Operations Manager

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REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Food Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field preferred (not required with the right experience)
  • 5+ years of experience in food processing or manufacturing operations, with a proven track record of success in setting up and managing production processes.
  • Strong knowledge of, or capability of quickly learning, food safety standards and regulations, including HACCP, GMP, and FDA guidelines, with experience in implementing and maintaining robust food safety programs.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to make sound decisions under pressure, with a focus on continuous improvement and operational efficiency.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles and process optimization techniques is a plus.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up and manage production processes for gummy, fruit chew, hard candy, and other candy manufacturing in facility, working hands-on with 1-2 production staff to ensure efficient and high-quality production.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Quality Assurance, and Project Management teams to customize processes for each client’s unique needs, ensuring that every candy meets our clients’ specifications and quality standards.
  • Oversee inventory management, production scheduling, cleaning protocols, testing procedures, and shipping/receiving operations to ensure smooth and efficient operations.
  • Ensure compliance with food safety standards and regulations, including HACCP, GMP, and FDA guidelines, through rigorous documentation and quality control measures.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and cost savings, implementing best practices and lean manufacturing principles to maximize productivity and profitability.

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