Vice President of Operations
ZAG Group Inc - Vancouver, BC

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OVERVIEW:
In response to the company’s rapid growth the organization is seeking a very unique VP of Operations.

At revenue growth of 400% per year twice in a row it has been an immense challenge to grow our operations to support our sales growth and rapid expansion. Our expansion is both international and across various channels and markets.

WHO WE ARE:
ZAG is a high-growth, high energy company of big thinkers and big doers. We're long-range innovators who see where markets are going and create new product categories that become the next wave. Through our expanding international network of sales and distribution, we're building a team to take massive new products to the global market.

At ZAG, our purpose is “...innovating to enhance the way people experience and enjoy their lives”. An entrepreneurial and privately held business, we run multiple business units and brands ranging from natural pharmaceuticals to beverages.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Growth through operational excellence -
You will take on this challenge by strategically mapping out all elements of our supply chain building redundancy, strength, accuracy and efficiency to achieve and maintain our significantly above average profit margins.

Overcoming adversity -
There will be a significant amount of high-level complex, rapid-fire, high-stakes problem solving. With our explosive business growth, new challenges are uncovered daily that seem impossible to solve. If you love problem solving on the fly in an environment with a lot of risk, then this is the role for you.

Innovations -
Enhance our competitive advantage through new product development and logistics. Working closely with Marketing, you will develop new products and manufacturing methods to produce an ever growing range of products. Working with our warehouses, 3pl's, suppliers, and our shipping staff, you will develop new methods and systems to effectively increase daily order volume by 30x.

People -
We hire only the most talented professionals from across North America. You will be tasked with mentoring them to new performance levels. You will also ensure that our people growth is on pace with our business success, rapidly growing the team across all functions.

SKILLS:
To achieve success in this role you will need previous experience working directly with an innovative, high drive, high results entrepreneur and executive team. You will be key to the organization‘s success and will need to rapidly grow your team across all functions.

You are an operations professional with a track record of success in building high performance brands through excellent execution, collaboration and unrelenting perseverance.

Previous experience working in a company going through the innovation cycle and understanding the complexity of making and distributing products that have not existed before will help you greatly.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10+ years of progressive operational and managerial experience in Operations (including some or all of: supply chain (logistics, procurement, MRP, order-fulfillment environments), manufacturing, new product development, scientific R&D)
  • Relevant industry experience in natural products, botanicals, beverages or CPG
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Proven track record in the management of company operations, finance and quality assurance
  • Previous experience managing a team of at least 20 people
  • Must have previous project management experience taking a product from concept to launch (managing the product pipeline, conducting needs analysis, creating specification development, prototype development and scale up improvement)
  • P&L responsibility and management of financial statements

COMPENSATION:
Our products are revolutionary and change lives for many of our customers. There are few careers that can have such a positive impact on the well-being of others.

Be the pioneer for building new operational processes and efficiencies which directly result in bottom line savings.

Be a top earner in your field. We strongly reward high performers, putting our executive team in the top 5% of earners in Vancouver. In this role, you will be a part of the senior executive group. Your actions, activity, vision, and drive will directly relate to the success of the business which translates into your compensation.

APPLY:
To apply for this position please visit our website at:
http://www.zagglobal.com/careers.html

Please include a cover letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.
Thank you for your interest in joining ZAG; due to the volume of resumes we receive only those being seriously considered will be contacted.

KEYWORDS: CPG, operations, vice, president, director, manufacturing, beverage, natural


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