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Vice President, Manufacturing & Strategic Development


Project #: 5625
Job Title: Vice President, Manufacturing & Strategic Development
Industry:Food production
Salary Range:Depends of Experience (competitive base + incentives)
Benefits: Benefits Included 
Location:Fraser Valley or Okanagan Valley
Recruiter:Alessia Pagliaroli
Email:alessiapagliaroli@goldbeck.com

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Our client is one of the biggest producers of flour and cereal products in North America. They have built their outstanding reputation based on exceptional quality and customer service. Due to the internal succession planning, they are currently in need of a Vice President, Manufacturing and Strategic Development, who will work closely with the senior leadership team to develop effective manufacturing operations and business development strategies. The incumbent will lead manufacturing, logistics, sourcing strategies in order to improve domestic and export distribution.

The ideal candidate is someone with food production experience(mandatory), a strong business acumen, in-depth knowledge of food manufacturing practices, and exceptional leadership skills. Previous experience with ingredients purchasing an asset.

We are looking for someone with the ability to find innovative solutions to improve the overall business and foster organic growth. This individual will look at the opportunity to take on a President role within 3-5 years.

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement manufacturing strategies to develop the business, based on company plans and customer needs.
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Operations to ensure manufacturing capabilities meet/exceed growth demands, product quality, material usage, reduced cost, on-time delivery and safety compliance.
  • Support the VP Operations with the development and management of forecasting and operational PL, including cost/margin analysis, raw and finished materials and inventory budgeting and planning.
  • Prepare contract tenders and review contracts.
  • Support with Senior Leadership Team to implement operational performance management (including KPIs).
  • Analyze financial statements and activity reports and create/execute policies and programs.
  • Create production tracking and quality control systems and analyze productions to identify problems and suggest processing and staffing requirements.
  • Evaluate and select technology to increase efficiency and optimization.
  • Provide leadership in all manufacturing and process validation activities.
  • Oversee preparation and management of complex GMP manufacturing facility development plans, manufacturing objectives, KPIs, budgeting and long-term planning.
  • Accountable for the supply chain function of the company and work closely with all the departments of the company (manufacturing, marketing, sales, purchasing and finance).

  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management or related disciplines.
  • 10+ years of experience in manufacturing, maintenance, facilities and inventory control.
  • 5+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing Practices.
  • Understanding of established policies, procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Knowledge of global procurement and supply chain strategies.
  • Possess a high level of business maturity, problem solving capabilities and sound judgement.
  • Strong business acumen, with a demonstrated ability to connect and clarify his/her impact on overall business plans, financial performance, objectives and strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer software applications, with proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Proven success leading multidisciplinary teams. • Possess strong analytical abilities and the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.

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