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Vice President of Operations / COO

Company: Formulated Solutions
Location: Largo
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Formulated Solutions Innovates, Formulates and Creates consumer brands. We put together a broadly talented team of experts in manufacturing, production, laboratory, regulatory, distribution and marketing, that possesses an unparalleled drive to deliver market-ready products of the highest quality. Our in-house technologies in Aerosol, Biochemistry, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical and Polymer Chemistry, coupled with innovative package design and strategic marketing services, provides clients with one of the fastest design-to-market solutions in the world. We serve companies in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and specialty chemical applications. We also support small and large companies in generating and producing unique products for the retail market.

Formulated Solutions offers a wide range of benefit options for our full-time employees, allowing them to find the right plan to enroll into. We also offer 401k with a company match and much more! If you are hard-working, self-motivated and looking for a new and exciting career opportunity, apply today!


Provide overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability as well as day-to-day leadership and management to all company operations functions.


Manage organization operations by directing and coordinating activities consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies of the company.

Implement programs to ensure attainment of business plan for growth and profit.

Provide direction and structure to operating units under the authority of this position.

Implement improved processes and management methods to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization.

Develop and create strategies and policies aligned with organizational goals.

Provide mentoring and guidance to subordinates and other employees.

Directly supervises those managers under the operations umbrella.

Interpret policies, purposes, and goals of the organization for subordinates.

Responsible for subordinate employees' performance reviews

Follows direction set by Chief Executive Officer.

Ensure senior management is proactively kept abreast of potential problems, work interference, schedule difficulties, employee issues and /or client issues.

Regular communication with customers and vendors concerning projects or problem solving opportunities.


Required (i.e. knowledge, prior experience)

15 years of demonstrated leadership skills.

Background and working knowledge in manufacturing chemicals used in finished products dispensable through a variety of packaging options including aerosols.

Strong administrative, management and personnel recruitment skills.

Must be able to use computer and office equipment and be open to traveling as well as working long hours, which might include evenings and weekends. Additionally must be adaptable to change.

Experience in managing labor at all levels within the organization.

Industry manufacturing equipment and practices.

Must be able to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds.

Preferred Additional

An adequate understanding of FDA, EPA, DOT, OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory agencies that govern or impact the operations or the company.

Writing and implementing company policies and procedures.

Creating reports and supplying information to others to assist in decision making activities.

Utilize Lean, Six Sigma and 5S tools to engage employees in continuous improvement efforts.

Internal structure of other company departments as well as an understanding of their goals and objectives.


(List the skills and abilities necessary to carry out the requirements of the position)

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and partners.

Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Ability to successfully work to reach company goals in an environment in which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required of this position.


Technical Skills and Experience (if applicable)

(i.e., computing, negotiating)

Word, Excel, Project Manager, Visio, Outlook, Power Point, Access, Jet Reports, Crystal or equivalent. Database structure.

Material handling, packaging, blending, milling etc

Process systems.

Education and/or Training

Related Bachelor's degree, MBA or Masters Degree preferred, will consider experience.


Keywords: Formulated Solutions, Largo , Vice President of Operations / COO, Other , Largo, Florida

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