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Forward Distribution Center Manager


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Job Description: 
Mission Produce is the largest global supplier of the world’s finest avocados. For over 35 years we have invested in people, state-of-the-art technology and avocado-specific infrastructure to expertly serve our customers, growers and partners. Throughout our history we have remained rooted in honesty, respect and loyalty.
 
Mission Produce owns and operates state-of-the-art avocado packing facilities in multiple global locations including California, Mexico and Peru. In addition, our global distribution network includes 11 forward distribution centers in North America, China and Europe. Over the past 35 years, Mission has become recognized as the leader in the worldwide avocado business.
 
Job Summary:
The FDC Manager oversees the management of their respective facility under Mission’s high-quality standards and guidelines. Proactively manage the FDC to ensure that it: produces value in our products and services to our customers; produces a stable, secure, and high-quality work environment for all employees; and produces company market value for all stockholders. In addition, this position will be responsible for the quality of ripening avocados and, inventory control and quality specifications are obtained and shipped according to standard operating procedures.
Responsibilities & Duties: 

The FDC Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Value Added Processes (Avocado Ripening Process, Bagging, Specialty Packing):
    • Plan, direct, execute, and monitor the ripening process. Communicate all issues that affect the ripening process.
    • Plan, direct, execute, and monitor the bagging and special packing processes. Communicate all issues that affect the processes.
  • Inventory Management and Fruit Utilization
    • Control of inventory daily; ensure accuracy of all inventory, documented quality evaluations of inbound and outbound product, utilization of inventory to ensure highest sales value and customer satisfaction.
  • Customer/Buyer Relationships
    • Collaborate with sales to interface with customers, buyers, and/or receivers on a regular basis to ensure customer satisfaction in their region.
  • Build and maintain an organizational environment which promotes positive staff morale and performance by designing and implementing best practices for the company that results in the best human capital and skills to accomplish the organizational mission.
  • Communicate weekly and monthly FDC productivity including, inventory, shipments, quality, rejections, labor KPI’s.
  • Communicate with sales, sourcing, inventory, accounting, transportation, and HR all related FDC information.
  • Develop operations system improvements by analyzing process workflow and space requirements, and equipment layout; implement changes.
  • Act as the subject matter expert in produce and train staff on produce quality indicators and best practices.
  • Facilitate a profitable operation that produces safe quality service efficiently.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or minimum of 5 years of work-related experience within the Produce Industry, Distribution or other related industry.
  • Business acumen essential.
  • Proof of experience developing and lead a team to obtain high performance. Able to coach, develop, and motivate others within and across the organization.
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Proven ability to be result focused, metric driven, and translate priorities and actions into measurable results and hold self and others accountable to achieve individual, departmental, and company goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain focused with changing objectives, deadlines, and priorities beyond one’s control.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a strong ability to effectively identify problems by framing issues, leveraging data, and developing and implementing solutions.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus.
  • Ability to work in temperature-controlled environments that can range anywhere from 34 – 42 degrees.
  • Willing to travel.
This is an outstanding opportunity to advance your produce career with a leader in the industry!


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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