Vice President of Operations


Vice President of Operations

Department:  Operations


Job Description:

The Vice President of Operations develops processes, systems, and targets to achieve and support Company sales and business development.   The Vice President of Operations  directs  and  manages  all  plant  manufacturing  operations  in a  multi-shift single site manufacturing team with overall responsibilities for production, quality and other production-related activities. The individual in this role ensures increasing levels of customer  and employee satisfaction while improving the efficiency of manpower and materials. The  Vice  President  of Operations  must be focused  on setting  goals and objectives with  a  group  of functional  managers  and  supervisors  to  achieve  a  high standard of quality and delivery. This leader must work as part of a leadership team and be capable of contributing meaningful insight to the overall strategic development of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain relationships with  customers and  vendors, forecast  demand,  resolve problem areas and ensure technical and quality support
  • Plan, develop  and  implement  operational  policies  and  goals  to  ensure  the organization operates at peak productivity and profitability
  • Work on product development with the Director of Engineering for new business, product trials, projects and installations
  • Work closely  with  Sales  and  Business  Development  to  coordinate  realistic production forecasts
  • Work with the Vice President of Human Resources on  labor relations .issues, Health & Safety, OSHA Compliance  and company  activities
  • Determine plans and prioritize programs or operations based on projected sales demand
  • Support  policy   deployment    in  the   areas   of  Lean    Manufacturing    techniques, quality,     cost    reduction,      complete    and   on-time     delivery,      safety,     customer satisfaction,    employee  relations,    visual  controls  and plant  performance    measures
  • Direct and  manage   plant  operations   for  production,    maintenance,   and  shipping and receiving
  • Develop  standards  to track progress
  • Coordinate  plant  activities  through  the  planning  with  departmental   managers   to ensure  that  all  manufacturing   objectives   are  accomplished   in a timely  and  cost effective  manner
  • Coordinate  plant  activities  with  the  materials   department   to ensure  that  the total manufacturing     objectives    are   accomplished     in   a  timely    and   cost   effective manner
  • Coordinate  activities   with  the   management    team   to  implement     cost  effective systems   of control  over  capital,   operating   expenditures,    manpower,   wages  and salaries
  • Develop and  implement   manufacturing    methods,    process  improvement   programs and  procedures   that  will  improve   production   and  machining   capacity   to  handle customer   demands
  • Develop  and control  profits,  plans,  and budget
  • Establish  and   monitor   overall   plant   performance      for   production     and   quality standards
  • Control  and minimize  labor  overtime,   and  repair expenses
  • Maintain existing  plant  facilities  and  equipment;    replace,  or make  adjustments   to plant facilities  and equipment  when  necessary
  • Provide  leadership   and training  to accomplish  the company  goals and objectives
  • Provide  leadership    for  employee    relations   through    effective   communications, coaching,    training,   and development
  • Provide  leadership    for  problem   resolution    to  facilitate    fast   improvements    and improved  working  relationships
  • Manage material    requirements   to  increase  inventory  turns  and  reduce  levels  on hand
  • Ensure compliance   with  company   standards   for  cost  control,    waste   reduction, quality,   OSHA,   safety,  and complete  and on-time  delivery  within   cost objectives
  • Balance  work cell  capacity/loading   across  the plant
  • Manage  compliance   with state and federal  regulations   relative   to operations
  • Provide  technical     guidance     in    plant    operations,      inventory     management, production   scheduling,    and preventive  maintenance
  • Incorporate  shop floor organization   and plant cleanliness  among  plant  personnel
  • Ensure production  and support  staff  have established   and achieve  milestones   of the  gate   review  process.


  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  related  field  with  a  minimum  10   years  of experience in a manufacturing environment,  including   high precision,  high-tech machining environments
  • 1 O+years  of experience working with ISO 9000/Quality  Systems
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a 6-9 month time span
  • Excellent interpersonal  and communication skills(oral   and written)
  • Excellent project and program management skills
  • Computer proficient,  experience with SAP a plus
  • Exposure with managing a non-union environment
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements
  • Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required
  • Solid analytical  skills

Job Requirements:

  • Strong ethics,  integrity  and leadership qualities that inspire trust and confidence
  • Proven track record of mentoring,  motivating and developing a capable team
  • Demonstrated ability to establish efficient and effective departmental operating processes and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and manage well  at all levels  of the company
  • A team player comfortable working in collaboration with a strong cross functional leadership team
  • Strong  motivation   and   demonstrated   ability   for   process   and   production improvements
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and respond effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent detail,  organizational,  and problem solving  skills.
  • Aptitude for quantitative analysis,   strategic thinking and tactical execution.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Experience  establishing effective  programs that  result in increased production efficiencies.
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575 E. Big Beaver Rd. Suite 150
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