Job Info
Job Title: Vice President of Operations
Location: Des Moines, IA
Job Number: 11135
Posted Date: 1/2/2020
Job description

At Loffredo Fresh Produce we strive to inspire healthier lifestyles and communities by collaborating with our team members, suppliers, and customers to deliver exceptional fresh food solutions. We have a commitment to our customers to provide excellent service and high quality goods. We put our customer first in everything that we do, and we govern ourselves with the values of teamwork, respect, integrity, innovation, engagement and accountability. Our forward thinking, risk taking, collaborative environment creates an exciting and engaging culture. We support new thoughts, and have created traditions that work.

We are currently seeking a Vice President of Operations to join the LFP team at our Des Moines, IA location.  This position will require some travel to other LFP locations outside of Iowa. 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day company operations.
  • Define and implement operations strategy, structure, and processes.
  • Manage the quarterly and annual budgeting process and P&L responsibilities.
  • Monitor performance to proactively identify efficiency issues and propose solutions.
  • Sustain a proficient knowledge of all phases of operations, including both transportation and warehousing.
  • Assure that operation teams are meeting KPI expectations.
  • Coordinate support to operations throughout the business.
  • Interview, hire, train, and mentor the operations management team.
  • Work with sales leadership team to make sure operations are hitting expectations.
  • Provide regular performance updates to the senior leadership team.


  • Proven track record as a department  leader who’s displayed effective  management practices
  • Demonstrated project and budget management skills
  • Strong business acumen with a broad understanding of fundamental business principles
  • Analytical problem-solving skills with an impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to set overall strategy and drive continuous process improvement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and build a consensus in a high-pressure environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
  • Extensive knowledge of DOT regulations and guidelines
  • Previous experience with routing software as well as a WMS system

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, transportation logistics, or a related field is preferred
  • 7-10 years supervisory experience in operations or related field
  • Previous experience working in food distribution preferred
  • Multi-team management experience
  • Previous P&L responsibility preferred

We will consider relocation for the right candidate.

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