Kem Krest

Customer Focused. Solutions Driven.

Transportation, Logistics and Storage

Total Program Management through Supply Chain, Fulfillment, and Aftersales Solutions


Elkhart, Indiana

Company Size

500+ employees


Supply Chain Solutions, Chemical Programs Management, Supply Chain Consulting, and Packaging / kitting, warehousing and distribution

Since 1979, Kem Krest has been providing Total Program Management through our Supply Chain, Fulfillment and Aftersales Solutions. Kem Krest manages and markets customer branded parts and chemicals, from suppliers to dealership networks and production facilities, on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) within the Automotive, Agriculture/Industrial and Defense Industries. With all the complexities involved in managing service parts, our solution is providing simplification through our Total Program Management, which includes Inventory and Quality Management, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Fulfillment – Packaging and Kitting, Direct Ship, JIT Delivery, Lean Warehousing, Customer Service, Outbound Dealer Calls, Promotional Assistance and Value Added Services - Sales & Marketing

The Opportunity

Division President, Manufacturing

Hybrid between Ann Arbor, Brighton, Lansing, MI
  • Overview

    We are a rapidly growing $500M Supply Chain Services company with 11 locations in the US and Canada.

    The Division President Manufacturing, leads manufacturing division business strategy, encompassing sales, operations and procurement.

    The mission of this role is to grow the manufacturing segment of the business, including:

    1) delivering revenue and EBITDA expansion

    2) develop a strong leadership team that enables commercial and operational excellence to deliver year over year business expansion, market capture and growth

    3) develop a strategy that enables investment of vertical integration opportunities and M&A targets to fuel business growth

    4) develop organizational functional excellence in sales, marketing, operations, and R&D to deliver growth

  • Responsibilities

    Functional leadership:
    Has the breadth of capabilities to lead all aspects a manufacturing business, with all elements of business: strategic planning, sales, marketing, operations, R&D/engineering to excellence.
    Business Acumen:
    Understands how business operates at a deep level. Leverages key business drivers for financial health. Deep understanding of the customers, markets and industry in order to create sound strategies that enable long-term and sustainable business growth.
    Change Leadership:
    Responds to changes in the market and organization effectively, with an ability to effectively lead organizational change management.
    Professional confidence:
    Approaches others assertively, responsibly, and supportively, enabling and leading steady and prioritized work to drive achievement of long-term objectives.
    Decision quality:
    Makes data-driven decisions, balance short and long-term considerations in the best interest of the company. Courageous makes decisions to drive functional and company success.
    Innovative, visionary leadership to drive business objectives in the long-term (5-10 years in the future)
    Ensures accountability:
    Hires and develops top talent. Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. Sets stretch targets and removes obstacles and barriers for organization to deliver on objectives.
    Drives results:
    Consistently raises the bar and presses the organization and self towards a higher level of achievement. Builds effective organizations:Building strong-identity, highly competent teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Creates a culture of empowerment.
    Instills trust:
    Gains and maintains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity throughout all levels of the organization. Demonstrates utmost integrity.
    Manages Complexity:
    Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve and/or leads others to solve problems.
    Demonstrates a deep commitment to shared leadership, transparent approach, builds partnership and works collaboratively to drive, enable and/or meet shared objectives.
    Strategic Mindset:
    Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Qualifications

    •Bachelor’s Degree in Business required. Master’s degree preferred, in a business-related field.
    •15+ years of experience with progressive leadership in a Chemical Manufacturing/Distribution organization, including responsibilities for business, commercial and marketing strategy, and operational execution performance
    •Demonstrated ability to set and drive metrics that drive performance in business operational and financial excellence
    •Has had a P&L responsibility of at least $250M in revenue
    •Has had direct responsibility for a cross-functional organization with scope including sales, marketing, operation, engineering, etc
    •Strong strategic thinking and communication skills coupled with demonstrated ability to ensure execution of tactical strategic plans for business growth and long-term sustainment of the organization
    •Demonstrated record of creating and delivering a business strategy that results in>10% YOY organic and non-organic growth
    •Demonstrated record of people leadership through building organization capabilities, talent selection and development
    •Values-driven leadership style to guide and develop the organization in alignment with the company’s culture, vision, mission, values, and strategic goals
    •Demonstrated ability to inherit a long-tenured team and transform team into a high-performing, innovative team

Building career-spanning relationships, from candidacy to organizational leadership, we provide access to the future of the Medtech and Pharma.