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Posted: Sunday, February 4, 2018 7:25 PM

We're looking for a skilled and passionate Vice President of Domestic Operations to provide leadership for our network of manufacturing and distribution facilities. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT and CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer, and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Central Pet Home Essentials (within the Central Pet Segment) is searching for a full time VP of Operations with an emphasis on Safety, Customer Service, Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement. With our growing domestic manufacturing and distribution base, we're looking for a strong candidate who possesses a deep understanding of production and warehouse distribution processes and can lead the operations to drive continuous improvement.* This position is located in Surprise, Arizona (metro Phoenix).The Arizona go-live is June of 2018. Participation in the planning, execution and on-going oversight of the facility. * Athens, Texas- Central Pet Home Essentials -Dallas Manufacturing fill and assembly facility. * Co-manufacturing agreements within the United States. MEASURES OF SUCCESS * Collaboratively work within the Central Pet Home Essentials Business Unit Leadership team to ensure the business units develops and achieves quarterly, annual, and strategic objectives. * Operations leadership and oversight for the Central Pet Home Essentials network ofsites, including; planning, production, procurement, maintenance, quality, safety, shipping and receiving * Lead development and deployment of Behavior Based Safety, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Cost Reduction, and Continuous Improvement at each site and across the domestic network * Responsible for development of team members to enable a Lean Operating environment while driving Continuous Improvement using Lean methodology throughout the organization * Development and implementation of an Operations strategy that enables business unit success throughout the strategic horizon. + Value Stream Mapping of primary and secondary manufacturing and distribution facilities (current state, future state) + Analyze activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine the facility's progress toward stated goals and objectives + Guide operations through collaborative planning with site personnel to insure the operating, financial, and best-practice objectives are accomplished according to plan + Set strategies that will enable Business Unit top line and bottom line success. * Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries to deliver budget and EBIT objectives * Coordinate activities of third party providers to ensure seamless interface with business unit and achievement of service level objectives * Champion, abide by, and enforce all regulations, policies, work procedures, instructions, and safety requirements* Bachelor's degree in related field * Minimum 10 years site management experience in a manufacturing and/or distribution environment * Proficiency in deploying, training, and sustaining Lean Manufacturing principles in a manufacturing and/or distribution environment is required * Experience leading manufacturing and/or distribution across multiple geographies is required * Knowledge in coordinating operations with third party logistics (3PL) providers is a plus * Demonstrated success in leadership, team management, and relationship building * Financial acumen. Prior P&L responsibility * Experience with deployment/operation of SAP in a manufacturing and/or distribution operation is a plus * Strong analytical background. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions * Formal Training and Certifications: Lean Principles and Six Sigma Black Belt , are a plus Please visit our website at for additional company information.
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