IDEX VP Operations in Crawfordsville, Indiana
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Reporting directly to Banjo’s General Manager and sitting on the Leadership Team of Banjo, the Vice President of Operations will lead a team of over 200 people to improve Banjo’s operations through development of talent, full strategy deployment of 80/20, and execution of Lean and Continuous Improvement processes to drive customer delivery, margin and working capital improvement. Safety, quality, and delivery metrics should improve, while delivering financial commitments and ensuring shop floor understanding and buy-in on key operating metrics.
With a high degree of freedom within a disciplined framework, the VP Operations will develop and implement a robust process-based continuous improvement program at Banjo. This includes creating a rolling 12-month roadmap of improvement projects, a monthly operating cadence and regularly executed kaizens with broad cross-functional participation within the business.
With a proven servant leadership style, the VP Operations is expected to attract, develop, motivate and lead a high-performance team while furthering a cohesive, collaborative culture and ensuring that the mission and core values of the company are upheld.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities for the VP Operations include:
Accountable for all Operations including Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Quality, Molding, Machining, Assembly, Shipping & Receiving, Continuous Improvement, Maintenance and Manufacturing Engineering.
Drive a continued commitment to Lean, CI and Operational Excellence while deploying new technologies, capital improvements and processes and preparing the organization to leverage those disciplines within acquisitions.
Review, analyze and drive internal performance measures. Specifically, define and drive improvement on KPI’s in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost and working capital. Direct corrective actions when necessary.
Work closely with the entire senior leadership team to gain an in-depth knowledge of the business’ end-users, channels, products, applications and supply chain partners to fully understand what drives value and competitive advantage.
Develop and own budgeting and execution with a focus on volume, product costs and margins across the Banjo portfolio.
Coach and use Performance Management to build a strong and effective team. Provide leadership and direction to staff members, ensuring clarity of objectives and coordination of activities.
Develop a strong and deep talent pool to build bench strength for Banjo and prepare individuals for other opportunities within IDEX.
The VP Operations position represents an opportunity for a skilled leader to have a substantial positive impact on the profitable future of a growing company. The successful leader will have ample growth opportunities across the IDEX family of businesses.
CANDIDATE PROFILE AND COMPETENCIES
Banjo is in search of a leader who possesses a strong and proven servant leadership and engagement- building skillset. Our successful candidate will be a natural leader and a fast-paced collaborative team player who is able to lead both directly and through influence while adapting quickly to situations with high levels of ambiguity. He/she will be a high-energy, transformational operations leader with experience crafting growth-oriented manufacturing strategies while managing a complex production system. As a high-drive/low-ego organizational change leader, our successful candidate must also have a track record of developing future functional leaders; therefore, he/she needs to have a proven ability to quickly assess and develop talent.
The VP Operations position requires an individual with a comprehensive background in manufacturing operations management and proven abilities to deliver both production growth and cost efficiency that create competitive advantage. Critically, the individual must have a demonstrated mastery of a variety of Lean, Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence tools (i.e.: value stream mapping, standard work, 5S, flow, pull, SMED, etc.) to effectively lead within Banjo’s 80/20 operating framework.
Our successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading operational initiatives with a sense of urgency to achieve results that meet and exceed business strategies. He/she will possess the ability to design, develop and implement Lean-based, metric-driven operational roadmaps while continually creating and supporting a mindset of continuous improvement across a manufacturing organization. Assessing situations from a “General Manager’s” point of view, the individual will have strong financial acumen and an ability to align the manufacturing plan with the business’ strategic profitable growth objectives.
The VP Operations position requires candidates with an academic foundation that includes a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering, business or a technical discipline. An advanced degree in a related field or an MBA is a plus but not a pre-requisite.
The Vice President of Operations will be based in Banjo’s primary headquarters location in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Banjo Corporation ( www.banjocorp.com ) is a leading global manufacturer of liquid handling products. Specializing in injection-molded, glass-reinforced polypropylene products, Banjo prides itself on innovate design, skillful engineering, precise manufacturing and finding the solution that works best for their customer base. Banjo offers an extensive product line to a vast array of agricultural and industrial applications. With sales, technical support and distribution facilities in The Netherlands, Italy and Brazil, the company’s products are marketed and sold all over the world and include valves, manifold systems, tank accessories, line strainers and pumps.
Banjo is an IDEX company and operates in the company’s Fluid and Metering Technologies platform. Banjo utilizes the IDEX operating model which is focused on growth with a maniacal focus on Great Teams, Embracing 80/20 and Customer Obsession. Based in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Banjo has steadily grown and has a strategy to continue to expand its presence across a diverse set of markets through organic investments and acquisitions.
IDEX Corporation (“Innovation, Diversity and Excellence”) is a diversified, engineered products company serving high-growth niche markets globally. The company specializes in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies, dispensing equipment, fire safety and other diversified products built to their customers’ exacting specifications. IDEX invests in new products and markets to drive organic growth; acquiring complementary technologies to their existing offerings; and building a culture of operational and commercial excellence to deliver exceptional performance to their customers and shareholders. More information is available at www.idexcorp.com .
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Job Family: Operations
Business Unit: Banjo