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Packing Operations Manager

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Job Description: 

American Apple and American Asparagus is a small family farm, grower / packer / shipper operation that represents multiple neighboring growers and is located just 7 miles inland from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

We are seeking a Packing Operations Manager to oversee packing, shipping, receiving, and food safety, and improve processes and manage overall performance.

We are a family-owned business, and our ideal candidate will have a hands-on approach.


  • Improve productivity and profitability through inventory control and management reporting
  • Analyze data to reduce costs and improve supply chain procedures
  • Implement the most efficient Lean Manufacturing principles to ensure throughput is maximized  
  • Tracks cost of inventory and supplies to plan effective strategies for the financial wellbeing of the company 
  • Review sales and activity reports to effectively address any operational issues that may affect customer service 
  • Manage the movement of product and ensure proper storage and distribution
  • Implement and oversee preventive maintenance plans 
  • Oversee staff and assign tasks to maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment
  • Determine hiring needs and taking disciplinary action when necessary
  • Improve the efficiency of IT and develop systems and procedures to enhance the efficiency of warehouse operations 


  • Degree in Agriculture or Information Technology or equivalent work experience 
  • 4+ years of experience; Produce industry preferred or manufacturing  
  • Food Safety Experience preferred 
  • Excellent project management, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Bilingual – English / Spanish speaking preferred 

If you are a leader who stands with their team, and not someone who sits behind a computer, then we encourage you to apply! 

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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