Vice President of Operations Resume

Added on August 18, 2011 in Executive Resumes, Management Resumes, V by admin

Rebecca Mitchell
400 Skokie Boulevard # 235 Northbrook, IL60062 201-777-7777

Vice President of Operations, Manufacturing. 25+ years experience in the creative leadership of multisite manufacturing operations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency. Facilitated significant cost savings through expertise in:

• Operations Systems
• Strategic Planning
• Cost Management
• Facilities Design
• Offshore Production
• Manufacturing Process
• Quality Control
• Supplier Partnership
• Human Resources/Labor Relations
• Compliance

March Manufacturing Inc., Glenview, Illinois 2001 – 2011
A national leader in the manufacturing of automotive water pumps with annual sales of $400 million and
1,500 employees.
Vice President of Operations
• Managed the company’s two plants in Illinois and Mexico. Directly supervised two plant managers, a materials manager, advanced manufacturing systems manager, distribution manager, manager for special projects, and training and a Quality Control Division
• Initiated and secured ISO9002 certification in two plants on the first application
• Reorganized preventative maintenance schedules that decreased scrap rates by 50% and virtually eliminated rework rates
• Orchestrated teamwork and communication between marketing and production to ensure customers received precise delivery dates and improved quality
• Guided efforts with a major supplier to turn around its sub-quality standards. Avoided a change to the competition’s vendors that could have been costly. Result: vendor achieved ISO9000 certification and is now rated top in field
Rheem 1991 -2001
A residential and industrial water heater manufacturing company.
Vice President of Mexican Operations, Atlanta, Georgia 1997 – 2001
Plant Manager/Director of Operations, Fort Smith, Arkansas 1993 – 1997
Manager of Manufacturing, Montgomery, Alabama 1991 -1993
• Instituted a quality control system in Mexican operation that resulted in highest product quality in industry. Responded to suspicions from customers and suppliers about quality of Mexican-produced goods by arranging for decision-makers to see plant in operation
• Reduced accident rate 200% and turnover rate (from 12% to 3% per month in four years) in Mexican operations by implementing unilateral training programs (e.g., skills, teamwork, supervisory)
• Negotiated commitments from vendors to ensure JIT system
• Established a 50,000-square-foot distribution center to improve service to mid-continent customers
• Prevented theft of valuable copper shipments by working with Mexican police
• Selected by senior management to solve problems in Canadian plant, which resulted in opening on schedule. Efforts led to promotion to Vice President of Mexican Operations

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• Improved Fort Smith plant operations efficiencies as a result of executing a comprehensive study. In four years increased output significantly and profits by 200% by optimizing space, decreasing product damage during production, and consolidating shipments
• Oversaw Montgomery plant closing and transfer to modern facilities. Responsibilities included identification of most economical way to equip new plant, comprehensive study on disposal of buildings, and employee transition management. Production levels remained stable and efforts led to promotion to Director of Operations

In-Tec Water Products, Inc., Saint Petersburg, Florida 1986-1991
Manufacturing Engineer

MBA, Apex School of Management, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, Florida
Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

• Strategic Planning Seminar,Northwestern University Executive Program
• Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership
• World Class Manufacturing & Process Capability Studies, K. W., Farn& Associates
• Human Resources Seminar, American Manufacturing Association
• The Employee Team Concept, The Center for Productivity
• MRP II, Oliver Wight
• Understanding Border Culture, Maquiladora Associates

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