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Sr. Operations Director - External

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Operations Director
ExternalThe Sr. Operations Director
external manufacturing is responsible for all the external manufacturing operations for the company. This role manages third party, external contract manufacturers and it has responsibility for establishing and standardizing best practices to be used at contract manufacturers to maximize production efficiency, ensure delivery requirements, and minimize cost.The Sr. Operations Director
external manufacturing will also have the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing, early-stage biotechnology that will positively impact people around the globe.Duties and Responsibilities:Leadership: Has responsibility for managing on-going activities at external manufacturers and serves as the primary point of contact for production activities, as well as engage internal resources to resolve issuesEnsure contract manufacturers adherence to our specifications and written requirements by monitoring and analyzing supplier processes through audits, performance reviews, and collaboration to deliver improvements. Work with the contract manufacturers quality and production teams to ensure that quality programs and production procedures are mutually understood and executedWork closely with quality, regulatory, and product development functions to meet corporate goals, including timelines, for product launchesPerformance management: Develop and maintain all necessary reporting to monitor performance and drive continuous improvementMonitor performance and recommend action plans that ensure production stability, inventory targets, and customer service are achievedBudgeting and planning: Sets goals and KPI for the suppliers in line with the company objectivesPartner with the Product Development and Supply Chain teams to anticipate new capacity needs and collaborate with supplier to identify opportunities of capital investmentsDevelop strategies in partnership with the suppliers and Supply Chain team to assure no interruption in the supply of raw material, pack, or consumable and anticipate any potential interruption in service and develop contingency plansQualifications and Competencies:Master s degree preferred
undergraduate and/or graduate education in Business, Industrial Management, Production Management or related fields requiredBackground in food science, chemistry, biology, or other experience in analytical characterization of bioproducts is preferredMinimum of 10+ years of experience production management, preferably in a Consumer Packaging Goods environment. Technical skills in food production technologies are preferredExperience in leadership of cross-functional teams and fostering teamwork is requiredFamiliarity with new product introduction, management of change, and root cause investigation is beneficialExperience in implementing and maintaining lean manufacturing principles and tools is strongly preferredFlexibility to work alternative hours and/or shifts as needed to support plant operationsProfessional Qualifications:Excellent verbal & written communication skills. Team player, detail-oriented, proactive with a drive to deliver resultsMust demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, excellent project management skillsAbility to develop good working relationships with employees at all levels of the companyStrong organizational, analytical and strategic planning skillsMust be able to work independently and represent the company externallyStrong leadership in cultural change management & managing multiple complex priorities and business connections with direct and indirect stakeholdersOrganized and detail oriented with strong analytical skills and an ability to collect-organize-analyze and disseminate clear and actionable operations modelsStrong communication and presentation skills
Ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and drive actionable working plansPosition Requirements:Willingness to travel > 30% of the year, potentially internationallyComfortable working in a startup environment, embrace entrepreneurship and have enthusiasm for innovationEmphasize personal transparency and accountabilitySelf-motivated with the ability to work independently & with a teamStrong sense of time organization and urgencyAbility to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, across organizational functionsExhibit strong sense of professional and personal integrityInherent curiosity and creativity in solving problems to understand how things workAbility to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive informationVersatility, flexibility and willingness to work enthusiastically within changing prioritiesSelf-motivated, highly organized with demonstrated ability to work multiple projects concurrently**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O Sullivan at kosullivan 178.23KO#LI-KO1

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Chicago , Sr. Operations Director - External, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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