An established Yakima area fruit packing operation is seeking a full-time operations manager.
This position will be responsible to lead and control the facilities, production processes, and facility's team.
This includes the management of personnel in their assigned duties, management of the packing processes, and training all personnel to be as efficient and as safe as possible with the overall goal of packing, storing and shipping high quality fruit while simultaneously controlling and reducing all operating expenses.
This person will help support the company's food safety certification and sustainability programs.
Principal Responsibilities: (Activities, duties, and responsibilities assigned to this position)
Develop, review, and/or revise detailed packing protocols by variety and grade.
Communicate packing expectations to staff and appropriately supervise packing operations to ensure that protocols are followed, and set packing schedule and adjust as needed.
2. Coordinate and recommend annual capital improvement plans for budgeting and planning needs.
3. Build an efficient, cohesive team.
Coordinate the planning, assigning, and direction of work flow daily to meet the company's expectations on efficiencies and safety.
4. Manage inventory for packing operations to ensure adequate materials, while minimizing overstocking.
5. Maintain responsibility for the implementation and execution of all Food Safety practices at the facility, including all Federal, State, and Local Laws and voluntary standards including SQF and FSMA requirements.Qualifications:
(Minimum essential qualifications for the position)
High School Graduate and/or GED at a minimum.
4-year college degree strongly preferred.
A minimum of ten years of experience in fresh fruit packing operations required.
Must be detailed-oriented and possess strong communication, analysis, and organizational skills.
Please respond with a cover letter, resume and two professional references.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
401K and medical coverage available. Equal Opportunity Employer
Location/Region: Yakima, WA (98907)