C17-30 Vice President, Manufacturing #C17-30

Department Manufacturing | Location Sandpoint, ID Corporate


Position Title: Vice President, Manufacturing

Pay Classification: Exempt

Department: Manufacturing   

Location: Sandpoint, ID

Title of Supervisor: CEO and President

Starting Wage: DOE

Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Purpose and Scope:

The Vice President, Manufacturing will lead and oversee the daily operations of five food product manufacturing facilities in multiple states.   The role is responsible for overall strategy, direction, planning and profit of the company’s manufacturing operations. 


Guiding Principles-Culture-Service

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles

  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers

  • Develop, mentor and coach staff such that each person is empowered to contribute with enthusiasm and excellence

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with the CEO and President and cross-functional business partners on manufacturing plans, goals, future product innovation, operational efficiency enhancements, engineering and capital investments.

  • Serve on the Executive Team utilizing technical know-how of manufacturing acumen and key data analytics to help set future direction.

  • Partner with the CFO and provide ongoing analysis and recommendations to address identified financial and operational challenges and opportunities leading to increased business performance metrics and net profit.

  • Lead and develop five Manufacturing leadership positions being responsible for the development, growth and retention of the team including talent pipeline and succession planning.

  • Take necessary action(s) to strengthen the team; solidify succession plans, mentor subordinates and other employees, and improve overall management capabilities.

  • Ensure manufacturing capacity and capabilities meet or exceed all customer requirements and industry regulations.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams on manufacturing plans, goals and future innovations.

  • Lead and oversee facility and capital planning, logistics, automation, engineering and maintenance.

  • Ensure quality control standards are met and/or exceeded in a regulated environment.

  • Play an active role in senior level negotiations with client companies and manufacturing partners.

  • Drive manufacturing capabilities that meet or exceed all industry and customer requirements for cost, quality and responsiveness.

  • Develop and manage budgeting and budget execution with a focus on product costs and margins.

  • Develop and execute COGS plan to meet or exceed Company’s margin targets.

  • Interface with senior level managers, peers, and direct reports to maintain mutual understanding of product needs, regulatory and production requirements.

  • Motivate production managers inspiring high performance and production while ensuring quality.

  • Drive a three-year strategic operations plan making strategic adjustments when necessary.

  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to assist in planning further productivity improvements, financing and management planning.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications to Perform Work:


  • BS Degree from an accredited University

  • Ten+ years of increasingly responsible leadership and management experience in manufacturing and/or operations in a similar environment preferably a Food/FDA/USDA regulated company

  • Multi-plant, multi-state experience highly preferred



  • Proven and strong background in strategic planning, critical thinking, capital and facility planning and engineering

  • Proven success in improvement of cost management/quality/processes/profits/safety record in a food manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of logistics, purchasing and shipping as well as quality control

  • Knowledge of flexible and rigid packaging process in a formula based manufacturing environment

  • Education and strong experience in Kaizen Lean Manufacturing

  • Hands on experience leading Safety Program and initiatives

  • Hold self and other leaders accountable for prompt resolution on key business issues likely to impact customer satisfaction and overall company operations, providing coaching and guidance as needed

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proven and strong mentoring and teambuilding skills


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear

  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, and taste or smell and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

  • Overnight travel required


The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.



Litehouse, Inc. is a 100% Employee Owned Company-EEO-AA

We invite all interested parties with the qualifications for this position to complete our online application.

Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com

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