Vice President, Operations - Watkins Wellness
Posted on: June 7, 2021
As our Vice President of Operations for Watkins Wellness, you
will develop and execute all Operations-related strategic
initiatives, oversee the tactical management of Supply Chain,
Manufacturing (all plants), Quality Assurance, Continuous
Improvement, Advanced Manufacturing, and Maintenance and
Facilities, at all our manufacturing locations. To optimize Watkins
Wellness' Operations and produce our leading hot tub and aquatic
fitness products such, Hot Spring Spas, Caldera Spas, Freeflow
Spas, Fantasy Spas and Endless Pools, you will lead multiple teams
across multiple facilities in Vista, CA and Tijuana, Mexico, and
develop short and long-term plans to achieve Watkins' overall
quality, business, and profit objectives. This leadership position
is based out of our Vista, CA headquarters.
YOUR RIPPLE EFFECT
- Are you an inspirational leader? You will lead and manage
multiple teams which include direct reports and indirect reports
(~2500 employees across U.S. and Mexico). Through your direct
reports, which include Plant Managers, and leaders within
Operations, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Advanced Manufacturing
and Continuous Improvement, you will ensure that your leaders are
creating engaged and motivated teams, managing performance, and
coaching and mentoring team members
- Do you have a strategic mindset? You will develop and implement
both short- and long-term manufacturing strategies and programs
designed to improve our company's growth, competitive position, and
profitability. You will be responsible for leading strategies
related to Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Automation, New
Product Introduction, and overall production of our products in
- Are you results-oriented? You will provide strategic and
tactical management of our manufacturing plants in Vista,
California and additional facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. You will
also ensure that the day-to-day operations are being handled and
that each facility is running smoothly through the respective Plant
- Do you have a passion for Supply Chain? As our Vice President
of Operations, you will have oversight of our Supply Chain function
(through a Director of Supply Chain), which includes, production
planning, strategic sourcing, procurement, master scheduling,
inventory management, import/export, trade compliance and
logistics, including service parts, accessories, and kitting.
- Are you quality-focused? We will look to you to ensure that our
products conform to, or extend, established quality standards.
- Are you a champion for Safety? You will lead your teams to
adopt a safety mindset to promote health and safety throughout the
- Can you drive Continuous Improvement and Lean concepts? You
will help to evangelize a Continuous Improvement culture and will
identify, implement, and manage process improvements, through the
Masco Operating System and Continuous Improvement measures, and
create and implement support strategies, measurements, and metrics
across the organization.
- Are you focused on Cost-Efficiency? You will work to achieve
total cost productivity targets (cost reduction, automation,
vertical integration, etc.) through YOY savings measures, sourcing,
different suppliers, resource management, advanced manufacturing
- Can you effectively manage resources? You will provide
efficient management, oversight, and review of all resources,
including team members, technical, material, and financial
resources, to achieve optimum profitability over the budget
- Can you manage a budget? As part of this role, you will prepare
and manage the Operations' expense and capital budgets by
participating in the budget planning and forecasting processes, as
well as reviewing department expenses throughout the year.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering,
Supply Chain, or Operations-related field of study is required.
M.B.A or master's degree is highly preferred. The equivalent
combination of education and experience may be considered.
- 7 to 10 years' experience at a senior manufacturing leadership
level, with a strong manufacturing and supply chain background.
Knowledge of manufacturing in Mexico and experience working with
Maquiladoras is helpful and preferred. Experience managing multiple
- Exceptional leadership capabilities along with demonstrated
success in team leadership and performance management are
- APICS, CPIM, and/or Six Sigma Black belt certifications are a
- Highly proficient in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel.
HRIS - Workday is preferred. Advanced ERP system familiarity.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, ability to
present and inspire small to large audiences.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the
ability to interact with all levels in the organization. Must be
able to present information to a group of co-workers, supervisors,
managers or higher-level executives.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus but not
- Must be willing and able to travel to Tijuana, Mexico on a
weekly basis and/or as needed.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
At Watkins Wellness, people matter. To help you "Feel good. Live
well" at work and at home, we provide a competitive package
including exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off,
bonus, profit sharing, 401k, tuition reimbursement and much
We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always
Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes
Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in
Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values
Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).
The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision,
peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work
environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is a global leader in the design,
manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and
building products. Our portfolio of products enhances the way
consumers all over the world experience and enjoy their living
spaces. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr
paint; Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and shower fixtures;
Kichler decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring spas. We
leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales
channels and geographies to create value for our customers and
shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit
Watkins (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer and we
want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company
makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company's
policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity
(including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion,
salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and
conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry,
age, physical/mental disability, medical condition,
marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status,
height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by
federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying
with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.
This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations
of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and
prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the
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