Hiring for Operations Manager

Hiring for Operations Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating activities associated with both farm and warehouse operations. For the farm duties the Operations Manager will work in conjunction with the Farm Manager to focus on accurately planning and overseeing execution of activities associated with land acquisition, planting, field maintenance and applications, and harvest practices. The Operations Manager will work with the Farm Manager in execution of related activities. Within the warehouse the Operations Manager will focus on executing all operations associated with the production of agricultural commodities. This includes accurately planning production schedules and overseeing production activities such as; inventory and traceability, storage, shipping and maintenance scheduling. The Operations Manager will collaborate with the Maintenance Manager in execution of related activities. The Operations Manager will work collaboratively with all other managers to achieve departmental goals.

This role is accountable for and responsible for multiple facets of business operations to ensure overall success, as such this role is a direct report to the Company President and the Company Vice President.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Achieve operational goals by contributing information and recommendations to strategic action planning
  • Collaborate with management to meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing annual budgets, and strategically scheduling expenditures
  • Develop and oversee product handling and storage procedures including; receiving, inventory and product traceability
  • Oversee and train staff in proper product traceability and flow through management utilizing software programs
  • Develop warehouse design by planning layout, production flow, product handling systems
  • Evaluate and recommend new equipment for process improvement
  • Analyze process workflow, staffing and space requirements, equipment layout for continuous process improvement
  • Coordinate with the Sales Team to forecast demands and draft annual planting and production schedules
  • During production season, outline daily goals for production via work orders in line with sales.
  • During production season, coordinate w/Maintenance on routine maintenance schedules to minimize equipment down time
  • During production season, coordinate with Farm manager on product volume/variety needs based off sales.
  • Coordinate with Financial Controller & HR coordinator on labor cost tracking
  • Keep and maintain accurate records of all field activities associated with the operation
  • Maintain compliance and proper filing of all USDA/WSDA Organic Program requirements
  • Assist Farm Manager with the annual WSDA Organic Program recertification process
  • Assist Food Safety Compliance Manager in conducting annual PrimusGFS recertification
  • Support Farm Manager in land acquisition and field maintenance activities
  • Coordinate with HR Manager to create and implement hiring action plans, and employee training action plans
  • Coordinate with HR Manager to conduct employee annual performance reviews
  • Conduct employee training, counseling and disciplinary actions as needed
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with third party vendors
  • Attend relating trainings, workshops and conferences as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Competency in supervisory/managerial role in a related industry is required
  • Good proficiency with MS Office programs, Datatech/Famous or similar inventory software
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift 50 LBs on a consistent basis

 

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL BBP EMPLOYEES

  • Help ensure company’s compliance with all safety guidelines, policies and procedures according to OSHA, GMP, GAP, L&I, FDA, USDA, Primus, etc. standards and regulations
  • Report any concerns or incidents promptly to promote workplace safety
  • Attend daily or weekly team meetings to coordinate production goals
  • Communicate regularly with management team members

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Employee will be paid a salary of $85,000 - $87,500 (DOE) annually with a review after 90 days. Employee will be paid on a semimonthly schedule. Pay dates are the 20th and 5th of every month unless those days fall on a non-working day including weekends and holidays.
  • Employee will be provided with a monthly reimbursement of $50 to cover personal cellular usage
  • 15 days of paid vacation will be available to employee. Must be used within the year (January-December) and cannot be rolled over into the next year. Lead time for vacation is a two-week notice. Vacation time cannot be taken August 15th -October 20th
  • Work hours will be extended as needed during the production season (Approx. May-November). Employee is exempt from overtime
  • Health Benefits Plan with employer cost sharing. Employee cost will be determined by current market rate
  • 401(k) participation with employer contributions available after 365 days of employment and 1000 hours of service
  • Bonus incentive year end

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources: