Vice President and General Manager (0170)

Application Status: Open

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

Are you an experienced and passionate senior level General Manager looking for a position where you can bring your leadership and team building skills to the table in a senior level role? A well established and profitable, highly customized specialty manufacturing firm in the Greensboro, NC area is seeking a senior level Vice President and General Manager with experience in a custom engineering, low volume, manufacturing environment. The qualified individual will be responsible for creating and executing a world-class manufacturing and production environment, while leading the overall operations of the firm, where they will serve as both a leader and member of the team.

Job Summary for the Vice President and General Manager – Manufacturing and Custom Engineering

The primary function of this position is to serve as the leader of the manufacturing and production group, acting as a player/coach to evaluate and review the existing production operation and devise a strategic short and long-term recommendation to streamline production to create a highly efficient system and process that yields the best possible quality solution yielding consistent on-time and at or under budget results. The position is also responsible for oversight and management of all core function areas of the company. The ideal candidate for this position will come from a similar customized production environment and be able to employ tested systems and processes to streamline and improve quality and delivery timeliness in a highly customized production environment.

Essential Functions of the Vice President and General Manager – Manufacturing and Custom Engineering

  • Direct and coordinate all manufacturing and production activities to ensure effective and efficient attainment of company goals and to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed
  • Create a results oriented culture among the manufacturing and production team
  • Ensure that all established cost, quality and delivery commitments are achieved
  • Determine responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives
  • Develop quantitative production and quality control standards, cost controls and budgets
  • Partner with the sales and client services team to translate customer’s vision into a vehicle design that delivers superior and reliable performance
  • Establish processes and communications that enable the client services team to set proper expectations for customers regarding deployment of vehicles
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team, providing meaningful input, analysis and recommendations related to business operations and opportunities
  • Facilitate strong and consistent communication between the manufacturing and production team and the other internal departments

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of the Vice President and General Manager – Manufacturing and Custom Engineering

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to understand business implications of decisions and actions
  • Strong appreciation for the importance of professionalism with a strong desire to inherently protect the company’s excellent image and reputation
  • Superior leadership skills with an ability to develop, mentor, coach and empower team members
  • Highly effective at engaging and listening to team members to form team based solutions
  • Strong creative mindset to envision outside-the-box solutions
  • Ability to work effectively on a dynamic leadership team where personalities are strong and team members are not afraid to speak their mind and challenge one another
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong project management experience with the ability to keep all team members aware of project status and plan
  • Strong creative and strategic mentality
  • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to analyze problems and propose solutions quickly
  • Ability to effectively communicate within the organization at all levels and with external constituents
  • Must have a “roll up your sleeves” mentality to do the work that needs to be done

Training & Experience Requirements for the Vice President and General Manager – Manufacturing and Custom Engineering

  • Experience successfully managing a manufacturing and production team and employing and overseeing the production process to achieve timely and profitable results
  • Experience working in a highly customized manufacturing or engineering environment preferred
  • Experience successfully working as a player/coach, working to put systems and processes in place, working as a member of the team
  • Experience building and growing a production team
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred, Lean experience a plus
  • Aviation experience a plus