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Vice President of Operations

Company: Food Services of America, Inc.
Location: Spokane
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Apply Now - Food Services of America Careers - Vice President of Operations - Spokane in Spokane, Washington - Careers at Food Services of America Skip to Main Content Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Vice President of Operations - Spokane Job ID 2020-7169 Job Location US-WA-Spokane Working Hours 8-5 Overview US Foods is one of America's great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue. Come join our team where we help you make it! COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR CANDIDATES, ASSOCIATES AND CUSTOMERS We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of--our candidates, associates and customers.--From using sanitized interview rooms and social distancing--to providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. Our safe workplace efforts include--COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in--our production facilities. We're also providing robust support to our customers, from webinars and one-on-one consults with our experts to detailed reopening materials.-- US Foods--is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our--local communities make it. Learn more-- here . Responsibilities The Vice President of Operations plays a critical role for each site in helping the organization exceed industry benchmarks and provide a consistent, reliable service experience to our customers. This role will deliver operational excellence across safety, quality, cost to serve and customer experience, acting as a key change leader driving performance. The VPO must partner effectively with cross-functional peers to create a culture of continuous improvement, rapidly implement, and drive enterprise best practices. Clearly establish a plan and proactively manage the priorities for the operations team.

  • Absorb direction from above (e.g., RVPO, AP) and the side (Sales, Merch, Finance, HR, etc.), filter most important priorities and establish a 3-year plan and short-term objectives.
  • Clearly communicate and cascade key objectives to Operations team (direct reports and team overall) and peer/key site leaders as necessary.
  • Ensure rigorous tracking and accountability for achieving goals. Elevate the role and impact of supply chain on overall business results.
    • Work with key partners to build support for objectives and align around mutual goals to achieve overall business results.
    • Be willing to take a stand for what is right, even if it conflicts with others' point of view.
    • Build credibility through high levels of execution (e.g., on time delivery, keep commitments). Ensure a strong safety culture and drive reduction in accidents and injuries.
      • Role model and emphasize the importance of safety even when under time and other business pressures.
      • Create accountability for compliance with all safety procedures and protocols.
      • Reduce AFR & IFR. Achieve cost per case targets while ensuring an optimal level of customer service.
        • Implement efficiency and productivity improvements in partnership with cross-functional leaders to minimize and proactively manage customer impacts (e.g., day over day routing).
        • Manage staffing proactively to balance labor cost and service levels.
        • Use data to take informed actions to improve performance and help others understand the implications of key decisions. Build a high performing team and engaging work environment.
          • Partner with RVPO and HR to objectively evaluate direct reports against relevant Success Profiles and build talent upgrade plan.
          • Attract and hire educated, motivated growth oriented A player talent.
          • Build personal relationships with managers and supervisors to foster engagement and retention.
          • Invest in developing direct reports and support them in developing drivers and selectors. Drive standardization while instilling a mindset of continuous improvement.
            • Shepherd key supply chain strategies and initiatives from the center to help drive standardization.
            • Introduce and educate others on how to use now tools, technology and systems.
            • Create accountability to drive consistent implementation and execution.
            • Always be coaching on ways to improve performance, efficiency and productivity. SUPERVISION
              • Supervises warehouse managers and supervisors and is responsible for an overall employee base of 40 - 485
              • For sites where the Vice President of Operations is the most senior leader, also supervise other functional areas located in the facility. RELATIONSHIPS Internal :
                • Interacts with regional Vice President of Operations, Area Presidents, and other functional leaders (Sales, Merchandising, Human Resources, Finance) External :
                  • Customers
                  • OSHA Qualifications Education/Training :
                    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or related field Related Experience/Requirements:
                      • Warehouse and/or transportation experience
                      • Distribution industry experience
                      • Experience across multiple roles, functions and/or companies
                      • Has l ed an organizational change, preferably a transformation
                      • Team development leadership, including remote employee management
                      • Operated effectively in a matrixed environment
                      • Managed in a union environment Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :
                        • Business Unit Mindset: thinks about the total business; connects the dots. Overall business results guide decision-making.
                        • Change Leadership: casts a compelling vision of the future, inspires others and overcomes resistance to change. Eager to build a better future.
                        • Financial Analysis/Business Acumen: dissects the P&L to analyze business performance, determine root causes and take appropriate corrective actions to drive results.
                        • Influence/Communication Skills: clearly articulates what is important and brings others to their point of view while listening well and being responsive to concerns. Effectively influences up, down (to the production workforce) and across.
                        • Coaching/Mentoring: develops new skills, mindsets and capabilities of their members. Blends support with accountability and challenging others to grow.
                        • Collaboration: navigates competing priorities, while maintaining a spirit of partnership. Seeks way to help others be more successful.
                        • Learning Agility: quickly adapts to changes, adjusts approach and learns new skills.
                        • Network Optimization: uses local knowledge to optimize supply chain network with the lowest total cost structure.
                        • Labor Management: optimizes staffing to balance cost with productivity and service levels.
                        • Partner with Logistics: works collaboratively to maximize the movement of product.
                        • Food Safety: understands and reinforces proper food safety policies and procedures. Connects the dots between food safety and business results.
                        • Customer Insight/Perspective: empathizes with customers and considers impact of operational approaches and decision on the customer experience. EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status Options Apply for this job online Apply Share Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Loading... Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you!Click here to get started.
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