VP Operations : Greater Los Angeles : Full-time

The Vice President of Operations will be responsible for direct to consumer distribution operations including: developing and maintaining warehousing, logistics, quality, procurement, and supply chain departments through the design, development, and implementation of systems, processes, and developing staff.

The Vice President of Operations will be expected to provide leadership that will invoke a culture of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and coordinate the activities of direct to consumer warehouse, operations and logistics.

    • Manage vendor deliveries, quality issues, inventories, lead-times, costs, and non-conformance

    • Oversee Operational responsibilities regarding the review and approval of drawings and changes; implement changes into production procedures and processes.

    • Report on production status with vendors.

    • Establish an organization structure by assigning responsibilities; delegating authority; recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

    • Manage full P&L responsibilities

  • Oversee warehousing and logistics teams.

    • Develop and implement operations financial strategies, including budgets and cost controls.

    • Recommend changes to existing policies necessary to improve the conduct and profitability.

    • Establish quality standards, methods, facilities, policies, and procedures

    • Create and revise systems and procedures

    • Maintains warehousing and logistics staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.

    • Continual improvement of the quality management systems effectiveness through eliminating waste and implementing process improvements.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENT:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Start-up DC operations & Planning (ground-up facility openings)

  • Working in a fast-paced, start-up environment – with a focus on operational efficiency

  • Management experience in D2C fulfillment operations and inventory management

  • Experience in warehousing, logistics, and supply chain

  • Transportation and shipping program management

  • Experience managing other function – e.g. procurement, facilities/maintenance

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to influence others without formal authority

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated creativity and ingenuity in developing successful strategies for business growth

  • Proven track record of consistent top line revenue and profitability growth

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