Vice President of Operations

Reed's Inc.

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Established in 1989, Reed's is America's best-selling ginger beer brand and has been the leader and innovator in the ginger beer category for decades. Virgil's is America's best-selling independent, full line of natural craft sodas. The Reed's Inc. portfolio is sold in over 35,000 retail doors nationwide. Reed's Ginger Beers are unique due to the proprietary process of using fresh ginger root combined with a Jamaican inspired recipe of natural spices and fruit juices. The Company uses this same handcrafted approach in its award-winning Virgil's line of great tasting, bold flavored craft sodas.

 Job Summary


We are looking for an ambitious, strategic Vice President of Operations (”VP Ops”) who can drive the company’s operational goals and timely deliver the production needs. The VP Ops will collaborate with CEO to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization. The VP Ops will partner with Sales and Finance to ensure forecasting, quality, and supply chain are running optimally. In addition, the VP Ops is responsible for creating strategies and directing activities such that business growth and profitability are ensured.  Further, the individual in this position will build a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company. This position reports directly to the CEO of the Company.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership that drives the company to achieve and surpass financial and operational objectives set by the CEO  
  • Assist the CEO in setting strategic direction, high-level priority setting and decision-making
  • Work hand in hand with CFO to run the budgeting process and effectively manage all aspects of the corporation’s financial operations
  • Responsible for capital planning and expenditures
  • Lead the company’s operations and improve processes in the areas of purchasing, manufacturing (including timely recording of production), inventory planning, sales fulfillment and distribution
  • Work with Finance team to assist with monthly inventory reconciliation process
  • Oversee all aspects of the corporation’s operations including copackers, quality control, order fulfillment, margin improvement and vendor-partner relations
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete records on the operating condition of the corporation to the CEO
  • Create and measure operating KPI’s driving continuous improvement
  • Motivate and lead a high-performance team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the team; provide mentoring as cornerstone to the development of managers and building management depth for the company


Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred)
  • Minimum 8 – 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing-oriented CPG environment – brewing /bottling company experience preferred
  • Documented manufacturing management aptitude
  • Public company experience preferred
  • Must possess risk mitigation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Have confidence and ability to make presentations to board and investors/investors
  • Demonstrated talent to lead people and obtain results
  • Exceptional oral and written presentation skills
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