Director of Operations - Madison


: $106,060.00 - $160,480.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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The Children's Group is a dynamic, Omni-Channel business located in beautiful Madison VA. Our two direct to consumer brands, HearthSong and Magic Cabin, lead the industry in active, imaginative play for children as a balance to the tech they use in their lives. Our direct to consumer business and growing wholesale business create an energizing workplace with strategic opportunities for growth and improvement. We are looking for a Director of Operations to lead our opportunities.


Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serves as primary resource to CEO in corporate strategic planning process.
  • Manages all financial administration aspects including but not limited to:Budgeting and financial reporting for business units Leading budget v. actual variance reviews and developing and implementing corrective measures if necessary.Responsible for development and ongoing review of cost allocations to all businesses.Responsible for insuring compliance with all federal, state, and local tax regulations and reporting requirements.Responsible for review of all contracts and on-going compliance with terms of all agreements.Leads the capital budgeting team process and monitors capital spending.
  • Oversee Controller and accounting department in general ledger, accounts receivable, payables, end of month close out, and preparation of monthly financial statements.
  • Lead and Oversee Inventory Control team including setting open to buy budgets, strategizing buys to stay on budget, and support inventory turns
  • Lead and oversee Product Safety and Compliance team in initiatives and budgeting.
  • Oversee logistics team and freight costs international and domestic
  • Oversee 3PL warehouse strategy and strategic initiatives with partner for needs of businessAssist CEO with special projects including:Preparation of annual budgets and related revisionsFiling of census reports and miscellaneous surveysStrategic long-range planningOther projects as necessary
  • Provides consistent positive feedback and awareness of development opportunities to team and managers through effective coaching and training. Administers progressive discipline actions in a confidential and consistent manner as appropriate.
  • Insures that mid-year and year end performance reviews are completed accurately and administered in a timely manner.

    The requirements listed below represent the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required, to perform job function:


  • A. or B.S Degree in Accounting or related field
  • MBA preferred
  • 10 years plus experience in operations departments; preferably experience working in the retail industry
  • Knowledge in Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Previous experience and understanding of supply chain management, logistics, purchasing, inventory management, forecasting, and replenishment.
  • Familiarity with inventory management and forecasting software tools. Experience with general ledger and fixed assets accounting software. High level expertise in Excel.
  • Professional Traits/Core Competencies

  • Intelligence Ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly
  • Customer Focus Continually strive to meet needs of internal and external customers
  • Integrity Honest; does not cut corners; ethical; do what you say you'll do attitude
  • Team Oriented Cooperates with other team leads and establishes working relationships with peers towards a common goal
  • Pragmatic Generates sensible, realistic, practical solutions to problems
  • Initiative Seeks out and seizes opportunities; goes beyond what is expected; fins ways to overcome barriers; resourceful
  • Excellence Sets high \"stretch\" standards of performance for self and all associates. Demonstrates low tolerance for mediocrity, takes personal accountability for own actions, keeping commitments and asking/offering help as needed
  • Organizing/Planning - Plans and organizes work for self and associates in an efficient, productive manner; able to effectively multitask; pays appropriate attention to detail
  • Energy Exhibits strong desire to achieve high dedication level; has the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Collaborative - Ability to work well with a variety of people and
  • Flexibility Ability to take on different roles/responsibilities as a program/project evolves.
  • Communication - Comfort engaging and communicating all levels of employees, including senior leadership, especially cross-organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills: presentation, influencing, coordination, mediation
  • Resilience Ability to successfully manage in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Project Management - Prior experience in successful Project Management across multi-functional teams
  • Decision Making - Sound judgment, decisions making, problem solving, organizational and analytical skills. Ability to define problems, collect relevant data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Plow and Hearth, LLC
    Associated topics: administrative, administrative coordinator, administrative officer, administrative support, assist, assistant, beverage, document, front office, records management * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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