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Vitalus Nutrition Inc. (Vitalus) is a privately held company with a private equity partner based in the Fraser Valley that manufactures speciality milk ingredients used in the food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries. The company is undertaking an executive search to recruit a seasoned Vice President, Operations (VP) to work in a rapidly scaling operation who has a progressive leadership style, deep experience in food manufacturing/processing operations, and expertise in project managing large-scale capital projects. The Vice President, Operations (VP) will work with an entrepreneurial and people-oriented CEO and be a key member of the senior leadership team highly engaged in driving an ambitious strategic plan.
An inspirational and trusted people-first leader, the VP will possess exceptional leadership and mentoring skills and actively develop the operations team, elevate their skills, and build a high performing team. The ideal candidate will have an MBA or other post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, 15+ years of progressive senior operations management, culminating in a COO or VP Operations role, and deep knowledge of ERP/MRP systems. Experience in food processing, pharmaceutical or ingredients manufacturing is essential. Previous experience managing multiple sites is preferred.
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