VP of US Ops

Ultra MaritimeColumbia City, Indiana | March 7, 2023

The Company

Ultra Maritime delivers market-leading mission systems and application engineering solutions in the maritime domain. Their capabilities, including sonar, sonobuoy, naval sensors, and power systems, are operational on naval fleets across the US, UK, and allied navies worldwide. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, Ultra Maritime operates 7 principal manufacturing locations globally across 5 lines of business and generates annual revenue of ~$500M.

The Role

The Columbia City, IN manufacturing site produces sonobuoys and their accompanying receivers, employing more than 600 people and serving as the flagship US facility for Ultra Maritime. The new VP of Operations will take overall responsibility for the site, leading a team of 6 direct reports and more than 600 employees. The role will report directly to the SVP of Operations and partner closely with the corporate supply chain organization and other internal stakeholders.

Experience & Requirements

•10+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment of relevant size, structure, and complexity. (i.e. ~200 employees, multiple product lines). Experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry preferred.
• Experience applying Lean manufacturing concepts to reduce cost and improve productivity; experience developing and leading continuous improvement programs; demonstrated track record of driving positive change.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills in support of metrics, data, and process-oriented objectives; ability to succinctly report on operations measures to internal and external stakeholders.
• Experience with formal stage/gate NPI processes and the role of manufacturing within overall product development and commercialization.
• Demonstrated functional expertise in supply chain, including procurement, logistics, and S&OP.
• Effective communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences.
• Strong leadership skills and proven judgment of talent, with an emphasis on hiring and developing high-performing teams; able to influence, lead, and manage a large, diverse, team within a matrixed organization
• A clear ‘bias for action’ and sense of urgency to operate within a fast-paced and entrepreneurially minded organization.

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