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VP of Operations

Company: Wholesaling, St Paul, MN
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Summary: The Vice President of Operations is responsible for leading the operations of a multi-site wholesale distribution company specializing in the Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and Waterworks businesses. In this role, you will provide direct leadership to supply chain management, logistics, transportation, fleet and warehouse operations. This role requires the analysis of broad and complex issues and the formulation of executable strategies to ensure that we are delivering to our customers in the most efficient and effective manner. The qualified candidate will be an integral member of the executive leadership team and a key sponsor of annual strategic objectives, reporting directly to the COO. S/he will also be responsible for acquisition and business integration strategies and execution. As a leader, standard work includes mentoring, inspiring, and coaching at multiple levels of the organization.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: Strategic planning and execution of initiatives to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency throughout the company’s branch operations Leverage best practices across the organization Manage logistics and outbound transportation processes and negotiate parcel freight programs. Implement improved processes and management methods to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization, within individual warehouses and across multiple warehouses. Interact regularly with the executive team and individual department heads to ensure that the company’s operational priorities are aligned with overall company direction. Participate in vendor negotiations, both with product vendors and indirect spend vendors, to ensure relevance and cost efficiency. Provide direct oversight for the corporate shared services of Purchasing, Logistics and Transportation. Responsible for budgeting, analysis and reporting to the executive leadership team to evaluate operating results in terms of cost, budget, operating policies, trends, increased profit (or decreased expense) opportunities. Fosters a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus, and service while driving individual accountability and integrity. Analyzes current and future trends in the distribution industry and accurately assesses functional responsibilities, competitive strengths, and vulnerabilities to maintain a competitive position within the industry. Creates and manages a department structure, operating standards, and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving needs from both our internal and external customers. Manages employee performance by establishing clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against goals, ensuring timely feedback, and addressing performance challenges in a prompt and professional manner. Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control, internal auditing, and proper insurance coverage. Leads the continuous improvement of the customer experience through programs and initiatives to reduce errors, provide on-time delivery, and exceed customer quality expectations. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: Bachelor Degree in Business, Finance, or a related field 7-10 Years’ experience providing operational leadership; managing complex business situations; operations; product knowledge; finance Must have strong business knowledge and experience, with the ability to provide reports and analysis of financial and operational position to forecast, develop and implement strategic plans within the context of the larger picture. Knowledge of principles and practices of management, financial analysis, project management, and personnel management. Skilled in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating a wide variety of activities; developing implementing and communicating policies and procedures for a large organization; analyzing data, making sound recommendations and adopting effective causes of action, working tactfully with all levels of the organization. Previous accountability for departmental/company P&L with demonstrated experience in profitability management. Adaptable and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving work environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions. MBA Preferred

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