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Vice President of Operations

Company: FuFeng USA inc.
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Vice President of Operations Full Time Senior Management Grand Forks, ND, US 30+ days ago Requisition ID: 1008 Company Overview Fufeng USA Incorporated is a subsidiary of Fufeng Group Limited; a global leading bio-fermentation company that manufactures products for the fast-growing animal nutrition, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, health & wellness, personal care, and oil & gas industries. Founded in 1999, Fufeng Group now has over 15,000 employees globally and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of monosodium glutamate, Xanthan Gum, and Amino Acid.Job SummaryThe Vice President of Operations will provide leadership by overseeing and coordinating all of the facility functional departments to deliver both the short and long-term goals of Fufeng USA's new manufacturing plant. They will achieve these goals while ensuring the facility is operating safely, with high quality, and in an ethical and highly regulatory compliant manner. The Vice President of Operations will deploy human, capital, and technical resources effectively in a productive, cost-effective manner empowering the workforce to drive continued improved results. This individual will be the key point of contact to local government and the community representing a 200+ workforce. This plant is starting construction in 2022 with an expected completion of late 2024.Primary Duties and Responsibilities -

  • Provides leadership to key stakeholders to ensure the facility is operating to the highest standards of safety, quality, GMP, regulatory, environmental, cost-control, continuous improvement, reliability, and order fulfillment. -
  • Plans, organizes, and -oversees the manufacture of products so they are produced to the highest standards meeting our customer's expectations and are delivered on time.
  • Leads a complex organization of over 233 employees consisting of Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Finance, EHS, and Quality. Seven direct reports and two indirect reports.
  • As a member of the U.S. executive team; partners with peers in Finance, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, and Supply Chain to deliver the overall goals of the business. Key liaison and representative between Manufacturing and the U.S. executive team.
  • Ensures all regulatory and legal requirements are met all of the time.
  • Develops all of the standard operating procedures and management systems for the site with collaborative input from the team. Ensures the staff is trained and maintains strict compliance so the plant operates in a consistent and reliable manner.
  • Drive initiatives that minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital. -
  • Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules.
  • Maintain skills by keeping up-to-date with latest production and production management concepts.
  • Drives continuous improvement in all activities and believes in and supports Lean Six Sigma principles.
  • Accurately budgets and provide forecasts on the plant's production and expected performance and then sets up the management structure and tracking to meet those budgets and forecasts.
  • Oversees and participates in the recruitment, hiring, and training of manufacturing employees. -
  • Anticipates the future needs of the facility and develops training plans to ensure needs are met on time.
  • Leads a diverse workforce by building a culture of mutual respect, teamwork, and professionalism, demonstrating active support of the Company's values and policies.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. -Education/Experience/Competencies for Success
    • Bachelor / Master degree in chemical / mechanical / process engineering or equivalent experience with a strong technical affinity.
    • 12+ years in Manufacturing Management with recent experience in start-up and midsize manufacturing companies leading an organization of 75+ people.
    • Working knowledge of ERP and MRP business systems.
    • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Quality Management Systems.
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer skills.
    • Competitive with a strong drive for delivering results.
    • Good strategic thinking and strong negotiating skills.
    • Comfortable operating in an environment of ambiguity.
    • Strong observation, analytical, numerical reasoning, business acumen and leadership skills.
    • Ability to adapt to fast-paced, high pressure and changing environments.
    • Challenges the status quo and creative in solving problems.
    • Exceptional communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills.
    • Ability to succeed in a team environment and deliver/receive constructive feedback.
    • Ability to influence others even where there is not direct line of authority.
    • Enjoys managing and developing others and can foster positive relationships both with, and between team members.
    • Comfortable being a public figure in the local community and speaking in front of groups.

Keywords: FuFeng USA inc., Grand Forks , Vice President of Operations, Executive , Grand Forks, North Dakota

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