.

?        Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and understandable manner.

?        Listen attentively to others, and provide instructions to stakeholders.

?        Ability to manage diverse operations spanning multiple manufacturing locations.


Key Competencies:

?        Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

?        Ability to maintain composure and perform in an environment wherein things sometimes go wrong.

?        Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

?        Excellent communication, organizational, motivating, and planning skills.

?        A passion for leading others.