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EVP Operations/Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Itasca, IL
  • Posted: February 28, 2023
  • Full-Time
Position Summary:

Oversee Operations encompassing the functions of Customer Service, Order Management, E-commerce, IT, Logistics, Fulfillment, and Facilities in North America.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
  • Works with individual department operational leaders to budget and monitor all expenses for responsible departments
  • Provides forecasts and projections timely to ensure fulfillment center resources are aligned to meet monthly company revenue goals
  • Measure and maintain departmental metrics, analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements as necessary
  • Confers with the Senior Leadership Team to formulate and set strategies, policies and performance targets for their areas of responsibility
  • Work to seek improvements to process, technique, and execution, as well as adoption of improved systems and or tools to assure maximum functional profitability
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
  • Ensures Operation stays aligned with Finance, to ensure timely accurate reporting and insightful analytics for use in forward looking decisions.

  • VP of Operations direct reporting position in place
  • Spearhead the acquisition and implementation of new technologies relating to Telecommunications, Reprographics and Facility Management that services the needs of the entire organization
  • Direct and oversee space planning resulting in increased efficiencies both inter-departmental and corporate-wide.
  • Develop annual capital and operational expense budgets relating to North American facilities
  • Assist with special projects relating to IT, Customer Service and E-Commerce

Information Technology
  • VP of Information Technologies direct reporting position in place
  • Lead technology efforts that support business initiatives
  • Ensure investments deliver planned ROI
  • Ensure IT Team stays current in skills and technology trends; for example cyber security

Logistics, Order Managements, and Customer Service
  • VP of Operations direct reporting position in place
  • Works with department leave to oversee 325,000-square foot 3PL pick-and-pack warehouse
  • Maintain metrics by processing documentation and customer SLA statistics
  • Analyze financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies
  • Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services
  • Recommend, plan, or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes
  • Analyze Customer Service Metrics, establish key performance indicators and drive improvement

E-commerce and Business to Business Website
  • E-commerce Manager direct reporting position in place
  • Works with department leader to oversee direct to consumer E-commerce and B2B websites to ensure messaging and policies are aligned with company vision
  • Develops and maintains budgets for online marketing efforts for Google and social media platforms
  • Ensures third party applications for site functions and payment options are up to date and in line to meet current consumer needs

Experience, Competencies, and Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree required, MBA preferred.
  • 6+ years of Operations leadership experience
  • Experience leading IT teams
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, works effectively with outside vendors
  • Ability to lead and meet project deadlines within budget
  • Intermediate word processing skills, intermediate Excel
  • 10+ years of supervisory experience in retail/wholesale/eCommerce

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Light physical effort equal to frequent lifting or moving of lightweight materials.
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, bend and reach, use hands to handle objects, tools or controls, climb ladders, and move fixtures.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate




Itasca, IL
60143 USA