About the role:

The VP of Operations will oversee supply chain, logistics, quality, and new product introductions for ROOM. The ideal candidate is an exceptional leader who knows how to build and manage teams as well as executive-level relationships with commercial partners. The buck stops with the VP Operations when it comes to product delivery and availability.
 
What you'll do:
  • Directly oversee and manage all manufacturing/operations functions, including supplier quality, supply/commodity management, demand planning and global logistics.
  • Establish strategic direction and set goals for the operations of the company, including rapid scaling and growth management, cost, quality, delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Partner effectively with finance, marketing, sales, product and engineering to ensure the successful execution of the company’s strategic vision and direction.
  • Lead strategy for component sourcing and manufacturing services across the company, including negotiating pricing, terms, and contracts with key suppliers, ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership through the use of effective cost modeling techniques.
  • Develop and maintain executive level relationships with the supply base.
  • Negotiate, implement and manage optimal shipping routes (air/sea) ensuring lowest cost of transportation and optimizing the inventory pipeline.
  • Establish and manage the company’s global distribution facilities while ensuring the lowest cost fulfillment processes.
  • Work with Sales to ensure on-time customer deliveries and manage product allocations.
  • Direct ownership of the RMA, recycling and refurbishment processes.
  • Work closely with product and manufacturing partners, drive a culture of DFX throughout all stages of product development and manufacturing processes.
  • With operations and engineering support, maintain and improve manufacturing processes, cycle time reductions and yield improvements.
  • Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap. Monitor and analyze scrap and rework data. Direct the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards.
  • Manage the effort to establish and maintain compliance with both domestic and international standards required to ship the Company’s product into and out of target markets.
  • Work with the CEO and Executive team on cross-functional issues with regard to scaling the company in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  Recruit, hire, and manage exceptional additions to the Operations team.

Who you are:

  • BS/MS engineering, business, operations, supply chain management or equivalent.
  • 15+ years of combined operations experience in large and small companies, supporting the launch of medium to high volume configurable products from prototype to rapid scaling in a strongly seasonal B2B operations environment.
  • Demonstrated success in a high growth environment managing business and technical teams.
  • Able to lead teams and thrive in a complex, multi-cultural/international, multidisciplinary team setting. Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive, efficient and motivated team spirit.
  • Able to tackle and solve challenging operational problems that require resourcefulness, creative thinking, and collaboration, often with incomplete information.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.  Asks for and offers help when needed; a committed team player.
  • Direct hands-on experience architecting, rapidly scaling and managing international end-to-end supply chains and NPI, including vendor selection/qualification, volume ramps, and negotiation and management of JDM, ODM and EMS contracts. Understands the international landscape in producing products that are sold all over the world.
  • Outstanding analytical skills and judgment. Can gather information, develop models, weigh relevant factors and make decisions based on data, trends, and past experience.
  • Strong Problem Solver. Demonstrates creativity, innovation and design thinking in developing plans and generating solutions to meet strategic and tactical challenges. Big-picture thinker with an eye for details that contribute to operational success.
  • Quality in performance: demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality processes, and performance in self and others; applies feedback to improve performance; adheres to company and departmental policies, procedures and agreements.
  • Efficient, motivated self-starter. Performs at a high level of efficiency; completes work in a timely manner.  Strives to increase productivity in others.
  • Dependable and accountable.
  • Balanced personality; serious approach to the job, coupled with an understanding of the importance of humor, morale and inclusiveness in the workplace.
  • Superb juggler of tasks and people. Able to manage tasks, details, and people without dropping the ball; eager to roll up his/her sleeves and delve into rapidly-changing details in a growing company.

How we make room for you:

  • Health & wellness: Fully covered medical, vision, and dental insurance to take care of you and your family.
  • Unlimited PTO: Flexible vacation policy to allow you to unplug and recharge whenever you need it.
  • Equity: Company stocks to honor your hard work and dedication. Fully stocked kitchen and lunches:
  • Weekly catered lunches and plenty of healthy snacks, coffee, and drinks to give you the perfect energy boost.
  • Commuter benefits: Pre-tax savings that make a difference in your budget and your morning commute.
  • Team events: Monthly team outings, dinners, and happy hours that inspire new conversations and lead to meaningful relationships.

How we make room for everyone:

Our belief is simple: What makes you different is what allows us to be different. We value diversity not only in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, and religious background but also in the way you think and approach challenges. We’re committed to creating a work environment where you can be yourself and trust that your voice will be heard. Diversity isn’t something we preach but something we practice every day, and taking care of our team is always our top priority.

Join our team!
We’re a team of designers, engineers, and creative thinkers who came together to design the future of work. As a company, we believe that people are the most important asset of every organization. When you put people first, everything falls into place. Join us if you’re interested in creating solutions that improve life at work and looking for a culture of growth, freedom, and accountability. 
 

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