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Vice President, Operations

Austin, TX

As the Vice President of Operations, you own the operations function of the business, including supply chain and manufacturing. The ideal candidate is a builder who can get his or her hands dirty and leverage past experience and playbooks to improve existing operations and develop new processes and systems in a way that’s appropriate for ROKA.  


(Relocation available)

Experience: 15+ years

Commitment: Full Time 

Compensation: Competitive


Responsibilities:

  • Lead supply chain and manufacturing teams to achieve company goals 
  • Oversee continued buildout of ROKA’s in house eyewear manufacturing
  • Supervise day-to-day program operations and work with the executive team to identify challenges in operational processes and develop strategies to improve efficiencies
  • Participate in setting organizational strategy and operating goals. Translate strategy into operational plans
  • Develop operating budgets and resource plans to execute growth initiatives
  • Forecast business trends for company operations 
  • Identify problems, build plans and drive implementation 
  • Optimize resources, including inventory, facilities, budget dollars, physical and capital assets, and talent
  • Ensure appropriate reporting tools are in place to monitor results with a focus of driving continual improvement, efficiency, and effectiveness of key business processes
  • Coordinate with managers across multiple departments to ensure the departments operate smoothly and are on track 
  • Build and maintain measures for improving business processes & strategies for success


Must Haves:

Skills and Attributes

  • Player/Coach mentality and ability
  • Highly detail-oriented, results-oriented, and growth-mindset-oriented
  • Excellent communicator across all levels and mediums 
  • Ability to think creatively, analytically and strategically in applied problem solving
  • Strong business orientation, analytical aptitude, and strong math and computing skills with strong numeracy
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial perspective on business
  • Thrives in cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team structures
  • Ability to foresee and prevent project roadblocks
  • “Yes, We’ll Find a Way” mentality. Ready to say “Yes, let’s make it happen” and then figure out how to achieve it
  • Results-driving AND team-supporting
  • Demonstrated ability to pivot when strategies aren’t working, generate new ideas and strategies, and execute against them


Experience:

  • 10+ years of business and operations leadership experience
  • Experience in manufacturing operations and the needs and capabilities of each department
  • Experience managing a supply chain function (inventory management, demand planning, logistics)
  • Experience managing fulfillment (in house or via 3PL)
  • Knowledge of performance eyewear industry a plus 
  • Demonstrated excellence at team building and management.


Work Location:

ROKA is located in Austin, TX, USA. This is an “in person” role, and candidates must be prepared to work on-site full-time. Remote candidates will not be considered for this position.


Benefits Include

  • Competitive compensation
  • Employee and industry discounts
  • Fun and casual but high-performance atmosphere
  • Onsite corporate gym
  • Health, dental, vision & FSA, employer paid life insurance
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • 401(k) with match
  • Gym membership stipend
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

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