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Director of Operational Processes and Efficiencies

Company: WX
Location: Novato
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About Us:Founded in 1999, WX is a privately-owned innovative beverage alcohol company that produces wine in 17 countries, on 5 different continents, and ships to 12 countries in Asia, Europe, Australasia, and North America. With offices located in Novato, CA and London, WX offers a unique working environment, with the fast pace of an entrepreneurial start-up and the down-to-earth atmosphere found in the Northern California wine industry. We seek people who are passionate about making a difference in the industry and their careers.You can find out more by visiting our website: Director of Operational Processes and EfficienciesThe Director of Operational Processes and Efficiencies at WX Brands is a new position that will work cross functionally throughout our organization with the primary focus on operations and processes. This position is responsible for understanding and improving how the business operates with a particular focus on ensuring accurate, real-time information (with an initial focus on bulk wine and finished goods inventory) is available through the Companys ERP system (Microsoft Navision), leveraging systems to enhance our performance, identifying and implementing improved ways of operating, establishing key performance indicators and identifying and eliminating unnecessary or redundant activities.This role is based in our Novato office. However, due to COVID, we are all currently working remote. Once we feel comfortable opening the office broadly, the expectation is that you will work a hybrid schedule consisting of 2-3 day a week in the office, and the rest from home.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES Leverage data analytics to identify trends and suggest improvements or modifications to processes and documenting Standard Operating Procedures used by winemaking, procurement, production, customer service and logistics. Designing processes to ensure the business is transacting accurately and in real time in the Companys ERP system with a particular focus on business processes for transactions related to the Companys inventories. Identifying and implementing opportunities to leverage existing systems to operate more efficiently. Identifying and recommending new systems to operate more efficiently. Identifying unnecessary or redundant activities and eliminating such activities. Establishing KPIs to measure operational accuracy and efficiency and constantly monitoring the same. Driving change to allow the Company to scale and grow profitably. Facilitate cross functional teams to solve complex problems. Lead and coach team on continuous improvement methodology.REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Bachelors of Science in related field required; a degree in industrial engineering strongly preferred. A minimum of five years of experience as process engineer or similar position, preferably in the wine industry. Strong knowledge of wine operations and working with a variety of third-party suppliers and vendors. Process design experience and expertise. Fluency in Microsoft Navision (or similar ERP system). Strong knowledge of accounting. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, build trust, and implement change. Exceptional analytical and communication skills. Executive level communication and collaboration skills. Hands-on leader who will roll up sleeves and act as both player and coach when required. Team-builder who possess high engagement level; able to inspire followership. Balance of strategic vision and tactical implementation. Lean and Six Sigma certification a strong plus. Experience with inventory management and customer service processes are pluses.Perks:WX offers a competitive benefits package including PTO starting at 19 days per year plus employee pricing on our amazing products! We offer an entrepreneurial environment that promotes career growth by leaps and bounds while being part of a team-oriented environment that knows how to have fun!

Keywords: WX, Novato , Director of Operational Processes and Efficiencies, Executive , Novato, California

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