VP, Engineering & Operations

AP Professionals
July 11, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Salary Range
$130K +
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a growing medical device manufacturing company in Rochester. They have a newly created role for a Vice President of Engineering & Operations. They are looking for a VP who will develop and implement strategy to lead the company’s engineering operations with responsibility for safety, quality assurance, manufacturing, supply chain, continuous improvement, engineering, and operations production. This person will provide overall leadership in ensuring on-time customer deliveries of innovative product, streamlining policies and processes, increasing efficiencies to accomplish our goal of a high performing workforce – all while leading with a hands-on approach focused on quality.


  • Develop and deploy strategy to support the company vision for developing and manufacturing products that measurably improve fluid handling and support the company’s multi-year growth plans
  • Oversee and direct the company’s quality assurance initiatives beginning with product idea creation through customer fulfillment, prioritizing team adherence to quality certification efforts
  • Manage operations and employees for the company’s manufacturing, engineering, production and quality assurance function
  • Define and recommend objectives in each area of responsibility. Develop specific short-term and long-term plans and programs, together with supporting budget requests and financial estimates
  • Review performance of operations areas against plans and standards. Develop and monitor key operational metrics in alignment with company objectives
  • Interpret and communicate results and approve/recommend changes in direction of plans
  • Ensure that, as the company grows, manufacturing capabilities meet or exceed all industry and customer requirements for cost, quality and responsiveness
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments of the company in establishing and carrying out goals and responsibilities
  • Oversee all supply chain activities, including playing an active role in critical supplier partnerships
  • Manage all continuous improvement activities
  • Develop and manage budgeting and budget execution with a focus on product costs and margins
  • Direct all production control and production process development
  • Oversee goal-setting, perform reviews, and provide coaching and career development activities for all direct reports, with an objective of building a high performing team
  • Act as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, balancing strategy and tactical activity as necessary
  • Responsible for the overall safety and health of all company employees through an active safety management program
  • Other duties as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Operations required
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Business preferred


  • 5+ years in a VP Engineering or Operations role at a manufacturing company with a strong track record of expanding responsibilities and demonstrated continuous improvement required
  • Demonstrated experience with complex manufacturing, including product assembly required
  • Medical device manufacturing experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strong leadership and coaching experience with established proficiency in developing and inspiring high performing teams in cross-functional organizations required
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop engineering, operations and quality plans required
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Experience in materials management, from planning through purchasing required
  • Experience in developing supply chain strategy and meeting performance objectives and customer expectations required
  • Demonstrated ability to minimize company risks and maintain conformity for a safe and healthy work environment required
  • Highly organized, able to multitask and work with a sense of urgency required
  • Ability to travel as needed
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