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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:54 PM

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Job Description
Were seeking a highly driven Vice President of Manufacturing to lead our Dear North Manufacturing and Operation. In this senior hands:on position, you will be responsible for all aspects of plant operations, overseeing resource and strategic planning, and supply chain management. On the leadership side you will focus your efforts on hiring, training, coaching, development, feedback, and setting expectations within your team. With customer satisfaction as the primary motivator for increased sales, you will develop operational plans, using data from Sales and Customer data to identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.

This VP of
Manufacturing/Operations will report to the Dear North President and will lead all aspects of the Dear North operation, more specifically, capital budgets, product cost and margin responsibility, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics,
maintenance/engineering, quality control, procurement and customer service.

:15+ years of proven success in an operations management role, preference given to experience in the food industry
:Must have an in:depth knowledge of production systems and processes necessary for contributing to the manufacturability of new and/or redesigned product offerings
:Must be able to prepare and manage capital expenditures for new technology and equipment expenditures
:Must be able to manage the costing and budgeting process in a manufacturing environment
:The ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget, and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness
:Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; willing to roll up their sleeves, able to act and react when necessary, even if limited information is available. This is a hands:on management role. Able to overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary
:Intellectually curious. Uses data to solve problems, investigate solutions, make decisions and drive results
:High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. Is authentic and transparent Exhibits patience, compassion and does the right thing
:Bachelors degree in a related field required

:In:depth knowledge of food manufacturing and production cooking systems
:Demonstrated success in a start:up or significant expansion at plant level preferred
:Natural products company experience desirable.
:Experience with implementing continuous improvement programs employing lean practices
:Experience with manufacturing specifications and certifications necessary for top tier national retailers

:In:depth knowledge of food manufacturing and production cooking systems
:Demonstrated success in a start:up or significant expansion at plant level preferred
:Experience with implementing continuous improvement programs employing lean practice
:Experience developing and maintaining company records relating to process work flows, recipes, equipment maintenance, USDA, OSHA, FDA, and other regulatory organizations
:Thorough understanding of HACCP, GFSI programs/audit schemes (BRC/SQF)
:High energy and strong team orientation
:Strong communication skills in written and verbal form
:A capability to view decisions from a strategic point of view
:Prior exposure and use of management information tools such as an ERP
:Strong analytical and problem solving skills
:Clear understanding of flow of operations in manufacturing
:Clear understanding of top tier retailer fulfillment processes
:25 Travel Required

If you think you are our ideal candidate, please your cover letter, resume/CV and salary requirements to with subject heading VP of Manufacturing and Operations.

Company Description:/h3:
Dear North,

We are Dear North, a start:up company whose owne


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