VP of Operations

Kandou Bus - Switzerland, FL

30+ days agoFull-time
(Semiconductor background a MUST)

As our VP of Operations and Supply Chain you will play a vital role in the success of Kandou Bus. We’re looking for someone to develop strong relationships with our vendors, operations team, sales team and management. The VP will provide direction regarding the strategies of the company and department related to procurement and the supply chain organization.

As the VP, you will own the entire procurement process for Kandou. You will be responsible for driving operational excellence and act as the senior executive for supplier contacts. In addition, the VP will own the supply chain performance and delivery. A thorough knowledge of supply chain, commodities, purchasing and the ability to forecast trends and market pressures to help minimize supply risks and financial volatility. This individual will serve as a change agent leader to improve relationships with internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities:
Support the business in adding value and reducing costs by providing excellence in procurement strategy development and implementation, supply based management and supplier relationship management.
Strengthen the Global Procurement and Supply Chain organization and its capabilities to become an indispensable business partner on innovation and cost saving initiatives.
Owns all Procurement and Supply Chain Management to control loading.
Driver of QBRs, vendor score cards and negotiating aggressive cost reductions.
Lead internal process changes partnering with Finance and Legal on contract negotiations and claims/disputes

Minimum Qualifications:
MBA degree or equivalent in business or related subject or relevant experience
At least 15 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain, and ideally will have already served as the top Procurement and Supply Chain executive for a global semiconductor company.
Proven track record of forming winning partnerships with suppliers
Proven track in change management
Must have the strategic capability to devise short- and long-term Procurement and Supply Chain strategies, balanced by operational capability to implement them.
Capable of creating sense of urgency
Must have the ability to break down complex problems, systematically identify causes and develop solutions
Ability to adapt to altering situations, to persist despite setbacks, and to get things done.
Must be a motivational leader who engages the team through enthusiasm and excitement about the business
Experience managing in a challenging and fast pace global environment.
Have the attributes of a mentor or teacher who can develop a performance-oriented team and build a strong bench of talent
Must be highly collaborative and able to work effectively outside of the sphere of direct influence, have strong leadership skills and be able to communicate clearly
Adept at influencing senior leaders.
Based in US or Europe but travel to Asia one week per month (~25-40% travel).
15+ years experience in semiconductor business is a must!
Fab experience and technology knowledge a plus