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Operations Manager - Food Processing (split shift)

We are seeking an Operations Manager with experience in food manufacturing for our plant facility. The Operations Manager will direct, and coordinate activities concerned with the safe production of company product to ensure timely completion with quality product by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Position: Operations Manager - Food Processing (split shift)

Department: Operations

Reports to: Plant Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Classification: Salary

Work Remotely: No

Hourly Pay: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year


  • Manage materials, packaging, and raw materials such that all materials are available to meet scheduling requirements on a timely basis by working closely with purchasing and inventory manager.
  • Ensure plant safety through compliance of safety standards.
  • Achieve compliance for product quality, food safety, and food defense as issued by the QC Department while maintaining overall plant efficiency.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformities relating to product, process, or the quality system and recommend or provide solutions to correct any deficiencies.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming products until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • Supplement, track, and be held accountable to all applicable KPIs.
  • Partner with QC for compliance of food safety, product quality and regulatory compliance of plant
  • Foster an environment that embraces continuous process improvement of the facility, processes, and personnel
  • Strive for a well-trained and motivated staff through excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Schedule and conduct plant meetings with production and related staff
  • Manage cost and manufacturing components such as package material, raw ingredients, fixed and variable labor, quality, efficiency, reliability, scrap, rework, energy, GMPs, safety, sanitation, and regulatory compliance.
  • All other duties as required.

Education / Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Management, or other closely related field
  • Knowledge of GMPs, HACCP, OSHA, FDA, and USDA regulations
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and process management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into application and operational requirement.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, attention to detail and thorough desire for continuous improvement
  • Self-starter with ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Plant Management experience in food manufacturing (strongly preferred)
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred but not required)''