Senior Operations Leader (Illinois or relocation) – CPG/Beverage Manufacturing


High-energy leader with over 20 years of global leadership experience in CPG/Beverage products. Expertise in Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Business Development. Focused on continuous improvement, teamwork, developing and maintaining business relationships, flawless execution, and profitability.

Roles desired: Head of Production, Director of Manufacturing, Operations Manager, Plant Manager

  • Managed 3rd party production at two contract manufacturing sites within the US
  • Implemented a Consumer Relations department that increased response time by 75%
  • Responsible for mitigating supply risk and for reducing overall costs.
  • Created a 5-year business plan which outlined all components needed to successfully run the business, including all financial, manufacturing, legal, facility, and supplier metrics
  • Developed relationships with international suppliers to design, manufacture, and implement proprietary manufacturing equipment, supplies, and ingredients
  • Led start-up, commercialization, and business onboarding process for new contract manufacturer, R&D house, and packaging/ingredient suppliers

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration

SQF Level 3 Practitioner

Open to relocating


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Mary Chambers

Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 15 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 10 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa Group. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager and Executive Recruiter she serves our Meat and Poultry customers, Nutraceutical, Dietary Supplement, Pet Food, and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

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