Operations Manager - #8331S at Confidential - Colusa, CA - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Operations Manager - #8331S

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Job Description: 
As Farm Operations manager of this family owned business, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing company positioned to be the third largest grower in their category on the west coast. This role blends agricultural expertise, operational excellence, business acumen, and a deep connection to agriculture. If this describes you then this opportunity might just be for you!

This indoor farming operation is a proud family-owned business that has been dedicated to delivering the highest quality fresh produce for over 20 years. It was established two decades ago by a family of passionate and hardworking farmers. They have embraced treating their employees like family and their customers with the utmost respect and personal attention. Despite their significant growth over the years, their commitment to a family- oriented approach remains unchanged. They recognize that their success is built on the hard, honest work of their team and the trust and loyalty of their customers.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Oversee and manage daily operations for a large indoor growing operation
  • Will work with various departments including growing, harvesting, warehousing, packaging and shipping finished products.
  • Develop collaborative communication lines between departments for a streamline process with a result of an exceptional product.
  • Responsible for overseeing harvesting, packing and shipping to ensure efficiency and effective management of resources.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy, including daily and weekly inventory counts.
  • Manage harvesting/packing employees’ schedules. Supervise, coordinate and evaluate line supervisors.
  • Fosters a culture of appreciation and teamwork, coaches and motivates the team.
  • Communicates production requirements daily and ensures goals are achieved.
  • Recommend improvements to work methods or procedures and implement approved changes.
  • Consults with others on the management team.
  • Use problem solving skills and root cause analysis to resolve and/or migrate operational issues.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • The candidate will manage & lead teams across different departments, fostering a collaborative work environment, and ensuring staff members are motivated and productive.
  • This position will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating between teams at the growing/harvesting level with teams at the warehouse/shipping level to ensure operations are being carried out in an efficient manner in accordance with shifting market demands.
  • This will require the candidate to work closely with the general manager at the work site in Northern California while communicating daily with head office personnel based in Canada.
  • Success in this role will require the candidate to take a proactive role in understanding the daily operations of the business and a willingness to develop and implement new practices to achieve better results.
  • We are looking for a candidate who is eager to demonstrate their potential and grow with the business.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management in the produce industry. Preference for candidates with experience at all levels of the mushroom industry including farming, warehousing, and logistics
  • Experience with food safety standards and vendor audit programs
  • Excellent Communications and Organizational Skills
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required

This Job has a $1,000 Referral Reward!


If you would like to discuss this job opportunity in 100% confidentiality with a Joe Produce Search Consultant, please call Recruiting at 855-563-7763, or email recruiting@joeproduce.com

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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