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Operations Manager

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Job Description: 
Berry People is a year-round, full-line shipper of organic and conventional berries and avocados, and owner of the Berry People® and Avo People® brands.  Headquartered in Hollister, California, the company’s ownership and key alliance partners hold important production assets in California, Mexico, Chile, and Peru.  Berry People operates with a strong company ethos along its entire supply chain that emphasizes complementarity, stewardship, and empathy.  
We currently have an opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team in Hollister, CA.
The Operations Manager shall be responsible for daily management and execution with all segments of operations, facilities, transportation, quality control, compliance, packaging, import customs and expediting, production, sales and administration. He/She will have an integral understanding of every operation’s costs, accounting, and ultimate impact to financials of the Company. He/She will manage relationships with vendors, suppliers, agreements, and execution in all segments.  The Operations Manager will have the right combination of experience, education, talent, and passion for their work as a key contributor to the Company’s go forward success.  
The successful candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business, Sales & Marketing or Related Emphasis preferred.  Consideration given to combined Education Experience and Track Record.  
  • Fully Understand Financial Statements
  • Critical Thinking, Forensic Troubleshooting, Pattern recognition, Trend Identification, and Problem Solving skills.
  • Technologically and functionally advanced skills, MS Office Suite, Software systems, Apps, Portals, writing SOP’s and Navigation. 
  • Product Sourcing and Materials Purchasing
  • Superior People Management skills. 
  • Ability to handle multiple conflicting priorities effectively and flexibly to meet company needs
  • Contract/Agreement Terms Negotiation, Mediation, Mitigation, Execution and Management
  • Impeccable multi-level Emotional Intelligence and Diplomacy skills in Communications in a Multi-Cultural and Global environment.
  • Ability to travel to various supplier, customer, vendor locations as needed. 
  • Project Management, end to end from development, execution and completion. 
  • Enjoy a Fast-Paced & Volatile Produce Industry
  • Team Success Professional, Approachable, and Coachable Demeanor
  • 10 Years of experience and crystalized industry knowledge in Fresh Produce, Agricultural production, Sales and Operational Management combined. Primarily Berries and Avocados. 
  • Experience in IT Infrastructure & ERP Implementation 
  • Experience in Domestic & International Logistics & Freight Forwarding
  • Experienced in Quality and Compliance Management 
  • Farming, Packing, Shipping, Sourcing, and Sales Experience
  • Personnel, Process, and Product Management
  • Spanish/English Biliteracy Required
If you’re looking for a company with a “People First” culture, that has a track-record of strong growth and financial performance this could be your ideal opportunity.  We are in the exciting blue-ocean space of Mexican Organic Berries, which is a very fast-paced and dynamic environment that will challenge and reward talented individuals.
We have competitive wages and benefits packages and are flexible with employee schedules in support of a healthy work-life balance and overall healthy personal life and team culture experience.

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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