Job Openings: KCO Resource Management

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Production Manager

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Production Manager
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                                            Production Manager                                                           

We are working with a rapidly growing company that used state-of-the-art indoor farming techniques to produce pesticide-free baby-leaf greens. Our client is very dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of food and serving local communities. Seeking a talented Production Manager who will be an essential part of the greenhouse management team. This individual will oversee the operations of the harvest and production of our products and manage a team of dedicated supervisors to maximize production and promote a culture of care and results.

*Please note: Our client requires this individual to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Engage and inspire your team to achieve greenhouse business objectives. Attract, develop, and retain an engaged workforce committed to each other and to the company mission. 
  • Be accountable for converting plant yield into revenue, operating expenses, and for the operation of the facility.  This includes production, inventory, planning and reporting, labor management, balancing inputs.
  • Manage costs, energy utilization, and other operating expenses.
  • Must have a strong and continuous improvement mindset to lead our efforts to be a LEAN organization.
  • Support food and employee safety; be accountable for maintaining a clean, organized, and safe greenhouse facility and operation.
  • Work closely with the General Manager and the Greenhouse Head Grower and other members of the management team to develop and execute the strategies to achieve, lead, and train employees.
  • Work with vendors/partners to obtain and manage supplies. 

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • 5+ years experience directly managing individuals working on production lines and have demonstrated abilities to achieve production targets while controlling costs and achieving quality standards. 
  • Experience in hiring, terminating, developing, and leading hourly employees while implementing employee development and feedback systems. 
  • Great knowledge of the fundamental tools of Lean Business Operations. Included but are not limited to Standard Work, 5-S, Visual management, and other tools to evaluate value-added versus non-value-added activities.
  • Experience in a performance-based organization. The culture of the organization should have a heavy emphasis on training as part of employee development.


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