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Kerusso is the Greek word for “Preach” literally "To herald divine truth as a public crier."For over 30 years, Kerusso has been proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ through Kerusso Apparel & Accessories. As one of the original pioneers of “T-Shirt Evangelism”, Kerusso sets the standard. 7 time INC. 5000 list honoree and the leading producer of Christian themed T-Shirts around the world.
Founded by Vic Kennett in 1987, Kerusso employs 120 people operating out of their 100,000 sq. ft. facility nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Berryville, Arkansas. Kerusso products can be found online and at more than 5,000 retailers around the globe. The company currently embellishes over 2 million garments a year through inhouse production and global sourcing.
At Kerusso they’re passionate about their work and are driven by their purpose: Proclaiming the Good News to the World through products about Jesus. Their brand slogan is “Change your Shirt. Change the World!And their Team Motto is: “One Team, One Mission!” Each and every day they work together as one to achieve that shared mission. The culture is equal parts casual, candid, and driven. They’re serious about delivering results for their customers, their company, and their team, while at the same time enjoying what they do.
This position reports directly to Vic Kennett, Founder & CEO, and will work closely with other senior leaders as part of the executive team to drive growth and seek improvements in operational processes. This role is responsible for coordinating financial planning, analysis and reporting, leading information technologies, inventory planning and improving overall operational effectiveness.
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of an assistant controller, IT manager, purchasing manager / demand planner, and the indirect supervision of all employees in the finance/accounting department, IT and finance-related HR functions as well as operations staff as directed.
Accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company to include the development of financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development of central systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results in the following areas: Financial Information, Planning, Operations, Risk Management and Funding.
Financial Information and Strategy
Risk Management / Legal
CPA and /or MBA
Significant experience with manufacturing and/or supply chain operations
Strong IT knowledge and experience upgrading / implementing ERP systems
Hands-on leader and excellent communicator
Strategic thinker and problem solver
Candidates should have strong leadership skills and be a good coach. Delegating and follow up is key. The VP of Finance & Operations should be a self-starter and highly motivated. She or He should be very detail-oriented and an excellent communicator with their team as well as with vendors and suppliers.
Job Type: Full-time