Director of Operations/IT
BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY US
We seek a highly skilled and experienced Director of Operations to oversee all aspects of our company's operations to be located in either Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Passaic, or Morris counties. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership and management skills and a strong operations, IT, logistics, and supply chain management background. This person will be integral in starting up light manufacturing and assembly for the US operation of a Swiss parent company.
Important Must Haves:
Strong hands-on role before it ramps up into a day-to-day right hand to the managing director.
Familiarity with making electromechanical machines: solenoids, stainless steel, C++ circuits, automation,
IT experience/knowledge to understand how systems fit together, lead development and automation projects, etc.
Experience managing operations and/or accounting/admin teams on a medium/high level
Strong finance background and experience in managing P&L, especially in COGS/Operational cost optimization.
Experience in implementing/managing at least 2 major systems or IT-related projects.
Exceptional track record developing, implementing and controlling processes across relevant departments.
Prior startup background
The ability to deal with a European parent company.
Operational CFO background
Commercial food equipment background
Exceptional customer management skills
- Develop and implement operational strategies and plans to meet business objectives
- Oversee day-to-day operations to ensure efficiency and productivity
- Manage and optimize supply chain logistics, including procurement, inventory management, and distribution
- Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, suppliers, and customers
- Monitor and analyze key performance indicators to identify areas for improvement
- Develop and manage budgets and financial forecasts
- Hire, train, and manage staff to ensure a high-performing team
- Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations, engineering, supply chain management, or related field
- 8+ years of experience in operations management
- Strong leadership and management skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and supply chain management software
- Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.
Meet Your Recruiter
Craig Wilson, CFSP (Certified Foodservice Professional) has spent a career in business startups, acquisitions, and globalizing commercial and industrial equipment and supplies businesses. His industry credits include President/CEO Rational USA, VP Corporate Development The Middleby Corporation, and NAFEM Board of Directors. Mr. Wilson has owned the commercial foodservice recruiting business of American Recruiters since 1999, and has been the number one producer and number one franchisee since 2001.