Vice President Operations

Job Description

We are looking for talented and experienced Vice President of Operations or similar senior Operational Leadership Titles, who are looking for a place to call home.  The company is one of the leaders in Engineered and Built to order products, low volume, high product mix for global markets.  This entrepreneurial work environment promotes new ideas, innovation and technology to drive the leading products in the industry.  The Vice President of Operations we are seeking will specifically need to have experience in the Engineered and Built to order industry manufacturing specialized equipment, trucks, military vehicles, specialized transportation equipment, construction equipment, busses, or industrial equipment with expertise in low volume, engineered to order products. 

The Vice President of Operations will lead a talented and experienced team of Professionals in all operations and some commercial departments with P&L Responsibility.


The Vice President of Operations  will  be responsible for improving all areas of the business through direction and leadership of all departments and managers who report into them.


This will include improving all areas of  the operation through automation, lean manufacturing concepts, continual training and people development.  This will include the Engineering Team, Production Team, Technical managers and other business managers to build bench strength and give the team opportunities to move up in the organization by demonstrating their performance.


The Vice President of Operations Job will be responsible for creating innovative processes and technology to double the throughput of the plant, improve product quality, EBIDTA, utilization of technology and process improvements and optimize the effectiveness of all team members. The goal is to make certain that by the time the project is released to the production floor for assembly and building the products, there will be no issues with design flaws, fit, form or function of components so products move smoothly from ideation to finished products ready to be shipped to customers.


The Vice President of Operations Job will be responsible for working with the technical team implementing the ERP system to ensure all departmental Staff are trained and actively using the tools in the ERP system to track and access data for analysis and make effective improvements based on data and metrics.


The Vice President of Operations job will be involved with high level customer contact from inception, to product drawings/designs for approval, work with supply chain to set up suppliers of components for the final build and work on the manufacturing floor daily with all direct reports to ensure the build process is robust and flawless as can be achieved.



  • Technical Degree Mandatory, MBA Desirable, with 10 + years of Operations Leadership with P&L Responsibility for the full business.
  • Expertise in design and build to order, low volume, high product mix, complex products for large scale systems, including  many parts and assemblies
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing Concepts utilization and implementation.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, educating and developing progressive teams of leaders.
  • Experience with ERP Systems, preferably cloud based.
  • Demonstrated experience managing fast growing business through organic and external growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrated growth through promotion from the manufacturing floor to a business leader with measurable results.


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