• 51235
  • 01 Feb 2019
  • Tampa, FL
  • Manufacturing
  • $200 - $250
  • Nate Skow

Job Description


I am working with a Private Equity backed manufacturing group that is seeking a President to help grow and expand a multi-site manufacturing B2B organization. This is a very unique business that will require someone that has grown organizations and has a diverse background working with various types of organizations: retail, CPG, packaging,B2B,etc.

Job Summary

Reporting to the CEO, the President is responsible for selecting, developing and leading a high performing team that provides strategic and operational guidance and leadership for production, sales, and maintenance/engineering teams.? This role is accountable for the development and achievement of monthly, quarterly, annual and long term goals and objectives as well as continuous improvement initiatives related to people/team development, safety, quality, cost, working capital, waste, and environmental management.

Duties & Essential Job Functions

  • Provide failure analysis and corrective actions in all areas.
  • Production and materials planning.
  • Minimize downtime.
  • Focus on employee development.
  • Develop, monitor and validate operations and maintenance training programs.
  • Develop and implement tracking programs to monitor goals, progress and provided trend analysis to management.
  • Utilize the full capabilities of ERP for purchasing, cost analysis, and capacity planning
  • Provide strategic leadership, mentoring and direction to the culinary production and Maintenance/engineering team.
  • Responsible for implementing and managing strategies to build relationships based.
  • Manage, coach and develop team in setting and achieving operating, customer satisfaction, employee engagement and people development goals.
  • Report daily activity results to management.
  • Prepare and manage departmental budgets, targets, and goals and ensure direct reports have appropriate information and resources needed to be accountable for results.
  • Evaluate new markets
  • Expand current market reach


  • 10 years of experience as an accomplished senior manager in manufacturing with a career showing steadily increasing responsibilities.
  • Great management and organizational skills including a track record for attracting the right people and developing a cohesive culture that fosters teamwork and efficiency.
  • Experience with Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Strong experience/exposure to B2B sales
  • Sales Leadership Experience

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong multi-departmental managerial skills
  • Some manufacturing engineering skills with experience in process automation.
  • High standards in food safety, workplace safety, and sanitation
  • Training program development and implementation experience
  • Strong budget development and management skills
  • Accomplished team leader and coach with history of helping others achieve their potential.
  • Multiple years of experience overseeing the maintenance program in a similar facility/industry.
  • Comprehensive understanding of key processes including planning, production, supply chain, maintenance and quality management.
  • Strong analytical skills with solid understanding of financial data, measurements and planning.
  • Proven success using metrics, productivity tracking and data collection systems to drive measurable continuous performance improvement.
  • Adept at translating detailed information and personal observations into fact-based performance enhancing recommendations and effectively gaining management buy in.
  • "Bridge-builder" mentality with ability to partner cross-functionally to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment.
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Approachable and skilled at building rapport with a diverse team.
  • Loves change and thrilled by exceeding expectations.
  • Strategic thinker and decision maker.


I was very impressed with Nate’s attention to detail and making sure I had as much information and guidance as possible prior to my phone interview. His comments helped understand the employer’s perspective better.
Bruce, Chief Operating Officer in Kentucky