VP of Operations – FILLED

The Wellington Group has been engaged by a global leader in consumer product marketing to hire an experienced Operations Executive to lead the overall operational strategy for the sales and marketing retail business unit. This is a new position reporting to a company Sr. Executive and will oversee various operations functional areas for the organization. If you are a “roll-up your sleeves and dive into creative solutions and client expectations” Executive Manager then don’t wait, apply for this job TODAY!

 This position will be accountable for the following:

 Strategic Leadership:

  • Create and define the long-term strategy for the Marketing Operations Team, including but not limited to, sourcing and procurement strategy, planning strategy, integrated data management strategy, and field support strategy
  • Responsibility for setting the overall operational strategy
  • Overseeing the Business Unit P&L, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Secure and align resources to enable the long-term strategy for the Marketing Operations Team
  • Measure and evaluate operational activity against the go-to-market strategy and intended results

Tactical Leadership:

  • Tactical Leadership: Harness the operational capabilities of the organization to drive programs and processes while driving budgetary discipline
  • Maintain and protect client relationships through the collection of strategic data, meeting internal service level agreements, supporting client program reviews, and managing client/contract expectations
  • Coordinate and successfully launch trade exhibits, shows, and regular company field programs to meet and exceed customer or client expectations

Operational Leadership: 

  • Build processes and infrastructure to enable scalable, measureable and profitable growth
  • Set expectations and interface closely with all stakeholders on the Executive Leadership Team on performance against execution goals
  • Oversee management of staff through prioritization, workload balancing/utilization, employee recognition/rewards and staff development to keep unplanned turnover at a minimum and staff morale high


  • Make adjustments and optimize service quality to maximize our one-to-one consumer interactions
  • Work closely with other business leaders (i.e. Talent Acquisition, Field Execution, etc) to maximize processes
  • Identify and attend approved trade exhibits, shows and regular company field programs to develop and maintain knowledge base
  • Identify gaps and best practices in operational support to improve overall performance

Requirements for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree Preferred
  • 10+ years leadership experience in a sales and/or marketing environment, including full P&L responsibility (budgeting, forecasting, etc.)
  • Experience working with major retail chains or consumer product lines and brands is preferred
  • Strategic thinking and process development skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Expert level influencing skills – ability to manage internal and external boundaries, set expectations, and build alignment at varying management levels/client interface
  • Expert level insight skills – ability to identify and develop robust data on internal and external operations (especially regarding customer expectations and alternatives) and transform that data into decisions that balance risk with reward
  • Expert level execution skills – ability to coordinate mutually agreed expectations of what is promised to the customer into measureable business results
  • Expert level credibility skills – ability to use personal effectiveness to link relationships, processes and business methodologies with revenue-producing activities
  • Ability to manage and develop a team of 10 or more employees, including direct and indirect reports

Industry: Operations, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Retail, Consumer, Electronics, Food, CPG

Don’t wait, apply with The Wellington Group today!
(all information will be held in the strictest of confidence)

The Wellington Group ( https://twgrecruiters.com) +1 910-338-2795

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