VP of Operations

Full time
  • Whippany, NJ
  • Post Date : July 7, 2021
  • Salary 190000k/year - 190000k/year
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Job Description

The Company

  • The company is a dynamic aerospace company that designs and manufactures electromechanical actuators and control electronics for commercial and military applications.
  • Recognized as experts in the industry for over 70 years, the company is a fully integrated manufacturing company which takes responsibility for the success of business and act quickly to implement new ideas and projects to ensure company growth.
  • Seeking a dynamic, results driven, experienced operations leader with a solid track record to become the new VP of Operations.

The Benefits

  • Traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and High Deductible Medical Plan Options, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Supplemental Life, AD&D & Long-Term Disability Benefit Options
  • Supplementary Accident, Hospital Indemnity and Critical Illness Insurance Options
  • Health Care Flexible Spending, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Plan with Automatic Enrollment and Immediate Eligibility for Matching Contributions
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Onsite Work Out Room, Cafeteria, and a Tobacco-Free Campus


The Role

  • Profitably grow the business and achieve quarterly and annual Operational and Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) goals.
  • Drive a culture of accountability and results through effective performance management.
  • Achieve world class on-time delivery and quality performance to our customer base.
  • Lead a team of 6 direct reports and approximately 110 indirect reports.
  • Develop and manage operating and capital budgets to achieve annual EBITDA goals.
  • Implement productivity projects to continually reduce overall costs and optimize working capital.
  • Manage workforce requirements, temporary labor, and overtime to maximize labor efficiencies.
  • Refine and execute processes to efficiently introduce new products into production.
  • Mentor and manage direct staff and oversee talent development initiatives.

The Background Profile

  • Authorization to Work in the United States
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Technical or Business Discipline; MBA highly preferred
  • 10+ years of leadership positions in manufacturing operations with budgetary and P&L responsibility (e.g. Business Unit Manager or Plant Manager)
  • Experience in high complexity, low volume, high-mix aerospace and defense operations
  • Demonstrated success in strategic efforts to drive consistent productivity gains
  • Ability to balance long term manufacturing strategy and day-to-day execution


The Ideal Profile

  • Leadership experience in a union environment
  • Bias for action and ability to spontaneously recognize problems and opportunities
  • Ability to drive problem resolution and follow through to completions
  • Results oriented and drives to achieve both short and long-term goals
  • Customer focused and driven to meet the needs of both internal and external customers
  • A “hands-on” leader with the ability to successfully interface on the shop floor, senior leadership, and customers
  • Ability to develop a strong network of relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) professionally to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies
  • High degree of professionalism, detail orientation, high productivity, flexibility, and enthusiasm


The Compensation

  • Base Salary up to $190K Commensurate with Experience, 20% Bonus Potential & 7-Digit Stock Options

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