Georgia Employer VICE PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS in Atlanta, Georgia

About Wise:Wise Foods Inc. ("Wise" or "the Company") is a leading producer of salty snacks with a long heritage. Founded in 1921, Wise is a brand of tradition and authenticity that consumers have come to know and trust over the last 90 years. Since its inception, our iconic brand has symbolized great tasting snacks for many generations of consumers including potato chips; cheese flavored baked and fried corn snacks, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn, corn chips, onion rings and other assorted snacks. The Company's core markets, described as "Wiseland", encompass 21 states in the Eastern U.S. representing approximately 35% of the U.S. Snack market.We market our products under some of the most recognizable brand names in the salty snack industry, including Wise, Cheez Doodles, New York Deli and Bravos. We also produce private label products for a limited number of retailers. Products are primarily distributed using a direct-store-door ("DSD") delivery and merchandising system and sold in major grocery retailers, neighborhood markets and urban bodegas, as well as established retailers in the mass, convenience store, drug, food service and club channels.Wise Foods is fully owned by Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. We invite you to explore growing your career with Wise!Vice President, Operations - Wise Foods, Inc.Our Vice President, Operations, reports to the CEO. Our Company has over 900 associates in 2 production facilities, 10 production lines, 6 sales branches, numerous sales points and growing. With an established market in the East Coast and Growing Markets in the West Coast and Southwest. Vice President, Operations is responsible for the cost effective, safe, and efficient operations of the plants and supply chain. They will provide vision, set objectives, monitor results/performance, establish programs and systems, sponsor safety and quality standards/improvements; develop/coach managerial staff; assist in problem-solving; provide inspiration, support and feedback; and manage all aspects of operations. Effectively implement and apply LEAN, six sigma and TPM methodologies to achieve improved performance. Build and manage a high performance team of over 600 employees. Also manage a team including 2 Plant Managers who oversee, Maintenance, Environmental & Facilities, Order Entry, Production Planning, Mechanical Maintenance, Packaging, Electrical Engineering, and Food Safety. Overall, provide effective leadership that will encourage all personnel to perform to the best of their ability and to develop to their fullest potential. Challenge is to continuously improve operations to achieve higher levels of productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.Work Location Atlanta, GA, Ft. Worth, TX or Southeast Pennsylvania Major Responsibilities:Directs manufacturing operations to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria. Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all production processes.Develop and implement strategies and policies that improve Operational Excellence in the Organization. This includes the direction, focus and visualization of activities in responsible departments to further the overall progressive goals and objectives and monitor their progress.Create and foster a continuous improvement culture throughout the organization.Assist in the development and implementation of policies, plans and practices regarding product supply/demand, delivery and authorizes the implementation of such strategy and policies.Develop and nurture talent throughout the organization.Design and lead the manufacturing strategy throughout the Organization.Collaborates with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of our organization.Duties:Create a cost efficiency strategy to improve bottom line