We are searching for a VP Operations to provide executive leadership for all operations and supply chain activities in a fast-growing food ingredients business based in Minneapolis with multiple facilities in the US.
Build and deliver a world-class manufacturing operations and supply chain strategy for food ingredients business
Provide leadership to achieve operational excellence and drive success through continuous improvement and procedural compliance. Ensure operational excellence for all aspects of manufacturing operations and position assets to meet demand in market
Review Ingredients manufacturing footprint, capital planning process, growth structure; and implement cost improvement plan
Drive work place safety and continuous improvement on metrics to remove risks on safe work environment
Ensure world class engagement of staff across all operations
Implement best in class procurement processes and implement integrated technology to manage efficiencies
Partner with Quality lead to guarantee food safety and effective, efficient quality assurance throughout the full supply chain
Build and develop a high-performing organization and team with the capabilities needed to deliver manufacturing & supply chain vision and strategy
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Civil or Chemical Engineering with a background in the food ingredients processing industry.
15+ years of progressive production plant management and operations, procurement and supply chain management, and engineering excellence. Startup and expansion experience is an added bonus.
Strategic leadership experience with a track record in developing high performing teams and establishing best in class manufacturing operations and supply chain capabilities across multiple facilities.
Experience utilizing Asset Based Maintenance Concepts to assure Equipment Reliability Maximize OEE.
Strong business acumen with proven experience in budget cost estimating, and fiscal management.
Experience managing suppliers / vendors and contract negotiation.
Ability to work as part of a team, with the capability to manage, communicate, and influence key stakeholders.