We are looking for a seasoned and experienced VP of Operations to join our diverse team in San Francisco. As the leader of manufacturing and supply chain in the company, you will be responsible for managing an internal team to introduce exciting new consumer products that deeply impact human health (starting with the air we breathe). Simultaneously, you will need to drive efficiency & quality processes while scaling up current products to deliver global impact. You will be working in collaboration with engineering, product, Customer Service, and marketing / growth teams to deliver on these goals.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the manufacturing, supply chain and logistics for the product hardware, the proprietary filter subsystem, and the ongoing subscription of replacement filters.
As a VP of Operations, you will be responsible for extending the company’s culture and values (of resilience, ownership, passion, humility, and community) into the team you will build. You will also help foster and grow our manufacturing relationships to build out a community of partners that scales with the company’s growth.
After 20 years of research and development, a groundbreaking approach to clean air has arrived. We break down harmful microscopic pollutants like allergens, mold, bacteria, viruses and even airborne chemicals. While everyone is aware of dust, pollen, and pet dander, the pollutants that can cause us the most harm are microscopic like mold, viruses, bacteria, and gaseous chemicals. We break down these pollutants at the molecular level. This is done by creating a catalytic reaction that happens when our nanoparticle-coated filter is activated by light. Pollutants are completely destroyed, making the air safe for us to breathe.
Based in San Francisco, we shipped their first product in July 2017. Given the initial market and consumer success, we are poised to scale to levels to fully take advantage of this ground-breaking consumer technology.
Develop and manage the manufacturing and supply chain strategy including:
Product quality: Field quality management and continuous improvements.
Produce Reliability and Compliance in the NPI process
All business and technical aspects of the supply chain including component suppliers, contract manufactures, forward and reverse logistics.
Supply / Demand Planning
Operations responsibilities in the New Product Introduction process
Develop an organization strategy to support the growing business
Hire and staff a high performing team
The VP of operations is expected to manage the follow metrics and tactics:
Product cost through:
Effectively managing and negotiating with worldwide component suppliers, contract manufacturers and logistics suppliers
Managing CM MVA
Improving logistic costs including inbound and outbound freight
Monitor and find creative ways to increase yields through the supply chain
Building partnerships and relationships with all suppliers
Effectively managing supply and demand through setting inventory goals and continuous improving forecasting processes
Setting and improving Line item fill rate goals
Ensuring multiple sourcing as appropriate
Developing capacity strategies and implementing on time to meet product launches and customer demand
Develop and manage the capacity plans to meet the goals of the company
Field failure rate including developing and implementing an Early Field Failure rate Analysis (EFFA) capability
Drive continuous improvement in quality and quality processes
New Product Introduction Process
Drive DF(x) Design for (manufacturability, cost, support, scale, quality, ect) in the new product development process
Ensuring materials and processes are in place to meet the development phase development processes (EVT, DVT, PVT and Launch), never on the critical path
Drive systems and tools
Quality systems and data analysis tools
Organizational strategy and team development to support scale in Operations and NPI
Develop a multiyear high performing organizational plan and execute accordingly
Foster a team oriented cross functional value system
Embody company culture and values within team of: Determination, Ownership, Humility, Passion, and Community
Prior experience leading a manufacturing supply chain capability for a high volume consumer electronic and/or health product
Demonstrated experience in developing win-win supply chain strategies
Strong results oriented negotiator
Strong technical knowledge of manufacturing processes and product development
Has implemented manufacturing management tools (Arena PLM, ERP systems, etc.)
Proven track record of building high performance teams
Strong value system (honesty, integrity, diversity etc)
Results/data driven approach
BS in an engineering discipline (IE, EE or ME)
San Jose, San Francisco CA
Phone: 866 816-1615 x 823