Operations Manager – Food Packing industry

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  • Sodus, NY, USA
  • 2021-07-12

A $5MM+ dollar Fruit & Vegetable Packing and Shipping Business (privately owned) is presently seeking an Operations Manager to lead the day-to-day activities of their packing operation with a focus on safety, quality, and productivity.  It is a well-established, seasonal business that employs at peak season up to 40 individuals; approximately 8 to 9 full-time employees year round.  The Operations Manager will report directly to the company’s board of directors / ownership group.


Excellent career opportunity for an experienced operations management professional to be part of a financially sound business that offers a challenging, yet flexible work environment as well as provides an exceptional work / life balance while working for a stable privately held business organization.


  1. Must have 3 to 5 years of prior business / operations management experience, ideally within the produce / agricultural industry involving the washing, sorting, sizing, and packaging of fruits and/or vegetables for the distribution to retail supermarkets, food service suppliers, and industrial food processors.  Other food processing industry experience will also be strongly considered.
  2. Prior seasonal operations management experience is strongly preferred.
  3. Prior experience working with and compliance with all local, state, and national regulatory organizations like the USDA / FDA is very strongly preferred.
  4. Must be able to wear many different hats within the organization – operations, quality, maintenance, human resources, cost control, compliance, procurement, etc…
  5. Must be comfortable establishing and complying with budgetary restraints; controlling costs while maintaining the highest quality standards, time tables, and employee engagement, training, and retention.
  6. Strong communication skills at all levels of the business are an absolute must.
  7. Must be computer proficient.  MS Office Suite; ERP systems, etc…
  8. A Bachelor’s degree is desirable, but not an absolute requirement.


COMPENSATION RANGE:  $80K to $100K base salary plus bonus up to 10%.