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Operations Manager

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 07/17/2019 Discipline: Operations - Manufacturing Job Number: 8555 Industry: Produce

Title: Operations Manager

Location: East of Buffalo, NY

Our client is a growing startup committed to innovation and working to develop new processing technologies to create never before-possible products. The Operations Manager will have a range of responsibilities from line installation and optimization to overseeing production. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, interdisciplinary individual to help complete assembly and launch production of a new French Fry manufacturing facility in east of Buffalo, NY. Great long-term growth potential as you serve a pivotal role within the organization, coordinating closely with the R&D, Food Safety, and the management teams to realize commercialization of new products and technologies.

Compensation/Benefits:

Competitive compensation package

Health & dental Insurance

401K

PTO

"Ground floor" opportunity

Expected Outcomes:

Oversee and manage completion of the company's processing facility:

Manage the day-to-day operations of the company's potato processing plant Oversee and ensure production output, product quality, and on-time shipping and delivery;

Build and manage a team of employees - including hiring, assignment of responsibilities, and scheduling - and foster an environment of growth opportunities and development, consistent with company culture;

Provide effective training to your team to enhance performance; establish a safety-first culture;

Develop meaningful, actionable metrics to accurately record quality, safety, and efficiency performance, and develop comprehensive plans for improvement against these metrics;

Participate in the development and implementation of food safety and regulatory plans including assisting the Chief Technology Officer and Food Safety team with the build-out of food safety plans and associated production-level SOP's;

Work openly and cooperatively with senior management and the Food Safety, R&D, and Sanitation departments and cross-functional teams to mitigate risks, identify opportunities, create value, and fulfill strategic organizational goals;

Ensure that the reputation and image in the community is consistent with the company's values, and that business relationships with all stakeholders are not compromised;


Competencies/Culture:

5+ years of broad-based food manufacturing operations management experience;

Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP, GMP's practices, USDA and FDA regulations, GFSI schemes, SGF/PCQI/BRC and/or Better Process Control;

Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma experience in a manufacturing environment;

Supervisory experience, management education, and/or demonstrated planning, organizing, goal setting, controlling, self-development, decision making, and presentation skills;

A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree or higher is preferred. Degree in engineering or sciences preferred;

Experience with potato processing preferred.

George Blomgren
Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Manager at Kinsa Group. George has a BA from Beloit College. He brings over 18 years of diverse talent acquisition experience to Kinsa clients, including extensive corporate and agency executive recruiting experience. An avid networker, George maintains an extensive professional network, and prides himself on placing the right people in the right positions. The newest member of the Kinsa team, George is excited about joining the team and serving Kinsa clients. Connect with George today!

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