Job Openings: KCO Resource Management

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VP of Operations (Remote)

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VP of Operations (Remote)
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VP of Operations


Position Summary: This is a management role with a company that provides top notch operational execution & support.  The VP of Operations will work with operations and commercialization team members to streamline and manage the operations, supply chain, and co-manufacturer relationships for various entrepreneurial brands in the food/beverage industry.  This is a remote position that requires a self-starter and someone who thrives in a fast-paced collaborative environment.


Job Responsibilities:

·        Help manage partnerships with existing & contract manufacturer relationships, to maintain excellence in service levels and product quality while finding new & efficient ways to lower costs

·        Help manage client supplier relationships

·        Responsible for developing operations strategy, including recommending capital improvements and talent positioning

·        Provide leadership for the supply and demand planning activities to achieve operating cost efficiencies and customer service goals

·        Work to implement supply chain reporting

·        Work cross functionally with all necessary team members  

·        Search for improvement opportunities in all areas of supply chain, warehousing and transportation

·        Find cost effective ways for distribution – work with 3rd party agencies

·        Collaborate when needed with external agencies and other vendor parties


Required Skills/Qualifications:

·        7+ years’ experience with food manufacturing and supply chain experience with a track record of significant accomplishments with companies that have advanced operations and CI programs

·        7+ years’ experience with production, supplier relationships and strong understanding of the commercialization process

·        Proven background with streamlining the supply chain, logistics, fulfillment of a complex system with co manufacturers

·        A process engineering background is helpful

·        Strong leadership and project management skills

·        Previous experience managing an emerging brand

·        Previous experience sourcing machinery for production floor

·        Strong understanding of food safety and R&D

·        History organizing transportation and distribution with co-manufacturers is an absolute must

·        Strong multi-tasker, able to self-direct and redirect when needed

·        Entrepreneurially minded, will need to be able to think on your feet

·        Excellent written and verbal communicator. Able to communicate cross functionally

·        Must be pragmatic and tactical

·        Ability to travel as needed

·        Valid driver’s license





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