VP, Engineering & Factory Operations

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About the team

The Engineering and Factory Operations Group is an advanced manufacturing team reporting up through the innovation organization at Harry’s.  The team is responsible for advancing our manufacturing capabilities through driving operational excellence at our owned manufacturing centers as well as developing and implementing new technologies to enable our long-term success.  The team currently supports all brands, geographies, and categories under Harry’s Inc. and will continue to grow as we scale our portfolio.

About the role

The VP of Engineering and Factory Operations, has the responsibility for executing the global manufacturing strategy and is a key member of the Harry’s leadership team. 

This executive will lead global teams across the US and EU and will excel at building a trusting and inclusive environment for their team and key partners.  They will provide strategic leadership, working across the enterprise to establish plans that enable top line and bottom line growth targets that meet company and customer objectives.  Most importantly, they will deliver this while allowing great talent to thrive within their teams and setting a clear, inspiring vision.  This role will build and coach teams that will ultimately deliver great experiences for our customers and enable accelerated innovation in support of our long-term strategic roadmap.  

This role will be directly responsible for managing the organization responsible for scaling and producing our products as well as their associated systems. The VP position requires a strong team player who is energized by working in a fast-paced environment and has proven expertise in building and managing lean operations. This includes continuous improvement activities such as improving safety, quality, delivery as well as driving the organizational, cultural, and process changes needed to identify inefficiencies and drive change.  This role will have a high degree of ownership, a growth-oriented mindset, and a passion for enabling teams and Harry’s to succeed.

What will this role accomplish: 

  • Hire, motivate and retain top technical talent across all engineering functions 
  • Drive the transformation of the engineering organization into a team that provides strategic thought leadership across the Enterprise
    • Foster collaborative relationships with Commercial and Enterprise stakeholders
    • Develop and implement key business processes to facilitate effective collaboration
    • Participate in strategic planning processes and develop long-range plans to meet business profit and growth objectives
  • Own the tactical and strategic execution of all owned manufacturing centers
    • Develop, maintain and improve metrics monitoring performance and attainment of objectives and key results
    • Create and deliver continuous improvement plans for quality, productivity, cost reduction and internal technical capabilities
    • Collaborate with key business leaders to ensure reliable and timely launch and ongoing supply of products to the marketplace
  • Develop and implement innovative new manufacturing and product technologies to enable business and commercial goals
    • Foster an agile, flexible manufacturing team to support a fast paced NPI and sustaining operations teams
    • Partner with Quality, Supply Chain, Planning, R&D, ID, and Commercial functions to coordinate the manufacturing process for the introduction of new products, equipment, processes, and technology
  • Own the budget for the group; including expense planning, resource forecasting, and cost reductions as necessary
  • Travel up to 40% (once it’s safe to do so)

Background and experience:

  • Executive in a leadership role at a growth-oriented, consumer company, ideally be coupled with prior experience scaling teams in smaller environments.  
  • Experience managing large teams across geographies (5+ years of people management experience).  
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering with 10+ years experience working in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience successfully leading an organization through a significant transformation or change, demonstrating the ability to bring people along with a shared vision.  This could be in the form of integrating teams or new businesses or driving step-level operational changes 
  • Track record of excellent problem-solving, communication, and presentation skills to influence outcomes and facilitate efficient decision making across functions and at senior levels
  • Strong business acumen / commercial focus, with the ability to translate business challenges into practical strategies
  • Technical experience to lead teams and projects at all levels of the organization.  Specific experience in:
    • Managing, monitoring and reviewing all factory production KPIs and metrics. including (but not limited to) takt time, schedule achievement, scrap, loss management, manpower training, staffing.
    • Understanding of financial planning and ERP systems
    • Quality and regulatory systems (ISO, FSA, GMP)
    • Advanced manufacturing / equipment development

Here's who you'll work with:

  • Reports directly to Harry’s global leadership
  • Will work cross functionally with R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance, Legal, Logistics and Brand Marketing

Harry’s Inc. started in 2013 with simple, fairly priced products that delivered an amazing experience to guys every day. Since then, Harry’s expanded to the UK, developed relationships with retailers such as Target and Walmart, expanded our grooming brand into a personal care powerhouse, and launched a women’s brand called Flamingo.

The key to our success? Our amazing people. From chemists, mechanical engineers, CX associates, to creative directors, sourcing managers, and logistics specialists, Harry’s team is comprised of some of the most brilliant, diverse, and humble people you’ll ever meet.

Our brands answer unmet consumer needs, but our company is a place of inclusion and innovation that attracts some of the brightest minds across industries, geographies, and backgrounds. Whether we have a team of 3 or 300, our core values and our startup mentality remain; we value continuous improvement and learning, teamwork and collaboration, creative problem solving, and open and direct dialogue and feedback. Come for the coffee and free products, stay for the amazing, passionate culture.


Harry’s is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do great work together.

Harry’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. We recruit, hire and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parental status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital, family or partnership status, political affiliation or activities, military service, domestic violence victim status, arrest/conviction record, sexual or reproductive health decisions, caregiver status, credit history immigration status, unemployment status, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles or any other status protected under applicable federal, state and local laws. Harry’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunities extends to all aspects of employment, including job assignment, compensation, discipline and access to benefits and training.

We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.


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Location

Usually you will find us in West SoHo (NYC) or London. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are work from flexible until at least September 2021!

An Insider's view of Harry's Inc.

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As Harry's expands beyond razors, we are focused on building a platform that can support multiple brands, which is transforming our technical infrastructure. We're also collaborating with our data analytics team to better understand our customers, both present and future, and serve personalized and curated experiences to them.

Natalie

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, creativity, and thoughtfulness—with a splash of silliness. You have to be willing to move quickly, test-learn, and be different (even if we fail sometimes)

Nicole

Head of Creative and Communications

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Each week my co-founder & I speak at our all-hands meeting, allowing us to openly share what’s on our minds. We host Q&As, Fireside Chats, Lunch N’ Learns, & I co-sponsor our Women’s Employee Resource Group, where I work with folks at all levels within the company.

Andy

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The People Team works to build and sustain a values-driven work culture that is centered around our employees by being progressive, fair and inclusive, and steeped in learning and development. We design and run thoughtful, people-first benefits and processes. We invest in our people's growth.

Nate

Executive Assistant to CPO and Head of DE&I

What are Harry's Inc. Perks + Benefits

Harry's Inc. Benefits Overview

We’re committed to providing our team with benefits that enhance their mental, physical, and overall well-being. Everyone has different needs, but we are happy to have benefits such as medical, dental, vision, FSA, as well as a 401K, access to Eden Health, and a quarterly wellness reimbursement. That's not to mention our bountiful snacks and catered lunch and breakfast once a week.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We participate in local events such as charitable races and local school events!
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, we set aside 1% of our sales to donate to charitable organizations that share our ambition to bring quality mental health care to men everywhere.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
DE&I Council, PEPsquad (Office Culture), and our 6 Employee Resource Groups: Pride, African Ancestry Collective, The Advocates (Employees with Disabilities), All Equals, DNA, and Fuerza Latina
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our management team is a representation of our staff! We have a VP and C-Suite that is comprised of 50% women, and have hired from underrepresented communities throughout the leadership group.
Unconscious bias training
We partner with Paradigm to deliver yearly unconscious bias training, and supplement with the People team's own efforts.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
The Advocates, African Ancestry Collective, All Equals Women's Group, DNA (People of Color at Harry's), Fuerza Latina, and Pride at Harry's
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our FSAs are designed to stretch your dollars farther. These accounts trim off as much as 30% from your health care or dependent care costs because the money you put into an FSA comes out pre-tax.
Disability Insurance
Harry's automatically provides a certain level of coverage for you, plus you have the option to purchase additional insurance for yourself and your dependents.
Dental Benefits
We have two plans, one Standard and one Enhanced, with both plans covering preventative care at no cost.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan has Warby Parker as an in network provider!
Health Insurance Benefits
We have three health plans based on your needs with varying deductibles, and no-to-moderate premium costs.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We offer a variety of benefits - access to Eden Health, a Wellness Reimbursement Program, and a new fitness reimbursement program through our new medical provider.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Online and In-Person Mental Health resources, as well as Company wide mental health days!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Harry's provides our 401K through Betterment. We match 2% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual salary.
Company Equity
Every employee is offered a standard welcome grant of equity based on their level, with vesting over a 4 year period. Additionally, we have annual continuation grant bonus programs!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents, which applies to birth, adoption, and all paths to parenthood.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
"My Time" - a flexible time-off policy that includes vacation, sick, and personal time. Additionally, we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave, plus four weeks of customized re-boarding
Paid Volunteer Time
You have the opportunity to volunteer up to five full days per year. We also set aside 1% of sales to go back to charitable organizations and causes.
Sabbatical
A four-week, fully paid sabbatical after five years at Harry's. Unplug, unwind, and come back refreshed and ready to tackle the next big challenge.
Paid Holidays
10 company-paid holidays per year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Our casual dress code includes jeans, our comfy Harry's hoodies, and no judgement every day of the week. Dress up, dress down, feel comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits through WageWorks.
Company Outings
Harry's has an annual company-wide offsite, holiday party, and other celebrations based on our big milestones!
Stocked Kitchen
Other snacks and drinks are provided, not to mention cold brew on tap.
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered breakfast every Wednesday before our company-wide Team Meeting, and catered lunch every Thursday.
Happy Hours
Join the #happyhours slack channel to plan the next casual outing!
Pet Friendly
Harry's pet policy is dog-friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
We give $150 a quarter towards health and wellness.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our CEO's Jeff and Andy host quarterly AMAs during lunch! In addition, other teams will share out what they're working on as various share-outs, beer & learns, and lunch & learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We have an incredible L&D program that allows you to use a yearly stipend for continuing education or other L&D-related expenses.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The best thing about Harry's is we're constantly improving based on employee feedback. Our employee engagement survey, plus consistent feedback loops with our employees means that every year we are getting better and better. In 2019 we implemented a 401k match, more transparent People processes, an L&D stipend, and much more!

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