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Plant Operations Manager

Company: America's Best Beverage
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Plant Operations Manager
OverviewThe Plant Operations Manager will own the coffee roasting operation's function. Tasks include planning, organizing, directing and controlling all operational activities. In addition, the candidate will ensure all coffee roasting, packaging and storage is compliant to the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safe Quality Foods practices (SQF) and Food Safety regulations. They will also oversee and monitor the performance of the Plant Operations as it relates to quality, safety, productivity, cost control, service to sales, employee training and leadership development.
About the role:We're looking for an individual who wants career advancement opportunities and a challenging role as Coffee Roasting Plant Manager. The role will oversee 20 direct reports in all aspects of the plant operations. This role will report directly to the CEO. The plant is in Oakland, CA.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee total plant processes
  • Oversee plant compliance and interactions with all Certification Bodies.
  • Develop and maintain systems to assure compliance to all Food Safety requirements including Commitment, Document Control and Records, Specification, Product Identification, Trace and Recall, Incident Management, and Food Safety Fundamentals.
  • Oversee maintenance of all production equipment including records keeping procedures and compliance.
  • Lead teams in efficient production of goods and report metrics to superiors.
  • Develop and execute employee training and maintain all training for warehouse operations.
  • Develop safety programs with safety officer and train staff in all aspects of plant safety.
  • Maintain HAACP program and train staff in maintaining HAACP procedures.
  • Establishing quality system compliance objectives and ensuring that targets are achieved.
  • Institute and maintaining control and documentation procedures.
  • Administrate records keeping systems and data protection
  • Develop and implement a variety of procedures and management systems to ensure compliance with pertinent food regulations (GMP, SQF, HACCP, and Plant Inspections) and product specifications.
  • Maximize efficiency in plant.
    Qualifications and Skills:
    • Progressive experience (5+ years) within food, beverage or pharma industry desired
    • SQF, GMP experience a plus
    • Proven experience (3+ years) in a Plant Manager Role
    • Bachelor's Degree a plus
    • Demonstrated success as a change agent, developing/implementing continuous process improvement initiatives and accountability programs
    • Demonstrated success assessing, developing and retaining top talent
    • Deployment and integration of technology tools to streamline inventory control a plus
      Requirements:
      • HACCP Certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm is a plus
      • Possess a thorough understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing facilities
      • Must have strong organizational, leadership and communication skills
      • Able to work with cross functional departments within the organization
      • Good problem solving and corrective action/resolution skills
      • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.
      • Excellent skills for leading or facilitating multi-organizational teams to success on complex multidimensional projects.
      • Excellent communication skills in order to build teams to lead progress to plan and to get management support and buy-in for complex projects.
      • Desire to own decisions and take responsibility for outcomes.
      • Must possess and demonstrate solid analytical and problem-solving skills.Food Safety & Quality Requirements/Responsibilities:
        • Adheres to all Food Safety/Quality SOP's
        • Accurately completes required Food Safety & Quality records
        • Communicates any known or suspected Food Safety/ Quality issues to the Q.A and Department Manager
        • Attends all Food Safety/Quality training sessions
        • Reports back to Senior Management on the facilities' compliance status through Management Reviews and/or meetings as necessary.Plant Management Requirements/Responsibilities:
          • Meticulous record keeping in accordance with the company's record keeping guidelines
          • Manage production staff and oversee all plant production processes
          • Accurately assess inventory controls
          • Identify potential safety hazards in the plant
          • Oversee facility maintenance
          • Reduce waste and inefficiencies in production
          • Identify/mitigate production bottlenecks
          • Assess capacity of production equipment
          • Oversee our production line and supply chain
          • Responsible for a combination of reducing cost, increasing capacity, meeting customer expectations, and improving quality
          • Implement tactical changes on a daily or weekly level (changing SOPs or team priorities) and strategic changes (changing the supply chain or upgrading equipment)
          • Oversee all product lines - from production, fulfillment, and logistics
          • Research new processes & manufacturing equipment
          • Create & implement a strategy to reduce unit cost with an analytical, data-driven approach.
          • Assist CEO with mid to long-term projection
            Physical Requirements:The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or operate heavy machinery such as forklifts, pallet jacks, trucks, etc. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a fast-paced warehouse environment where the noise level is usually moderate and consistent with similar work environments where machinery is used.
            DisclaimerThis position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as required.
            Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $120,000-$135,000 /yearBenefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision, 401k (3% match), Paid sick leave, Paid vacation.Education:
            • Bachelor's (preferred)License:
              • HAACP (Preferred)
              • SQF (Preferred)
              • Forklift/Heavy equipment operation (Preferred) Language: Preferences other than fluent English
                • Spanish (preferred but not required)
                • Vietnamese (preferred but not required)America's Best Beverage is an equal opportunity employer.

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