This is a career growth opportunity for an operational leader to be a creative and bold change agent.  This leader will head day-to-day manufacturing and operations for two facilities as the Vice President of Operations and transform the culture of the company to one of continuous improvement.

Assignment: 4307
Title: Vice President Operations
Industry: Plumbing Products
Reports To: Sr. Vice President
Location: Southeast

Our Client:

Our client is a privately held and leading manufacturer of luxury plumbing products that enjoys flexibility in design and customization capability.  With high demand and recent expansion, the company is positioned for continual financial growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations and manufacturing
  • Drive Continuous Improvement projects
  • Responsibility for production output, product quality, and on-time shipping
  • Growth
  • Work with Sales Team
  • Allocate resources effectively to produce optimum results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Foster a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage, and develop plant staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Commit and enhance plant safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets

Position Requirements:

  • Proven successful experience as plant manager (5 years+ in management role)
  • Familiarity with plumbing product industry equipment, technical expertise in fiberglass and solid surface materials
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement metric & KPI tracking, collect and analyze data and make recommendations for improvements
  • Lean mfg. toolbox
  • Process improvement experience
  • Robotics experience
  • Hands-on training and mentoring skills
  • Cross-functional team player
  • Ability to work in a family environment and understand family dynamics


Ben Durshimer