Operations Manager - Produce

  • Negotiable
  • USA
  • Food & Beverage

As the Operations Manager, you will oversee all aspects of greenhouse operations, ensuring efficient, high-quality production of produce. You will be a strong leader with a background in agriculture, horticulture, or a related field, and a proven track record in managing complex operations. You will work closely with various departments to optimize processes, manage resources, and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operational Management:

    • Oversee daily operations of the greenhouse, including planting, harvesting, and packaging.
    • Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and productivity.
    • Monitor and manage inventory levels, ensuring timely procurement of supplies and materials.
    • Coordinate with maintenance teams to ensure all equipment and facilities are functioning properly and safely.
  2. Team Leadership:

    • Lead, mentor, and manage a diverse team of employees, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
    • Conduct regular training and development programs to enhance team skills and knowledge.
    • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and promote a culture of safety within the team.
  3. Quality Control:

    • Implement and maintain quality control processes to ensure produce meets company and industry standards.
    • Monitor and analyze production data to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions.
    • Work closely with the Quality Assurance team to address any quality issues and develop preventive measures.
  4. Financial Management:

    • Develop and manage operational budgets, ensuring cost-effective use of resources.
    • Analyze financial reports and provide insights to senior management to support decision-making.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiencies.
  5. Strategic Planning:

    • Collaborate with senior management to develop long-term operational strategies.
    • Identify and evaluate new technologies and methods to improve production efficiency and sustainability.
    • Stay informed about industry trends and advancements to keep the company competitive.
  6. Customer and Vendor Relations:

    • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers, vendors, and customers.
    • Ensure timely and accurate fulfillment of customer orders.
    • Address customer complaints and feedback, implementing improvements as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Business Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in operations management, preferably in agriculture or horticulture.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in using operational management software and tools.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations and standards.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Chris Baldwin Principal Consultant - Consumer
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