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Vice President of Operations

Company name
Wencor West

Peachtree City, GA, United States

Employment Type

Operations, Clevel, Executive, Engineering, 100k

Posted on
Aug 22,2019

Valid Through
Dec 05,2019

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Job Title: Vice President of Operations
Department: Operations
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Overview of Wencor Group:
Wencor is a leading provider of differentiated and IP-driven aftermarket solutions for the commercial aerospace industry.\u00a0 The Company, founded over 60 years ago, offers multiple solutions for airlines to maintain their fleet, including Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), consumables and expendables distribution, component repair, and used serviceable material parts.\u00a0 Through this comprehensive set of aftermarket solutions and proprietary PMAs and Design Engineering Representative (DERs), Wencor allows its airline customers to reduce its maintenance costs and improve aircraft reliability.\u00a0 Wencor serves the commercial aftermarket, and thus its customer demand is tied to the installed base of aircraft and has a stable financial profile as a result.\u00a0 Wencor is headquartered in the Atlanta, Georgia area with additional offices in Utah, Miami, Seattle, California, Alabama, New York, Amsterdam, Singapore, Shanghai, and Istanbul.\u00a0
Wencor is owned by management and Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm founded in 1966 and an active investor in the aerospace sector.\u00a0 Warburg's thesis is to continue to support Wencor's growth through organic investments in people, product, and technology, as well as through tuck-in acquisitions.
Overview of the Position:
Wencor Group is looking for a dynamic transformation leader to manage key strategic programs and lead the Warehouse Operations, Continuous Improvement and Quality Organizations.\u00a0 This position will ensure that we create, streamline, and improve systems, processes, and guidelines to continue to build and grow a sustainable, compliant, and scalable company.\u00a0 He or she will also drive ownership and execution throughout the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive a culture of continuous improvement and quality with a customer perspective throughout the company, this will include developing a plan for accomplishment including gap analysis, training requirements, and implementation strategy.
Drive strategic programs by ensuring ownership, alignment, transparency, true analysis\/problem solving, and measurements are in place
Own improvements to the Quality Management System
Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality.
Represent Operations, Quality, and Continuous Improvement with the Executive Team ensuring focus
Responsible for escalations with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
Teach, coach, and mentor leadership and employees at all levels in quality and continuous improvement
Assess and assist in upgrading the management talent base to achieve growth and meet market needs (i.e. reduced cost, shorter manufacturing\/product introduction cycle times and on-time delivery.
Conceive, research, plan, target, and control reductions in cost and product lead times on existing and new products.
Design, implement, and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses
Understand the customers, market, and the Wencor strategy and business
Work across functions and businesses to ensure buy-in and alignment
Align strategic intitives with core Wencor competancies
Drive performance in line with established key company metrics
Performance manage and develop team
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:\u00a0
Strong communication skills to all levels of the organization as well as outside stakeholders
Strong leadership skills such as development, performance management, collaboration, and influencing
Deep understanding of quality, lean, and continuous improvement tools
Must be fluent with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
High degree of business, analytics, and marketing skills
Education \/ Experience Requirements: 10-15 years' work experience leading and driving transformations in organizations, along with managing operations, quality, and continuous improvement teams. Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering with an MBA preferred.
Other Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and\/or ability required.\u00a0 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.\u00a0 Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.\u00a0 Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.\u00a0 Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and\/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.\u00a0 Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; and lift up to 10 pounds.
Is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
Is frequently required to talk or listen.
Works in moderate noise levels.
Travel up to 25%.
Date: \u00a0July, 2019

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