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Vice President Operations

Company: Meati Foods
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description:

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Meati Foods is on a mission to help feed everyone -- forever. We believe everyone should have the choice to eat nutritious, unprocessed protein grown from nature. That's why we harness a single, infinite ingredient called mycelium the muscular root structure of mushrooms to put delicious Good Energy on your plate without compromising on health for you and your family, or for the planet. Get to know Meati at www.meati.com or on Instagram.

Company Culture:

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place from a nutritional, mental, and environmental perspective. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Meati Foods a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of Meati Foods and the growing plant-based meat category.

Description:

Meati Foods is looking for a VP of Operations to join the leadership team and grow the foundation of our manufacturing capabilities, supply chain and logistics, and our plant operations. They will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee operations activities, as well as developing and implementing efficient and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs. They will build a world-class team and create an exceptional work environment to promote Meatis ability to deliver and scale efficiently.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plant Operations Responsible for leadership, management, and oversight of the team and all functions of Meatis production facilities. This includes employees, equipment, materials, processes, innovation, and automation. Production facilities are responsible for producing Meatis various alternative protein products.
  • Capital Projects Responsible for leadership, management, and oversight of the team and all functions for expanding manufacturing into new geographies and markets. This includes supporting construction projects on multiple sites as well as design and layout, hiring talent, startup, etc.
  • Supply Chain Ownership of the entire process including the flow of goods and services that will be used to transform raw materials into high-quality, nutritional, alternative protein. Oversee the team and all functions that develop vendor relationships, pricing structures, cost analysis and actively streamline supply-side activities.
  • Quality Maintain and deliver the highest quality products from the plants with high acumen for food safety to customers
  • Health & Safety Support and drive safety programs and initiatives which promote a safety-driven culture across the organization

Characteristics & Skills

  • Leadership - Provide strong leadership with the ability to focus, organize, motivate, utilize and align team members to meet company goals. Influence behavioral changes through effective leadership.
  • Planning - Develop strategic plans for the execution of activities that support company objectives, help develop processes and project milestones, in order to meet project deadlines.
  • Intuitive - Use past knowledge, experience, and instincts to identify areas of potential problems and head off issues proactively.
  • Communications - Exhibit polished presentation skills when talking to diverse and varied groups including employees, vendors, investors, and partners.
  • Analytical - Analyze, understand and use logical reasoning to identify problems, and to provide leadership with the needed productivity data for decision making.
  • Problem-solving - Find solutions to difficult and challenging problems using experience and knowledge. Implement new solutions resulting in measurable success and effectiveness.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of executive leadership experience in operations in production, construction or site work, technology, and innovation
  • 10+ years experience of food manufacturing experience
  • Has worked in fast-paced, fluid start-up company environments and has the capacity and willingness to adjust quickly to ever-changing priorities. Understands the challenges of a start-up environment, its constraints on people resources, and tight budget controls and is still able to produce at a high level.

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