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Sr. Director of Operations

Job Title
Sr. Director of Operations
Job ID
27627244
Description
Senior Director of Operations

We are working on a new leadership role with a state-of-the-art commercial greenhouse company that is looking for a Sr. Director of Operations. This role will be accountable for overseeing the performance and operations of multiple greenhouses within assigned region. The Sr Director will drive performance through the development of short and long-term operating goals, standards for CI, quality, cost reductions, production volumes & safety.

Location: Remote position that can reside anywhere between North Carolina and New England and as west as Ohio.
*Please note: Our client requires this individual to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by start date.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee operations for a multi-site region of commercial green houses to ensure each location achieves high performance standards
  • Lead a culture that is focused on CI in areas of employee engagement, being a zero-injury workplace, and delivering sustainable results
  • Partner with peers in Supply chain, Engineering, QA, R&D, Sales, HR, Finance and other departments in order to coordinate all phases of operations and provide the best product
  • Directly supervise greenhouse leaders responsible for all aspects of production and achieving key performance measurements related to personnel safety, quality and food safety, service and cost, while continually improving process reliability and performance
  • Develop, assess modify, and implement standard procedures and operating systems in sanitation, safety, quality, preventive maintenance, and GMP’s. Track and ensure adherence to Quality, Safety, and Best Practice Implementation of KPI’s
  • Build culture of mutual respect, teamwork, professionalism while demonstrating active support of company values and policies
  • Extend capabilities to meet market needs and support profitable growth of the products produced by the facility
  • Build an organization that is customer focused, flexible, and has a strong business acumen
  • Lead and develops associates to move the organization to the next level
  • Recommend training programs and succession planning
  • Ensure the best quality products and excellent customer service by maintaining regular quality audits, GMPs, compliance with federal/state/local regulations, and HACCP- while meeting/exceeding Global Food Safety Standards, environmental compliance and DOT mandates

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Business, Engineering or a technical field is a plus. Master’s Degree is also a plus
  • 12+ years of increasingly responsible manufacturing experience, food industry experience is desirable
  • 8+ years direct management experience. Past multi-site responsibility is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership of safety initiatives and track record leading the improvement of operations while delivering day to day performance
  • Strong understanding and exposure to the operations of all plant departments: production, quality, maintenance, materials management, ect
  • Engages in participative management style and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Past experience building a strong management team and promoting teamwork in multiple location across all departments
  • Strong business acumen and working knowledge of CI, equipment design and installation, project management and financial reporting

 

 
 
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