Position Title:Chief Operating Officer
FLSA: Exempt (Executive)
Date: May 2019
Position Scope: This person will be a member of the Executive Committee and lead a team of approximately 150 people including 4-5 direct reports: Director of Global Supply Chain, Director of Production/Engineering, Director of Regulatory, Director of Quality and potentially the Director of Technology.
Position Summary: We are seeking an outstanding and dynamic Chief Operating Officer who has experience managing business operations including manufacturing, production, supply chain, quality, regulatory and technology. You’ll be joining an organization that already has great brands, strong products, and a solid team. Reporting directly to the President, this position will be responsible for designing and implementing business strategies, plans, and procedures. The Chief Operating Office will establish and update all operational policies and procedures to ensure the Company is efficient and effective in achieving all business goals. The Chief Operating Officer acts as a liaison between the operations management team and the President. We are looking for someone with excellent people skills, who values the importance of maintaining a culture where employees excel and feel valued.
Your track record should include 2-3 roles where you led your team through significant volume growth, improved operating efficiencies, and maintained the highest quality products. In at least one of these roles, you’ll have reported to the CEO/President/owner/founder and transitioned your expertise in helping lead operations for a large consumer products company to leading the operations organization of an entrepreneurial or smaller company.
Develop, implement, execute and analyze business strategies, plans and procedures for operations and supply chain strategy to compliment overall corporate strategic direction, company financial objectives and customer expectations.
Measure and report on operational performance and develop plans to improve relevant key performance indicators. Establish productivity goals and ensure these are being met. Build, provide, and adhere to budgets for each of the functional areas under supervision.Update the executive team on key operational metrics. Ensure all metrics are met.
Develop supplier contract and comprehensive bid process for suppliers and outside contract manufacturers. Assess efficiencies and any risk in supply chain.
Develop and execute SOP’s for various areas including but not limited to: inhouse manufacturing. 3rd party vendor relationships, outside co- packer’s procedure, forecasting and overall fulfillment
Oversee Quality and Regulatory to ensure we are meeting all GMP, FDA and other regulatory requirements. Meet all Safety, Health and Quality Standards. Maintain operations that comply with all Federal and State regulatory agencies and internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Develop and maintain a culture of continuous improvement through innovative and inspirational leadership and full involvement of staff across all levels of the company.Implement and maintain best business practices identifying areas to increase efficiency/margins and reduce costs.
Develop long-term strategic capital plan to support the company’s business strategy and manage capital projects.
Create and execute policies and programs to maximize capacity and ensure highest quality at lowest costs.
Provide innovative and inspirational leadership. Manage conflicting priorities of the operation team.
Functional Leadership and Development:
Attract, manage and retain high caliber talent to ensure bench strength.
Develop cohesive team through leading, teaching and mentoring. Ensure the very best talent is on the team.
Ensure cross functional team is working together to deliver company initiatives.
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