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Elevation Capital - Venture Capital & Private Equity is a group of internationally impactful companies spanning consumer packaged goods, hospitality, technology, real estate, non-profit, and venture funding. With team members and markets in the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, this group jointly serves a global vision to create an evolved world where humanity serves our highest purpose.

Our mission is to create and deploy capital for a better world.

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THE PORTFOLIO COMPANY

This key leadership role is in a high-growth, high-energy, high-profit portfolio company of big thinkers and big doers. It is a CPG / beverage / dietary supplement company with a history of strong profitable growth as the number one product and brand in its emerging category. Through its expanding sales and distribution network, they are building a team to take current and new products to the global market and achieve exponential growth. With the leadership team formed, the opportunity is now to define and refine the cross functional integrated strategy and lead the team to grow revenue 10x-100x, enabling a highly lucrative exit.

VP of OPERATIONS

THE ROLE
As Vice President of Operations, you will be a member of a high-energy, dynamic and rapidly scaling organization. This is a hands-on results-driven position, with responsibility for supporting the development of companywide and operations specific strategic initiatives to directly support corporate growth. Establishing operating protocols and implementing processes to facilitate accelerated routes to market, you will oversee the operations team which includes manufacturing(outsourced), logistics, sourcing and purchasing and R&D.

The position will operate across cross-functional departments to ensure an efficient movement of high-quality branded products, identifying, vetting and managing our vendors, co-packers, negotiating and planning cash flow management, supply chain optimization and revenue-driven strategies. This high-energy job requires resilience, adaptability and flexibility; the incumbent must have the ability to think strategically, implementing new methods to achieve cost savings, evaluate value chains, and supply consolidation across the various SKUs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, setting and leading your team to achieve performance key metrics; expense and revenue management; strategic execution of local and corporate initiatives; compliance with government regulations (CGMP, HACCP, FDA); identifying risks and creating mitigation strategies; and identifying, developing and evolving external partnerships vital the products and services of the company. 

Hiring, and training will be a strong component of this role. Ultimately the incumbent must be confident in their ability to enhance the coordination and productiveness of our business, while maintaining our company philosophy of people-first by coaching and mentoring staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong track record of leadership and management as member of a senior team ideally reporting the CEO or other senior business executive (COO, GM, President, etc.).
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in supply chain management and logistics including multinational experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a senior manufacturer operations manager position in the food, beverage or related sector is mandatory.
  • Bachelor’s degree business or science related discipline required, with operations management training. MBA is preferred.
  • Experience with product-oriented R & D, food & beverage chemistry, scale up and finished product manufacturing in the natural/health food sector.
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements for import and export of goods, HACCP, and CGMP for food and dietary supplements.
  • Leadership level experience with transportation, inventory management, global sourcing and international logistics. APICS or other Supply Chain Certifications is as asset.
  • Material management experience with high volume transactions and forecasting needs in order to maximize volume discounts with key partners.
  • Understand budget development and monitoring with knowledge of P&L for all operations.
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation and leadership skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with dynamic priorities and evolving targets.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively develop the operations team to improve efficiencies in procurement, manufacturing, order tracking & fulfillment, shipping and receiving and inventory management.
  • Be accountable for the efficient operation of the Company, ensuring well-coordinated management to meet a dynamic sales forecast.
  • Participate with senior management in establishing long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives related to supply chain management.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, specified contract metrics, and maintain high standards of operational activities, introducing efficiencies where applicable.
  • Plan, direct and implement logistics operations and administrative support to meet prescribed productivity and service goals, particularly with co-pack operations.
  • Develop an annual operating budget and manage a system of controls to ensure that service levels and operational performance goals are met within prescribed cost, revenue and profit parameters.
  • Working with senior leadership to set and track company goals maximizing company wide achievement.
  • Developing new products to customer needs working with all areas of the company including research and development.
  • Participating in corporate expansion fundraising by describing systems, action plans and philosophy that support established goals.

WHO YOU ARE?

Intelligent - You have a way of breaking through challenges and coming up with creative solutions both as a team and independently. Intelligent people like to talk with you because you are bright and insightful, yet you have a special kind of humility which is alluring and builds long lasting friendships with a wide variety of people.

Leader - You have a natural style of leadership that attracts highly talented people and inspires them to find, hold and conquer mountains, as a team. You have a group of people that follow you to where you go, are a great judge of talent, and are a strong force for creating an unstoppable winning culture.

Highly Organized - You are proficient at establishing personal and business operating systems to manage large amounts of complexity and can execute at a high pace, in environments of rapid change, high pressure, and complexity.

Systematic - You are a highly technically adept and capable systems thinker who operates in a detailed and documented manner. Building with continual process innovation you set up controls, systems, and teams to support efficient and effective growth. You use KPIs and Metrics to engage, motivate, manage and report in on status and progress.

Experienced - You are an experienced operations professional, with extensive experience and relative to your work. You are an avid researcher, adept project manager, and incredible communicator.

Preference will be shown to those candidates with FDA Dietary Regulatory/Compliance experience.

 


COMPENSATION

As a key member of the Executive team in this organization you have chance to be a part of an immerging category and be one of the first people on bring products to the market that change the world. Your compensation will be commensurate with your experience and we will provide significant upside reward through options and the bonus program.

 

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