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6 Dec 2017

West Coast VP of Operations/General Manager – California

Posted by katie@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32483

A strong processor is seeking a Senior Level Operations candidate to lead the staff and operations of two processing facilities.  This position will identify and implement opportunities for improvement, develop capital projects, provide required capital and production cost information, recommend and lead organizational change, create the processes necessary to produce new products, coach and develop staff, and ensure that a productive, safe and quality conscious work environment thrives.

  • Development of annual budgets.
  • Manage and contain costs in line with budgeted goals.
  • Provide accurate accounting of plant costs and productivity measures.
  • Provide a safe and fair working environment for all employees.
  • Provide facility management and manage expansion projects
  • Serve as the lead role representing manufacturing for new product development and product enhancement.

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Business, Operations Management or Mechanical, Industrial or Agricultural Engineering. Engineering degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years combined experience in the areas of:
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing Management
  • General Business
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills to support cost management and process enhancement opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of financial analysis principles.
  • Technical expertise in the areas of food process engineering and manufacturing.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of quality control, food safety, GMP’s, HAACP and sanitation.
  • Project management.
  • Effective communication skills to bring consensus among growers, harvesters, sales, marketing and finance.
  • Excellent time management / organizational skills.
  • Personnel development.
  • Travel to seasonal processing areas is required as needed.

Compensation:

Strong base salary, bonus and benefits depending on experience

Please contact katie@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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