The VP of Operations Duties

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Both large and small manufacturing corporations that produce material goods employ people responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day process of producing the company product line runs on schedule. The vice president of operations is the head person in charge of production managers and supervisors who oversee quality control standards and other important facets of the company's production environment.

Reviews and approves production plans

  • As a new line of products are introduced to a corporation, it is a primary job duty of the VP of operations to review reports and statistics written about this new product line. The VP of operations analyzes specific data information regarding the production's budget line, labor requests, material goods availability, engineering abilities and overall production schedule in order to approve or disprove a new production line. After analyzing the available data, the VP of operations can offer suggestions on how to make the new production line more efficient and cost effective as well.

Creates performance reviews

  • In order to ensure that company procedures are followed so that the daily production schedule is completed accurately and on time, the VP of operations must create job performance reviews on employees that work under him. By viewing an individual's work history related to production accuracy, amount of time the employee has been absent and other aspects of the employee's work history, the VP of operations can make the decision to give the worker a raise or a demotion, depending on the performance review.

Coordinates with other department heads

  • When other department heads have a need to confer with the VP of operations in order to coordinate production schedules, the VP of operations takes meetings to discuss these matters at length. Since manufacturing delays can result in retail stores not receiving the company's inventory on schedule, it is very important that the VP of operations knows of any problems occurring in departments that might cause this schedule delay to occur. And by conferring with other department heads on a regular basis, this delay in production can be avoided.

Identifies training needs

  • The VP of operations' overall dealings with the day-to-day production procedures involved with manufacturing goods enables her to identify the exact skills needed for proper manufacturing methods. A major job duty of the VP of operations involves reviewing the current training manual of a company and figuring out if new training procedures would help with daily operations. The VP of operations then writes up new training techniques that will be included in the updated version of the company's training manual.

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