Vice President of Operations

Full Time
Waite Park Minnesota
Posted 4 weeks ago

Ben’s Structural Fabrication is celebrating 65 years in business and expanding our structure to include a Vice President of Operations.

In this new role, expect to provide guidance and leadership to our Detailing, Purchasing, Production, and Quality teams while bringing innovative and collaborative insights into daily processes.

The Vice President of Operations will be responsible for leading departmental performance and activities, focusing on the continued growth and success of Ben’s Structural Fabrication and our dedicated employees who make it all happen.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish goals for departmental performance and activities. Review goals on a regular basis. Develop and implement action plans as needed to ensure continual improvement and goal attainment. Collaborate with direct reports to identify metrics and establish goals that are aligned with corporate priorities.
  • Evaluate growth opportunities based on market conditions, customer feedback, and economic trends.
  • Consult with Leadership, Executives, and Staff regarding departmental performance.
  • Analyze key performance indicators and departmental expenses based on short and long-term goals.
  • Identify opportunities to increase gross profit margins while maintaining quality and service standards.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all departmental activities to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Build and maintain regular working relationships with external partners, contractors, and vendors.

The presence of this role will play an integral part in bringing Ben’s to the next level, expanding our scope, and creating lasting business relationships.

Due to the nature of this position, a daily in-office presence is required in our Waite Park, Minnesota location.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in production management preferred but not required.
  • 10+ years of experience in senior organizational roles, Construction or Steel industries preferred.
  • Ability to make mission-critical decisions by evaluating complex situations, leveraging information, and assessing options.
  • Leadership skills to galvanize support, align teams, and create buy-in for critical organizational initiatives.
  • Management skills to direct and shape the organization’s pre-production departments, by establishing and refining KPI’s, executing business plans, and adhering to budgets.
  • Problem-solving skills to identify and resolve issues, while mitigating risks, and leading the execution of solutions.
  • Ability to develop strategies and drive organizational process improvements.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills for both internal and external audiences; to foster collaboration, build unity, and drive organizational results.
  • Strong representation of company Core Values, demonstrated by example.

If you are interested in making a difference and creating a driving force of change and innovation, apply now or email your resume to All applications received over the holiday will be reviewed on Monday, July 8th.

We look forward to hearing from you ~

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