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Plant Manager/ Director of Operations: EV start-up

Plant Manager/ Director of Operations: EV start-up

FPC of Vinings

FPC of Vinings

I'm retained to help a start-up vehicle manufacturer top grade their site leadership in support of current and future strong growth.

Why this is a great opportunity:

  • In production and ramping. Lots of opportunity to make your mark
  • Strong customer base
  • Order backlog of more than a year
  • Private funding by the founder, limited PE involvement
  • Significant feature advantage over competitor's designs

What they are looking for:

  • Start-up experience, attitude, aptitude
  • Lean expertise
  • Site leadership in an assembly environment with complex BOM
  • Private funding experience would be advantageous
  • BA/ BS required. BS in Engineering would be beneficial


Why work with me?

I provide a high level of support, coaching, and advocacy to the candidates I work with. If you are the right candidate, I will get your resume in front of the right people and help you put your best foot forward along every step of the process.

In addition to this role, I focus on growth-oriented opportunities in operations, quality, and materials, with most of my clients located in the Southeast, East Coast, and Midwest. I take an active approach to recruiting and I especially value having exclusive and long-term relationships with candidates and clients. Candidates with excellent career progression who are looking for a new opportunity in a stimulating, high-growth environment are encouraged to contact me, preferably by email, even if you are not currently active in a search but are considering a move in the next year or two. Engineering degrees with high GPAs and/or JMO / Veteran experience are particularly attractive to many of my clients.

If you believe that you are the right candidate for this role or other roles that I may have available now or in the future, email your resume directly to me for the most expedient, confidential review. Word or Pages format, please.

David W. Cole
FPC of Vinings

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