Industry: Engineered steel products and international supply chain logistics/warehousing Company:
With global reach, Company designs, manufactures, machines, assembles and stocks critical to quality carbon steels in various grades for parts for railroad, locomotive, trucking, agriculture, and construction industries. As a major player, Company is seen as a superior operator when it comes to the quality, value and ready availability of their product and service range. The Company is a highly networked and globally connected single-source provider to major companies.
Location: Southeastern US
Reporting Relationship: Reports to President
The Company requires a top professional to bring expertise and be part of the senior management team. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) leads the overall global operations of the business on a daily basis as well as driving the growth strategies of sourcing and customer services.
This involves overseeing all engineering, quality, production, inventory management/logistics, vendor relationships, environmental health & safety management, oversight of all Company foreign plant operations. The COO provides leadership and management to ensure strong operational controls, quality, and reporting systems so that production is on schedule to the required standards of quality, cost, delivery, and safety. Once established in the position and knowledgeable about the dynamics of the business, the COO should be prepared to take on management of profit & loss.
Direct Reports: 11 including operations, engineering, quality control and logistics
Ideal candidate will be a driven and entrepreneurial leader with business and commercial management experience, and background in fabrication/casting/forging industry. Production experience will include knowledge of best practices in operations management, demand planning, distribution, plant maintenance, organizational effectiveness, business management, and project management.
Experience in China highly desirable.
College degree in Finance or Business required; metals or materials science background helpful