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Operations Manager - New Jersey

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Job Description: 

Berry Fresh LLC is a leading year-round marketer/distributor of premium blueberries, blackberries and raspberries to retail customers in the US and Canada.  Fruit is sourced from USA, Mexico, Peru, and Chile seasonally.

At Berry Fresh, we believe that our success stems from active collaboration with our team. We believe in empowering each employee to bring their unique perspectives and ideas to the table.

If you are a dedicated individual who is passionate about fresh, high-quality berries and values a fast-paced but rewarding work environment, we encourage you to apply. At Berry Fresh, you will have the opportunity to grow professionally and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our customers.

Job Description:
Primary responsibilities are to manage and execute daily operations of a fresh berry shipping organization. This position requires a high level of coordination with Berry Fresh Sales office, shipping/receiving transportation logistics department, and third-party cooling warehouse operations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Direct the activity of Berry Fresh personnel for our New Jersey location
  • Manage and supervise activities for Quality Control (QC), shipping/receiving, and administrative functions
  • Coordinate with third-party handling and cold storage facilities for inventory management
  • Receiving, shipping, customer order fulfillment, and inventory management
  • Execute daily physical inventory counts and maintain detailed lot-level reporting
  • Schedule product reprocessing as necessary – sorting, labeling, conversion
  • Coordinate with Sales and Operations teams at Berry Fresh headquarters
  • Maintain receiving and shipping of transfers and orders in Famous ERP software
  • Communicate details of QC arrival inspections and distribute QC reports
  • Build orders to meet customer requirements for packaging and fruit quality specifications
  • Coordinate with Packaging Supply and Replenishment Manager for product sourcing and inventory management
  • Provide all necessary support for Regulatory Compliance programs
  • Facilitate USDA inspections, obtain all required documentation for exportation of fruit
  • Maintain all company GMP and HACCP protocols


  • Minimum five years’ experience in fresh produce handling operations supervising personnel
  • Handling of fresh berries preferred
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Experience with ERP, WMS, and Microsoft Excel – Famous experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Weekend work will be required


  • As a valued member of our team, you can expect to receive a comprehensive benefits package.
  • We offer health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement plant, subject to a probationary period.
  • All candidates must undergo a background check and drug screen prior to employment.

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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