Vice President of Operations

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41927

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS


 

POSITION PURPOSE:

 

This role is responsible for delivering critical strategic planning and driving efficient profitable outcomes while working directly with the Sales and Quality functions to meet customer demands.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

 

  1. Lead organization-wide operations by directing and coordinating manufacturing, supply chain and quality activities that are consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the company.
  2. Develop, implement and own operating budgets, plans and objectives. Measure and evaluate the performance of the manufacturing locations to these objectives and course correct as needed to meet goals.
  3. As a member of the senior leadership team, participate in the development of strategic plan to grow the Company and then develop appropriate long- and short-range goals for operations that align with the Company’s overall strategic plan.
  4. Ensure that as the company grows; manufacturing capacity and capabilities meeting or exceeding all industry and customer requirements for cost, quality, delivery and responsiveness.
  5. Adopt, utilize, and demonstrate continuous improvement and LEAN principles to implement improved manufacturing processes and management methods to generate savings.
  6. Interact regularly and communicate proactively at all sites, and other functional areas of the company to resolve process and operations issues promptly, optimize results, and create a successful, collaborative environment.
  7. Develop and lead staff by active engagement and coaching, while cultivating a team culture that supports rapid, creative problem solving, and results-driven operations.
  8. Ensure that safety and product quality are top priorities at all levels of the operation.
  9. Develop and achieve monthly, quarterly and annual operations metrics (KPIs) in accordance with the company’s annual budget.
  10. Strict adherence to the Company’s corporate policies and Code of Conduct requirements, as well as all Federal and State regulatory requirements.
  11. Other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or a related area.
  • LEAN I Six Sigma experience highly desired.
  • A minimum of 10 years of increasing responsibility in manufacturing operations leadership roles, across multiple locations. 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  • Hands-on familiarity with all stages of manufacturing, quality, safety and product/process development.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in contract manufacturing, preferably in machining, tooling and production of metal products.
  • Proven track record in implementing continuous improvement, lean manufacturing (Kaizen) culture within a manufacturing organization.

 

SKILLS ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including employee development and coaching.
  • Ability to connect with employees and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Self-motivated, intellectually curious, and ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong proven analytical skills and ability to communicate relevant manufacturing data to peers and other management to ensure appropriate manufacturing outcomes.

Controller

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41922

SkyWater is thrilled to be exclusively partnering with one of Minnesota’s fastest growing banks to add a Controller to their team.  Acting as the sole accounting & finance employee, this is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves to both be in the details and see the debits/ credits, but also for someone who likes to take a step back and see the big picture.  There’s a ton of opportunity for process improvements so this person needs to be someone who loves the idea of coming in and re-building an accounting foundation from scratch.  If you want to hear more, please reach out.  CRabon@skywatersearch.com | 952.767.9025.

Associate Recruiter

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41887

SkyWater Search Partners is currently looking to hire an Associate Recruiter in our rapidly growing Engineering & Operations practice located in Minnetonka Carlson Towers.

As an Associate Recruiter you will be responsible for helping drive the continued growth of our Engineering & Operations practice. This will be achieved through the development of recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas.  Because of SkyWater's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are especially interested in meeting recruiters with diverse backgrounds who would like to join our team.

SkyWater Search Partners has been rated the #1 search firm in Minnesota for the past 5 years in a row by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. We place more people in professional full-time positions than any other Minnesota-based search firm.

In addition, we have won 9 Best Place to Work Awards, as voted by our employees, in both the Minnesota Business Magazine, as well as the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Outside of our professional rankings, we also offer an amazing corporate culture, Grade A office space with a gym, covered parking, Starbucks onsite, and everyone in our organization runs a desk! We do not believe in metrics (we don't care how many phone calls you make or how many meetings you have per week), we only care about results! We enjoy cultivating relationships and being the best talent finders for our clients!!

If you are interested in this position or would like to hear more about our firm, please apply online or reach out to Sujatha Ramanathan directly at sramanathan@skywatersearch.com.

Enterprise Sales Executive- Digital Security (Western US- Remote)

  • Location: Minnetonka
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41722

SkyWater is excited to partner with a global, $1B organization that provides leading-edge digital security and credential issuance solutions. The goal of the partnership is to add a strategic Enterprise Sales Executive to their growing digital security sales team. This reputable organization’s technology ensures data protection for industry sectors that include financial institutions, healthcare, government, enterprise, education, and retail. With a network of global partners and customers in over 150 countries, it’s no wonder the world’s most respected companies partner with this fast-growing organization.

The Enterprise Sales Executive is tasked with successfully developing relationships with named accounts to drive business forward, as well as uncover and develop new business. The ideal candidate will have vast knowledge of the IT/Data Security market space, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record of consistently over-achieving quota.

Senior Sales Executive – SLED/FED

  • Location: Minnetonka
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41716

SkyWater is excited to partner with a global, $1B organization that provides leading-edge digital security and credential issuance solutions.  The goal of the partnership is to add a strategic Senior Sales Executive-SLED/FED to their growing digital security sales team.  This reputable organization’s technology ensures data protection for industry sectors that include financial institutions, healthcare, government, enterprise, education, and retail.  With a network of global partners and customers in over 150 countries, it’s no wonder the world’s most respected companies partner with this fast-growing organization.

The Senior Sales Executive-SLED/FED is tasked with successfully developing relationships with named accounts to drive business forward, as well as uncover and develop new business with Federal, State, Local and Education departments. The ideal candidate will have vast knowledge of the IT/Data Security market space, expertise selling into the SLED/FED vertical, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record of consistently over-achieving quota.

Revenue Manager

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41605

SkyWater is partnering with a returning client located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that is growing at a tremendous rate (100+ new employees over the past year) and they're looking for their next Revenue Manager. This person will be wearing a lot of hats as they need a strategic thinker that can manage their revenue department by coming up with new ideas to enhance maximum growth. This candidate will be working alongside Operations and their Leadership team to implement specific pricing actions. Our client has a strong culture and is offering a strong compensation package, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to grow your career as they continue to invest in their business year after year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor pricing and executing revenue management strategies
  • Implement pricing actions to grow market share
  • Communicate with Operations and Leadership team to execute pricing strategies
  • Forecasting market trends to identify new revenue opportunities
  • Adjust strategies based on marketplace or industry changes to hit specific revenue management goals 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field 
  • 2+ years of experience in revenue management
  • Experienced managing SEO strategies 
  • High attention to detail with strong analytical skills 

Senior Software Engineer

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41513

Our client is in the 3D printing space – This exciting organization has the most advanced additive manufacturing 3D printer technology, and is bringing 3D polymer printing to mainstream production manufacturing – they work with cool companies like Lego and Stanley Black + Decker. This company is currently transforming the global manufacturing industry with their innovative technology. We’ve actually placed a Director and two engineers with their group, and the feedback from all three has been nothing but positive. They are continuing to grow and are looking to add multiple people to their development team.

Our client is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their growing team. This person will be part of a team responsible for research, design and development of software for new 3D printing technology. In some instances, they may utilize your leadership skills to direct the activities of other engineers as a project lead, and at other times you’ll be challenged as an individual technical contributor. They value collaboration among the various engineering and production disciplines so you must be comfortable in cross functional team environments.

This is a perm position with a MN Based company that offers competitive benefits, six figure salary and the opportunity for growth within the team.

Cannot require sponsorship

Software Product Owner

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41510

Our client is in the 3D printing space – This exciting organization has the most advanced additive manufacturing 3D printer technology, and is bringing 3D polymer printing to mainstream production manufacturing – they work with cool companies like Lego and Stanley Black + Decker. This company is currently transforming the global manufacturing industry with their innovative technology. They are continuing to grow and are looking to add multiple people to their development team.

Our client is looking for a Senior Product Owner that will join the agile software development team. This person will be responsible for gathering feature requests, scheduling releases, and coordinating sprints through epics, user stories & tasks. You will be responsible for the collection, analysis, and documentation of team progress, and coordination of software releases. You will also work with product managers and business leaders to create the product vision and contribute to the development and execution of the business and portfolio strategy.

This is a perm position with a MN Based company that offers competitive benefits, six figure salary and the opportunity for growth within the team. 

Cannot require sponsorship

Chief Financial Officer

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41472

We have been retained by our client, a fast-growing (30%+ annual YoY growth!), privately-held $50M manufacturing business in Minneapolis, to identify their next Chief Financial Officer.

This very stable but growing organization has been in business for over 20 years, and has plans to double in size in the next 3 years through both organic growth and acquisition. As part of a strong executive leadership team that has a bias for action, a strong operational CFO is required for them to achieve their aggressive growth targets. 

Responsible for Accounting, Finance, Legal and Information Technology, this hire will be responsible for around 15 people through various managers. 

This is an in-office position on the west side of the Twin Cities, and our client is only considering candidates local to Minneapolis at this time.

The selected candidate will be paid a competitive base salary, as well as a strong annual bonus, in addition to a comprehensive overall benefits package.

Executive Recruiter

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40867

SkyWater Search Partners is currently looking to hire a Senior Recruiter in our Accounting & Finance practice located in Minnetonka Carlson Towers.

As a Senior Finance Recruiter you will be responsible for helping drive the continued growth of our Accounting & Finance practice. This will be achieved through the development of recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. They will also play a major part in helping lead SkyWater’s Finance recruiting efforts; serving as a consultant to our clients. The Senior Finance Recruiter will play a critical role in ensuring we continue to recruit and place the most talented professionals in Minnesota.

Because of SkyWater's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are especially interested in meeting recruiters with diverse backgrounds who would like to join our team.

SkyWater Search Partners has been rated the #1 search firm in Minnesota for the past 5 years in a row by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. We place more people in professional full-time positions than any other Minnesota-based search firm.

In addition, we have won 9 Best Place to Work Awards, as voted by our employees, in both the Minnesota Business Magazine, as well as the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Outside of our professional rankings, we also offer an amazing corporate culture, Grade A office space with a gym, covered parking, Starbucks onsite, and everyone in our organization runs a desk! We do not believe in metrics (we don't care how many phone calls you make or how many meetings you have per week), we only care about results! We enjoy cultivating relationships and being the best talent finders for our clients!!

If you are interested in this position or would like to hear more about our firm, please apply online or reach out to Lindsay Dubbeldee directly at LDubbeldee@skywatersearch.com.

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