Director of Operations

MAC Incorporated

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Director of Operations Compton, California
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“Director of Operations
nAbout the role
nWe are looking for a Director of Operations (Vertical Farming Technology) to join our team. The Director of Operations will lead operations for the farm with functional responsibility encompassing farm operations, production scheduling, warehouse and maintenance.  The Director of Operations will be responsible for setting up, running and continuously improving standard operating procedures that ensure rigor and consistency while at the same time creating and nurturing a culture of ingenuity and growth for the people who work within the indoor, vertical farm. The Director of Farm Operations is expected to ensure that the farm operates reliably 365 days per year and produces the highest quality produce while keeping people safe.
nWhat you’ll do
nThis will be a hands-on role where you will be leading high volume packaging and shipping of high quality produce to local retailers and distributors
nEstablish guidelines for process completion time commitments
nCoordinate equipment uptime, processing tools, training and resource balancing to meet daily packaging and shipment schedules
nDefine and continuously improve a company “Operating System” based on LEAN / Six-Sigma with a regular metrics-driven cadence and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
nRecruit, train and grow a world-class farm operations team including ongoing development, detailed job definitions and career paths.
nDefine requirements for and implement appropriate processes and supporting IT tools for effective farm operations.
nEnsure effective regulatory / EH&S compliance in each facility.
nDevelop and manage deep partnerships with functions across the company, including R&D, Business Operations, Marketing, Sales, and EH&S.
nEstablish and maintain a food safe environment and processes including daily cleaning with staff and farm associates
nConduct and plan for multiple shifts as required to meet morning and afternoon deliveries
nImplement strict budgetary controls
nManage Daily Order Fulfillment to customers across the state of California
nPerform other related duties as required
nWhat you’ll bring to the table
nBS/BA in business administration, engineering, management, industrial technology or equivalent experience.
n7+ years prior relevant experience in a leadership role: accountable for the successful operations of a manual/automated production facility and meeting performance metrics.
n5+ years of experience leading, managing, and staffing an operation that runs 24 hours, 7 days a week in a U.S. based facility.
nScaling, and high automation: Deep experience scaling and operating a manufacturing facility that leverages a high degree of automation.
nRelentless excellence and improvement: Reputation for creating and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement that values and provides ongoing growth opportunities for people at all levels in the organization.
nInfluence for outcomes: Exceptional influencing skills across functions of a company; ability to influence and lead individuals and teams including and outside of one’s direct reports.
nBuild people, grow people, stretch people: People-first hands-on leader who practices active listening.
nMission Driven; Deep passion aligned with the mission, vision and values.
nThe ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the organization, not only for the areas s/he is directly responsible for, but the enterprise as a whole.
nExperience with inventory management, warehouse operations, customer shipments, product quality, on-time deliveries and attention to cleanliness.
nPreferred experience in post-harvest food processing environments: the machinery, systems, cleaning routines etc. to process fresh produce.
nFood Safety – understanding of processes, tools, cleaning techniques, worker clothing and behavior to meet and exceeds food safety requirements for the proper work zone
nWorker Health & Safety – demonstrated experience as a leader in safe work practices, caring about employees and leading by example
nType of role
nWhat we can offer 
nCompensation; we’ll pay you a competitive salary, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K 
nHealth & well-being; we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits, in-office gyms, and an Employee Assistance Program to help with mental health, financial & legal matters 
nFood; in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce in development — are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
nGrow together; learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
nEquipment; we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
nPaid time off; we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we don’t cap the amount of days you can take off per year in addition to the paid holidays we observe
nParental leave; 12 weeks off for all new parents – fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition 
nFood & Safety Requirements
nComply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
nAll employees must show proof of COVID vaccination before starting work, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception
nAll applicants must be 18 years or older to apply
nComply with GMP/GAPS in the Facility
nConduct monitoring activities to assure finished product complies with food safety and quality specifications
nAssist in the maintenance of Food Safety and Quality system”

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