Vice President of Operations – Northeast Region

US-PA-Ft. Washington
2 weeks ago
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Management - Operations


PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently recruiting a VP of Operations for our NE Region in Fort Washington, Pa. Our history is marked by consistent growth and expansion, which has significantly widened our scope of experience and capabilities as a lubricant distributor. Our mission is to provide lubrication solutions that create value for our customers. We will realize this mission through our commitment to our employees as well as to the highest standards of service, quality, integrity, and safety.


The Vice President of Operations – Northeast Region is responsible for managing the operations of eight facilities representing the Northeast Region. Responsibilities include the creating a safe environment for our associates, order fulfillment for our customers, stewardship of our inventory, fleet & other assets, and financial performance against budgets. This person reports to the SVP of Operations, and is part of the PetroChoice leadership team contributing to key strategic initiatives in addition to day-to-day operations. PetroChoice is an aggressively growing company, and this role requires leadership in a changing environment.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree with at least 10 years of related experience in Operations Management preferably in wholesale distribution.


We offer a competitive starting salary; a comprehensive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision, 401K plan; paid time off; company paid long term disability and company paid life insurance.


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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The Company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.   All work is to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Company standards. Other duties may be assigned.


Operations Management responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operations business plans to include all program requirements, personnel productivity and efficiency, inventory management, distribution costs, and image for the Northeast region
  • Provide input to the development of product strategy and new and emerging products.
  • Identify new technology or “Best Practices” aimed toward improving customer satisfaction and efficiency.
  • Manage all distribution, inventory and quality control standards.
  • Provide guidance to the development of an Operations process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility and equipment needs.
  • Ensure all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are met.
  • Coordinate regional Operations activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum product distribution and utilization of human resources, and equipment.
  • Review distribution, inventory and operating reports and direct the resolution of operational and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent product distribution delays.
  • Perform administrative activities associated with the effective management of operations, including compiling, storing, and retrieving data for reports and budgets
  • Determine responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives.
  • Train and ensure all assigned employees are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations.

Safety Responsibilities:

  • Implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Plan and implement programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.
  • Inspect organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
    Provide information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  • Lead investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  • Compile and submit accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in maintaining safety files and records.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing eight Branch Operations Managers and staff, as well as regional operations support staff.



Ability to travel 50% of the time.




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
  • Interpersonal - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Team Work - contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Delegation - delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities;
  • Ethics - treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Change Management - develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Quality Management - looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen – understands the balance between customer service, cost and safety; understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Strategic Thinking - develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university with at least 10 years related experience in Operations Management.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software, Inventory software and experience working in an enterprise wide system. Experience working in and ERP environment is desirable.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.


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