Job - Director of Operations

Job Title: Director of Operations

Job Order #: KH-9757

Location: California

Salary Range: $125000 - $175000

Commission / Bonus: Discretionary Bonus

Benefits: 401K + Dental + Medical + PTO + Relocation package + Vision

Qualifications:

- Minimum of 5 years in management of food/produce packing or processing, preferably in stone fruit experience as Director of Operations or equivalent Management position
- Bachelors degree preferred
- Conversational fluency in Spanish
- Proficient with Microsoft Windows
- Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
- Outstanding communication and problem-solving skills
- Results oriented manager
- Strong people skills
- Packing equipment knowledge, a plus
- Knowledge of industry’s legal rules and guidelines
- Must have experience and knowledge of food safety, product quality standards, document control and regulatory issues pertaining to organic and conventional farming


Job Description:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing an established agricultural company who is searching for a Director of Operations. This is a new position and was created due to the growth of the company and the need for a strong foundation and structure.

Responsibilities:

- Monitor labor utilization and production efficiencies to achieve maximize operational effectiveness
- Communicate and coordinate with orchard, sales, and accounting personnel regarding production
- Manage and utilize labor and equipment in a safe and efficient manner to achieve optimal performance, on budget with quality products
- Maximize returns to growers
- Resolve quality or production issues as they arise
- Ensure all product meets or exceeds quality standards
- Ensure product received from the orchard is packed, cooled, stored, and shipped on time
- Ensure compliance with all safety, food safety, local, state and federal standards and food safety programs
- Communicate and apply laws and company policies and procedures consistently and fairly
- Directly or indirectly manage all packing house employees and contract labor
- Develop relationships with existing and new growers
- Oversee new construction and equipment installations
- Liaise with General Manager to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
- Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress
- Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements
- Review financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote profitability while maintaining standards
- Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Kirk Hansen at [email protected] or call 308-382-7370. You are encouraged to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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