Seeking Vice President of Operations

Salary: $85k - $120k yearly Depending on Experience plus Benefits

We are searching for a Vice President of Operations for one of our clients to manage the overall leadership, operations, and financial performance of a fire protection service company. The Vice President of Operations doesn’t necessarily need to have Fire Life Safety experience, but rather business operations experience, such as: supporting regional and site-specific leaders to achieve communication objectives to include profitability, growth, and overall performance metrics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for turning around revenue through enhancements and profit margin improvements of operations and sales
  • Overall responsibility of company operations, including internal workflow/paperwork, executions of work in the field, and quality assurance/quality control
  • Motivate the morale of the team through a coaching style of management
  • Responsibility for the Profit & Loss (P&L) statement of all branches and departments within Shared Financial Systems (SFS)
  • Oversight of the subsidiary’s offerings that include, but not limited to, installations, inspections, services, and sales of fire extinguishers, pre-engineered systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, security systems, and monitoring
  • Manage the financial status of the subsidiary’s revenue, gross profit margins, and overhead of all assigned service lines and/or branches
  • Oversight of the management team to ensure proper coordination and execution of inspections and service jobs (including installations, renovations, and modifications) for all services, as assigned
  • Oversee all sales departments with business development
  • Partner with managers to review technician routes; adjust to improve efficiency by using business intelligence systems and workflow processes
  • Create a business plan to add a service line into an existing branch as needed
  • Identify branches and/or departments with needs for improvement of financial performance; develop and assess improvement plans; execute improvement plans
  • Facilitate regular branch meetings for coordination of work and financial status and profit monitoring
  • Utilize reporting tools to communicate key metrics of the company’s performance
  • Create and manage operational procedures and protocols, including sourcing and purchasing of products, materials, and supplies; coordination of work; billing practices and outcomes; and effectiveness of collection efforts
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with new and existing customer base; increase key sales
  • Assist with relationships and agreements with key vendors/manufacturers
  • Lead communication of coordination amongst subsidiary offices with corporate departments (i.e. Purchasing Department, Design Department, Accounting Department, Human Resources Department, Safety & Fleet Department, IT Department, Marketing Department, etc.)
  • Develop commission plans, incentive programs, compensation, regular performance reviews, establishing personal goals, etc.
  • Creating and presenting the budget in coordination with branch managers, executive management, accounting, and other integral internal members
  • Supply oversight and ensure process and procedure adherence for company assets including tools, equipment, and inventory
  • Advise leadership on the profitability of services on various P&L’s; analysis of market conditions, billing rates, costs, trends, etc.
  • Develop and Maintain current “Work In Process” (WIP) reports

Job Competencies

  • Successful experience in leading operations and turnaround management
  • Excellent communication skills for internal and external customers, up and down chain of command; strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • History of successful budgeting and forecasting
  • Developed knowledge and comprehension of financial and management reporting
  • Well-developed financial analysis capabilities; excellent analytical abilities; ability to summarize data and analyze results
  • Efficient time management skills developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize initiatives and business goals
  • Track-record leading process improvements in a changing environment; takes initiative in seeking efficiencies of processes; follow-through on implementation
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and critical thinking skills
  • Collaborator and ability to work with all levels of employees
  • Awareness and adherence to confidentiality requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy


We are pleased to offer a compensation package that includes: competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, pet insurance, paid time off and holidays, supportive team environment, laptop, company vehicle, tuition reimbursement, and career advancement opportunities.

All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other protected characteristic.

Primary Location - Los Angeles Area

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