Vice President/Sr. Director, Operations and Manufacturing (West of the Rocky Mountains) – Beverage Category


Highly motivated and experienced executive skilled in orchestrating and driving operations and strategic planning, with focused experience in leadership, team & culture building, manufacturing operations, fermentation, process engineering, and supply chain. Responsible for scaling manufacturing operations and portfolio growth from facilities, equipment and people.

  • Deep experience managing over 100+ people across all plant departments, from Safety, Brewing Production, Packaging, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance/Food Safety and Maintenance & Engineering.
  • Scaling growth across complex portfolios of beer, hard apple cider, sugar based seltzers, frozen treats, spirits, non-alcoholic sodas, and non-alcoholic teas and energy drinks at multiple sites across the United States and Mexico.
  • Responsible for $135,000,000 annual P&L and cashflow management.
  • Large project management: from CAPEX design, procurement, installation and commissioning of bottling and canning lines, large vessels and processing equipment and plant structures to Quality and Food Safety Management, based on SQF/GFSI Standard.

Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Master of Business Administration

Location Preferences: Will relocate to these Western Locations – Arizona, Idaho, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, and British Columbia


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Kris Binninger

Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business and brings 14 years of staffing and recruiting experience to Kinsa. Kris specializes in working with our Alcoholic Beverage, Bakery, Confectionery, Shelf-Stable and Snack Foods accounts. Taking the time to get to know what employers and candidates are looking for, Kris delivers to her clients the candidates that she believes in. Let Kris put her dedication to this type of Recruiter-Candidate relationship to work for you on your next search for great food/beverage industry professionals. Contact Kris today!

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