VP of Operations

Weir Group PLC - St. Louis, MO3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $140,000 - $200,000 a year
Company Profiles
Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

Business Need / Purpose of Role
The Vice President - Operations is responsible for developing and executing the long-range and annual operating plans for Weir Pump and Valve Solutions (WPVS) operations. The operating plans include all manufacturing activities related to the WPVS business. Additionally, this position will ensure World Class manufacturing and will be responsible for compliance to periodic manufacturing, quality, safety, health, environmental and lean audits

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:
Direct the development and execution of strategic plans and annual operating plans consistent with WPVS and corporate short and long term objectives
Responsible for manufacturing output to meet company targets such as on time deliveries, output, quality, cost control, scrap, safety and other operational key performance indicators
Manage operations and manufacturing engineering functions concurrent with business growth: introduction of new operational systems, meeting division financial objectives and meeting divisional goals in relation to output, on time delivery as well as quality/safety/supply chain with other functional leaders
Develop and maintain an effective organization and world class operations through the selection, training, compensation, performance and motivation of all departmental personnel
Develop and implement global manufacturing and supply chain strategies, including Lean manufacturing and Kanban principles
Apply basic principles and techniques of General Management: a) lead a diverse group of employees, b) develop and implement business and manufacturing plans, and c) understand basic financial statements
Provide constructive feedback to assigned personnel through written and verbal communication regarding performance requirements
Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations. Ensure the maintenance of departmental housekeeping standards
Plan, prepare, control, monitor and forecast departmental direct and indirect budgets and capital expenditure projects
Coordinate needed support to operations areas through intradepartmental interface for smooth workflow and cost efficient product
Coach and provide constructive feedback to assigned personnel through written and verbal communication regarding performance, quality requirements and safe work behaviors

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:
BA/BS in industrial, mechanical or business administration, MBA preferred, but may not be required based on experience. Ten years of experience in directing manufacturing operations or equivalent experience required.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Computer Skills:
Personal computer, ERP/MRP, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), telephone, scanning

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle and touch objects. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, and depth perception

Work Environment:
Environmental and atmospheric commonly associated with the performance conditions of the functions of this job. Normal office conditions with exposure to plant environment. PPE required.

Core Competencies
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.