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VP of USA Operations

Company: Computer Peripherals Related, Huntsville, AL
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Company global operating companies is seeking a VP Operations to drive excellence in (3) manufacturing locations in the USA with a primary focus in Huntsville, AL but also smaller operations located in Austin, TX and Goleta, CA. Key areas of focus will be in Quality, On-Time Delivery, Inventory Management, Productivity, and improved talent management of the team. This role has ultimate responsibility for the manufacturing of our electronic boards and ruggedized systems serving Aerospace & Defense as well as commercial/industrial applications globally. This key role in the Company organization has significant responsibility, visibility and growth opportunity within operations and throughout the Abaco business moving forward with a successful track record. RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Chief Operating Office (Solid Line) Peers: Director of Quality, Director of Global Engineering, Director of Program Management, Director of Global Supply Chain, and the Managing Director of UK Operations – all reporting into the COO. Interacts with: Global Company Site Personnel, Abaco Corporate leadership team, PE Ownership (Veritas Capital) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: · Focuses particular attention on the operations functions, leading the organization to strive for world-class status in the Quality, Delivery and Cost areas; analyzes Company production capabilities and, as necessary, redefines goals and objectives to improve quality, efficiency, on-time delivery and plant profitability. · Manages annual business plan and strategy that meets both the financial “top line” and “bottom line” objectives consistent with the strategic initiatives of Company. · Leads Company operations teams in the implementation of lean/continuous improvement methods (and building the culture) while continually looking for opportunities to instill the core values of Abaco through the use of lean/CI tools. · Will assist in leading the review of acquisition targets and related implementation and integration of businesses into Company. · Ensures that the organization maintains its customer focus through its various customer service and sales support activities. Directs the organization so that alignment exists between the commercial and operations functions of the business so that the customer is properly serviced. · Provides fresh, purposeful leadership and team building skills that will “unlock the energy” of the business, resulting in a proactive, team focused environment that becomes the catalyst for maximizing the potential of the business. · Develops a culture of “pride and ownership” among all associates while being able to identify human resource weaknesses and improve upon them. · Responsible for the interface between the company and the surrounding community. · Leverage best sourcing practices & lead cross-site savings projects, monitoring progress and driving implementation · Develop guidelines for best practices and standard processes and implement across all Abaco sites in alignment with company strategies to drive/deliver long term value PERSONAL TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS: · Quality First: Plan & execute accurate, complete, timely and reliable work. Integrity never compromised. Respect for People: Appreciates and leverages diversity in experience, heritage, education, organization level and gender. · Management by Fact: Gathers, analyzes and summarizes data to draw rational, fact-based conclusions. · Blameless: Seeks root-cause solutions and fixes processes rather than finding someone to blame. Teamwork: Collaborative with customers, suppliers & associates at all levels towards mutual objectives. Sense of Urgency: High energy, bias for taking action. Spontaneously recognizes and resolves issues. Customer Focus: Makes customers a primary focus, develops and sustains loyal, productive relationships. Continuous Improvement: Develops and implements creative solutions to systems and processes. Deliver Results: Driven to deliver short and long-term results. Maintains focus on what’s most important. Adapting to Change: Able to effectively adapt an environment of change, uncertainty, and ambiguity. Intellect: Understands the conceptual, strategic, tactical and technical aspects of an issue. Innovative: Generates and implement creative solutions. Challenges current methods and seek alternatives. Entrepreneurial: Belief in one’s ability to take on new and difficult challenges and take risks. Strategic Skills: Gathers, organizes and analyzes data from various perspectives to develop and implement comprehensive action plans that achieve breakthrough results. Tough Minded: Courage and conviction to identify/make difficult decisions swiftly, fairly and with respect for those involved without being directed to do so. Makes or supports correct/unpopular decisions when needed. Maturity: Insight into strengths and weaknesses of self and others. Exhibits and commands attention and respect, maintain self control, conveying confidence and instilling confidence in others Organizational Impact: Establishing, communicating and executing a vision and mobilizing others to share the passion. Positive Influences outside of area of responsibility. Delegates and holds others accountable. TECHNICAL SKILLS / TOOLS: Leads by example Must be self-motivated, results and action oriented. High energy High stress tolerance Open minded Organized/strong time and project management skills Strong Leadership skills. Able to build teams and build consensus. Lean manufacturing experience/ Value Stream mapping and kanban planning, Six Sigma trained; strong process mind set Ability to develop and execute strategic plans Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, facilitation, communication and leadership skills Self-starter and highly motivated Results driven and possess excellent organization, communication (written and oral), and presentation skills Willing to travel up to 30% domestically as required. EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE: · BS/BA Business, Engineering or Operations · MBA preferred but not required · Lean training and experience · Strong ERP experience – prefer SAP or other similar systems · 10+ years in operational roles within a manufacturing company with team management experience · Prefer electronic industry experience, company backgrounds from GE/Danaher/Fortive/Johnson Controls/Flextronics/Jabil or technology industry with strong lean/six sigma/continuous improvement pedigree

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