Vice President Of Operations

Job Summary

FlowBelow Aero, Inc. is seeking an Operations executive with experience at a Tier 1 supplier to the heavy truck, trailer, or automotive industry. This position will assume overall management responsibility for Operations which includes purchasing, supply chain, production, fulfillment, business systems, and continuous improvement. Relocation to Austin, Texas is required.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work to ensure total customer satisfaction for OEM and aftermarket customers
  • Work closely with Sales and Engineering to improve existing business with OEM customers
  • Work closely with Finance, Quality, and Engineering on projects such as IATF certification and on becoming a tier 1 supplier to additional truck and trailer OEM
  • Negotiate long term agreements with major component suppliers
  • Provide input to executive management in the areas of long-term planning, strategic direction, operational planning and budgetary requirements
  • Track operational KPIs to improve safety, quality, on-time delivery, and costs
  • Quickly react to requested design changes from internal and external Engineering groups
  • Leverage the effectiveness of existing processes; drive improvements in those processes, and utilize lean systems and tools in order to effect overall throughput improvements
  • Commitment to corporate-wide continuous improvement
  • Establish processes and procedures that ensure effective and efficient inventory utilization and that optimize production resources
  • Oversee continued improvements in the company’s ERP system and related processes
  • Direct the sourcing and applicable procurement processes to effectively drive cost improvements
  • Lead and direct the effort to continually drive down logistics cost to customers and to and from suppliers
  • Develop and manage supplier agreements, including terms to hold suppliers accountable for schedule and quality
  • Oversee facilities management
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in an operations and/or supply chain management role
  • 5+ years of experience working in the heavy truck, trailer or automotive industry, preferably with experience supplying to multiple OEMs
  • Knowledge of heavy truck industry
  • Well-versed in modern manufacturing philosophy (LEAN)
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing methods used by FlowBelow and its suppliers (injection molding, thermoforming, metal stamping and fabrication, etc.)
  • Experience with design and implementation of IATF/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 management systems is a plus

Job Type: Full-time