Job title: Vice President Operations
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: FMCG Fast moving Consumer Goods
Functional Expertise: Supply Chain Management
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Switzerland
Job published: 2024-01-30
Job ID: 33130

Job Description

Alcott Global is retained by an international consumer goods company to search for a Vice President Operations. The role is based in Central Europe. 

The Vice President Operations is a senior leadership position responsible for overseeing the end-to-end supply chain operations. The incumbent plays a vital role in developing and implementing strategies to refine the supply chain network, guaranteeing efficient and cost-effective product delivery across all channels.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Work with the management team to develop strategies that align supply chain activities with the company's overall business goals.
  • Oversee all aspects of supply chain operations, including procurement, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, and distribution.
  • Identify and implement process improvements and cost-saving initiatives to optimize our supply chain network.
  • Ensuring that the company has an adequate inventory of products to meet customer demand while avoiding overstocking or shortages.
  • Managing the flow of materials through the supply chain by arranging for transportation, warehousing, and other services.
  • Ensure proper procedures and skills are in place to reliably supply customer order patterns and expectations while managing within the financial objectives of the unit.
  • Monitor market trends and customer requirements to proactively adjust supply chain plans and mitigate potential risks.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the supply chain organization, promoting lean methodologies and driving operational excellence initiatives.
  • Build and develop a high-performing supply chain organization, attracting top talent and fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning.

Key Skills:

  • 15+ years’ experience in Supply Chain and manufacturing functions, demonstrating a profound understanding of the field.
  • Proven track record of success in developing and implementing effective supply chain strategies.
  • Extensive experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, and familiarity with supply chain best practices.
  • Extensive experience in managing complex supply chain networks across multiple countries and cultures.
  • Experience in driving success by analyzing markets and competition, delivering impactful recommendations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a track record of successful collaboration with different stakeholders from multiple countries and organizational levels