Vice President – Operations

Job Location: Akosombo
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: NGO


Our client in the manufacturing sector is seeking to recruit a highly organized and detail-oriented individual as a Vice President – Operations. The ideal candidate will spearhead all operations, drive efficiency, quality, and innovation to meet production targets and customer demands. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record in operational leadership. Join us in shaping the future of footwear manufacturing in Africa and be a key driver of success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the company’s operational functions including Human Resources, Supply Chain, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Security, etc.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of operational strategies to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance productivity across all departments.
  • Develop a high-performing team of senior managers and develop key performance indicators that hold relevant teams to account in terms of delivery.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies across all operational functions.
  • Manage the budgeting and financial planning processes for operational departments, working closely with the Financial Controller to optimize resource allocation and maximize profitability.
  • Drive initiatives to enhance employee engagement, retention, and development in collaboration with the Human Resources Manager.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and operational metrics to track performance, identify areas for improvement, and drive operational excellence across all departments.
  • Oversee the development of effective information analysis to support strategic decision-making.
  • Lead the development and implementation of all emergency planning activities including risk assessment of issues and development of plans to support these.
  •  To ensure the company maximizes the opportunities for partnership work across Africa and other parts of the world.


  • Master’s in business administration, Operations Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years working experience.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute operational strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex issues, identify solutions, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices related to manufacturing operations, supply chain, finance, human resources, sales, marketing, and security.  Experience in budgeting and sales.
  • Proven track record in operational leadership roles, preferably within the manufacturing industry.
  • Strategic planning and business development
  • Solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly, foresee potential issues, and provide effective timely curative and preventive solutions.
  • Trustworthiness – the ability to conduct oneself in a manner that elicits trust, respect, and confidence from team members.
  • Good written and oral communication
  •  Self-motivated and goal-orientated with a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team environment to achieve targets.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor, representing the company’s image positively.
  •  Conflict Resolution skills.
  •  Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to manage a large team.
  •  Ability to motivate teams in achieving set targets.
  •  Strong Organizational skills 
  • Goal-oriented and results-driven.
  • Decision-making and delegation skills.

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