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Opportunity:Vice President, Operations
Location:Scarborough,, ON
Industry:Manufacturing
Date Posted:3/3/2017

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Vice President, Operations, Cosmetica Laboratories Inc.

 

 The Client:

 Over the last number of years, Cosmetica has grown significantly and evolved into a highly reputable player as a custom, innovative manufacturer of quality cosmetics for globally renowned beauty brands.Today the company has a highly-diversified workforce, employs about 1,500 people in its 270,000-square foot facility located in the east end of Toronto.Cosmetica is a privately-held Canadian company. The owner has supported the Company in its initiatives and direction to compete effectively in a sector that requires a strong balance between creativity and technical knowledge in creating unique products that bring their clients’ vision to reality.Every year Cosmetica creates hundreds of new and innovative formulations by partnering closely with clients to meet their highly specialized and exacting needs. Cosmetica fulfills a wide range of customer orders – from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of pieces per SKU – while constantly juggling multiple variables involved in meeting client orders and the need for speed to market.

 Cosmetica continues to grow on an annual basis, with a very strong growth strategy. At the same time, there is a need to attract the right new General Manager, who can continue converting potential and strategy into action.

 The Position:

 The Vice President, Operations reports to the President and will be the senior executive in the organization responsible for all operational aspects of the business including: Plant Management, Quality Assurance & Control, Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement, Warehouse & Inventory Management, and Logistics & Distribution. This is a complex, fast-paced environment requiring an excellent operations leader who is results-oriented in supporting and enhancing existing business while also being strategic to plan, identify, and introduce operational changes that will support future growth.

 The new Vice President will look for ways to enhance operations by playing a key role on the leadership team, by enhancing the capability and capacity of the team. This will support significant growth expectations.

 The Vice President, Operations needs a leadership style that encourages the Cosmetica operations team to continue delivering on their collective goals and provides direction to help the organization realize continuous improvements.

 The Candidate:

 The successful candidate will have an engineering and business degree and will have worked in a senior management operations capacity with significant people management responsibility for a minimum of 10 years. The ideal candidate will have experience in production/manufacturing, supply chain management, quality assurance, and distribution and preferably has gained this expertise in environments of high operational complexity; custom contract manufacturing experience would be highly beneficial. Food/personal care product manufacturing principles would be of value.

 In fulfilling the role, the successful candidate will have high energy, and outcome orientation, excellent communication skills, complemented with superlative leadership skills in developing and building the team to support strong relationships with clients and other departments. In addition, the Vice President, Operations will have a verifiable record of success in proactively leading and developing operations teams and the ability to initiate and translate strategy into positive outcomes. This role is best suited to one who is comfortable in executing change, works with a sense of urgency, and takes personal accountability in his or her own success. 

 Moreover, this individual will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Accordingly, the successful candidate will exude considerable integrity and credibility in managing and leading others. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to take on broader and even more senior management responsibilities.

 Attractions to this role:

 This is a very successful, profitable business with plans to grow significantly over the next 3-5 years, with the addition of more leadership talent.

 Location:

Scarborough, Ontario

 Apply:

For more information, please contact David Howes, WMC Executive Search Consultants at davidh@wmc.on.ca  or contact by telephone at 416 362-6863 x230.     

 



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