Jan 17

Chief Operations Officer, Nutritional Supplements / Health Foods

Chief Operations Officer – Nutritional Supplements or Health Foods Industry

Bloomingdale, Il 60108

Salary commensurate with experience.

Relocation is an option for this role.

Key Points:

•           At least 10+ years’ experience in successfully managing multiple FDA dealing with regulatory governed manufacturing facilities.

•           Responsibility for at least 1000 employees and Revenues of $250 million plus.

•           Natural products from a Supplement or Health Food company experience desirable.

•           Non-union leadership experience required.

  • Has experience in lean six sigma with either a black or green belt, or equivalent process experience with a strong technology background.

Summary: Company is seeking a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading a talented management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse individuals. The COO must be a leader who is able to help others at the company to deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality.

Duties:

  • Advising and counseling management in planning; formulating activities and consulting with department leads on how to conduct these activities; supervising the operations and manufacturing department;
  • Ensuring all activities relating to work are completed according to specifications and in compliance with all legal matters;
  • Mediating between conflicting parties; assigning goals for departments and rewarding them once goals are achieved; motivating personnel to give quality service to the company;
  • Following guidelines set by the CEO and the board of directors; as well as providing business plans to maximize growth and profit, among others.
  • Directs activities for manufacturing operations at multi-site locations, supply chain, packaging, processing, receiving warehouse, purchasing, order fulfillment and engineering.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and advanced degree preferred.  Experience with distribution and inventory management required, preferably in a food-related industry.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience in successfully managing multiple FDA governed manufacturing facilities. 
  • Management / Supervisory experience of at least 1000 employees and Revenues of 250 million plus.
  • Natural products experience from a supplement company.
  • Non-union leadership experience required
  • Successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.
  • Has experience in lean six sigma with either a black or a green belt, or equivalent process experience.
  • Supports goals of world-class manufacturing systems.
  • Experience with distribution and inventory management required, preferably in a food-related industry.
  • Must have adaptive agility.
  • Healthy lifestyle a plus.

 

diversity4Candidate Career Interest: Please send your resume as a MS-word (.doc) or PDF attachment along with a short summary for the position of interest:  jeanette@cotledgeassociates.com

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