Vice President Operations

Mount Prospect, IL

We are seeking a DVP, Operations responsible for building a culture among the organization where our customers receive consistently superior products, so as to facilitate the success of our business. This position has oversight of and management responsibility of Operations & Supply Chain activities related to product manufacturing, operational repair services, logistics, working capital management and lead the Operational Excellence initiatives. This position is also accountable for leading the talent development within the operations function.


The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience leading an Operations and Supply Chain team. Experience working in supplier development, inventory management, on-time performance, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction is preferred. The DVP of Operations will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the Business Unit Operations, from supporting production objectives to meet monthly, quarterly, and annual sales targets, to the deployment of both tactical and strategic Operational and Supply Chain initiatives.


Operations & Supply Chain: 

  • Lead manufacturing, global supply management, distribution, and repair operations, to achieve the BU revenue and profit plan through Operational Excellence initiatives of cost reduction, quality improvement, operational cost reduction, new product introduction, acquisition integration and outsourcing.
  • Assemble and communicate business level reports and presentations related to Operations Management. Consolidate Business Unit performance reporting on shipments, working capital improvement and material, VAVE and other Operational Excellence savings.
  • Negotiate short and long-term agreements with strategic suppliers to promote guaranteed cost reductions through productivity improvements and reducing Non-Value Add elements in the Supply Chain.
  • Develop and maintain a Make / Buy decision strategy for key categories of spend, factoring in major relevant factors to ensure best approach in support of the product portfolio and operational improvements.
  • Support the development and deployment of Strategic Initiatives across the Business Unit.
  • Identify Lean Manufacturing / Operational Excellence initiatives for Product and Operational cost improvements for the Business Unit.
  • Drive process improvement and cost reductions by using continuous improvement tools. Teach others to use continuous improvement methodologies to drive out waste.
  • Lead environmental, health and safety programs and dealing with regulatory agencies on related matters, as required.
  • Support in Due Diligence initiatives of target acquisitions for the Business Unit.


Data Analysis & Reporting: 

  • Establish goals and KPIs that deliver real-time actionable information across Operations Engineering, Test Engineering, Production builds, Supply Chain and Logistics.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of manufacturing strategy and readiness to support business objectives.
  • Establish metrics, measurements, tools to improve efficiency and communication; ensuring the requirements of the customer are met, optimizing product value, reducing cost and ensuring on time delivery.
  • Chair monthly operations/quality review meeting.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Management of functional team leaders within Telular BU: Operations & Test Engineering, Purchasing, Logistics.
  • Promotes and leads a culture of respect, integrity, and accountability



  • Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university, (MBA) preferred; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and training. Five – seven years’ experience in an outsourced manufacturing environment (Electro-mechanical / Electronics manufacturing).
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role within Operations, Supply Chain or similar organization for a rapidly growing enterprise solutions company.
  • History of hiring, developing, motivating and mentoring a team capable of setting and meeting ambitious goals.
  • Strong executive presence with the ability to set vision and strategy for Operations and lead the organization through large scale change.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to diagnose common customer needs and issues, and to translate those needs into actionable solutions.
  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills with a focus on process and solution and outcome-oriented frameworks.
  • Strong Operations and Supply Management skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (including Microsoft Access)
  • Knowledge and experience of MRP systems (planning and forecasting)
  • Knowledge of Business System processes
  • Knowledge of inventory control systems desirable
  • Knowledge of Electronics and Electro-mechanical manufacturing
  • ISM certification preferred
  • Formal training and application of Lean Manufacturing disciplines’ preferred


We are Telular, a business unit of AMETEK and a technology leader in IoT solutions for the commercial telematics, security and home automation markets. For over thirty years we have made smarter connections for our customers. By combining wireless technologies, purpose-built devices, and SaaS commercial offerings, we’ve been a disruptive force in the IoT market.


We’re proud of our culture of innovation and dedication to customer success that has put us in a favorable growth position based on a large and loyal customer base and an ever-increasing number of applications for its solutions.



  • Salary Minimum:  Market
  • Salary Maximum:  Market
  • Incentive:  Yes

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting. The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $7.0 billion.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges.

We employ 21,000 colleagues, in 35 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

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