PERK UP your career by joining Reily Foods Company, a family owned business based out of New Orleans, LA. Known for our iconic brands Luzianne Tea, New England & French Market Coffees and Blue Plate Mayonnaise, we’ve been bringing family and friends together since 1902!
LET’S GET ROASTING! Reily Foods Company is looking for a Vice President of Operations to join our Senior Leadership Team in New Orleans, LA. This is a key leadership position, reporting to the CEO, that will have overall responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, safety, quality, and engineering to ensure the company’s day-to-day operational activities run smoothly and effectively. This position requires the analysis of broad and complex issues and the formulation of strategies to increase operational performance, drive continuous improvement and mitigate risk.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team this position will also have the opportunity to influence the activity of other key functions within the company such as Marketing, Sales and Finance.
NOW is the time to join this world-class, family-oriented company and make a significant impact as we push forward with our aggressive growth strategy.
GRIND THE BEANS. The crucial step to this position’s perfection. The individual must possess the extensive background and experience leading efforts across multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities, establishing and achieving KPIs across all supply chain activities and a continuous improvement mindset. Responsibilities include:
•Develops and implements a strategic operating plan that supports the organization’s vision and goals.
•Oversees the functions of operations including manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, quality and safety through continuous improvement and operational excellence.
•Participates on the Senior Leadership Team to maximize opportunities across the company.
•Analyzes revenue, profit and cash flow opportunities for the business and recommends actions to maximize efficiencies and operational partnership with other functions. Manages/oversees annual Operations planning, budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting.
•Establishes and achieves KPIs across all supply chain activities including Purchasing, Production Forecasting, Inventory Management, Logistics, Audits, etc.
•Develops and manages operating standards and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving business needs.
•Develops long term global raw material supply strategy and manages relationships with key suppliers.
•Serves as a leader and role model creating a proactive, empowering and collaborative culture where employees are equipped and driven to excel. Makes sound hiring decisions with effective development of personnel including training, career development, discipline and succession planning.
•Leads/oversees major projects, plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.
•Keeps current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation.
•Ensures compliance with applicable corporate safety risk management objectives as well as BRC regulatory requirements.
•Partners with Marketing, R&D and Quality on new products and packaging and corrective action initiatives.
•Other duties as assigned.
BREW THE PERFECT CUP. Only qualified applicants will be considered.
•Bachelor’s Degree required; Operations Management, Engineering or related field desired.
•10+ years of progressive leadership, knowledge and experience with key manufacturing processes, best practices, and implementing process improvements to meet the changing business needs while driving strategy and execution within the consumer goods industry.
•Senior leadership experience managing cross-functional teams with demonstrated ability of building a strong, collaborative culture driving and exceeding projected results.
•Solid financial acumen including P&L responsibility, inventory, costs and margin.
•Solid understanding of KPI Management focusing on quality, cost, service & delivery.
•Ability to conceptualize and execute deadline driven projects with strong bias for action along with prioritizing multiple and competing projects.
•Capable of proactively anticipating necessary changes needed to evolve the Operations organization to meet the Company’s business needs.
•Proven track record of attracting, building, and leading high-performance teams.
•Strategic, persistent, proactive, collaborative, and goal oriented.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate complex ideas into concise actionable solutions. Must be able to facilitate meetings onsite and remotely.
•Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% of the time to support remote locations.
SMELL THE AROMA. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Attractive benefits package.
Reily Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer, Minorities/Females/Disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with level of experience, Annual Bonus, Long Term Incentive Plan, Health Benefits, 401(k), Company Vehicle and Relocation.
Internal Number: VPOFO01080
About Reily Foods Company
Established in 1902, Reily Foods Company is a family-owned, values-driven business based in New Orleans, one of the world's great culinary centers. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of quality food products sold in grocery stores and restaurants throughout the United States including Luzianne Tea, French Market Coffee, New England Coffee, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Swans Down Cake Flour, Wick Fowler’s 2-Alarm and Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kits, La Martinique Salad Dressings, and Tiger Sauce Hot Sauce.
Reily Foods operates three manufacturing facilities located in New Orleans Louisiana, Knoxville Tennessee and Malden Massachusetts and is proud of its "AA" rating for Global Food Safety Certification for nine consecutive years. The company is also a significant contract packer for some of the largest retail and industrial customers in the country.
The company's focus is on the continued growth of its iconic brands. Aggressive new product development and acquisitions are also important parts of the growth plan. Reily Foods' strong financial health allows it to be in a state of readiness for strategic acquisitions and continuous investments.
The Louisiana chapter... of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) awarded Reily Foods its 2015 Outstanding Corporate Growth Award. This growth is the result of Reily Foods' unique values-driven culture and a strong investment mentality that ensures state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, new product development and marketing capabilities, and technology and data systems.
Most importantly, Reily Foods' ability to attract and develop the industry's top talent supports a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that recognizes the importance of passion, curiosity, achievement, and fun!