Company: Shenandoah Growers
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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The General Manager is the senior-most leader at their facility and
is responsible for all facets of that site including compliance
with food safety, physical safety, employment and all other
applicable laws and regulations. GM establishes systems and
procedures for operating efficiency and achieving performance
metrics. She/He is driven by challenge and success in a fast-paced,
high-growth working environment and is passionate about leading
people and operations for both current and future success. The GM
forecasts, plans, and budgets labor sufficient for optimized
uninterrupted operations. Success in selecting, developing,
managing, and retaining talent, as well as building
high-performance teams, are key in this pivotal leadership
position. GM's report to a Regional Vice President of Operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITY:
- --Direct and manage all site operations to achieve site and
corporate targets within Company policies and procedures.
- Responsible for achievement of site profit goals, workplace
safety, food safety, teammate relations, and overall site
cleanliness and appearance.
- --Provide clear and timely operational directives to direct
- Compile, analyze and report site key financial and performance
data, ensuring all key performance metrics for site are met and
course corrections or redirections are made as may be needed to
- Enforce and comply with all GMP/HACCP and Safety rules and
regulations. Attend and/or conduct Safety meetings as
- Responsible for developing and implementing strategy to ensure
customer satisfaction through close collaboration with sales
- Develop and execute site annual budget and production
- Perform labor planning for optimal staffing levels and
cost-effective site operations.
- Analyze unit costs by SKU to maximize profitability.
- Compile data and analyze profitability daily to determine
site's achievement toward monthly targets.
- Responsible for overseeing ongoing and preventative maintenance
is performed at the site as needed and work with the site's
operations or production manager to verify that the facility and
equipment are always kept in optimal operating condition.
- Motivate and foster a highly engaged site leadership team,
including implementing development plans for everyone.
- Drive continuous improvement efforts in all areas.
- Oversee the development and implementation of site standard
operating procedures (SOP's) in accordance with SGI best
- Manages performance across all teams through positive
recognition, guiding through ongoing coaching, and ensuring
disciplinary/corrective actions are implemented in accordance with
Company policies and procedures. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Bachelor's degree or high school diploma/GED and
equivalent work experience (10+ years).
Experience: Minimum of 5 years management experience in food
manufacturing, logistics, or production/manufacturing plant
operations work environment, demonstrated leadership skills,
demonstrated team building skills, including demonstrated ability
to motivate others. Knowledge of process improvement techniques and
of project management principles and practices.
Language Fluency: No specific language requirements; bi-lingual
English/Spanish fluency preferred
Technology: MS Office Suite, Word, including advanced Excel,
Outlook, and strong keyboarding skillsets required
Licensure: No specific licensure required.
Credentials: No specific professional credentials required.
REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Locomotion: Ability to move about
between various environments and on different surfaces sufficiently
to perform job duties and responsibilities. Muscle Strength &
Flexibility: Ability to bend, reach, stoop, squat, pivot, turn,
balance, walk, push, pull, and lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Sustained Fast Pace: Ability to perform duties, responsibilities
and assigned tasks with maximum efficiency while working at a very
fast sustained pace without reduction in accuracy and quality.
Learning: Ability to understand and follow directions and learn new
Near Vision: Ability to see details at close range (within a few
feet of the observer).
Speech Recognition: Ability to identify and understand the speech
of another person.
Oral Comprehension: Ability to listen to and understand information
and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression: Ability to communicate information and ideas
speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity: Ability to tell when something is wrong or is
likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only
recognizing there is a problem.
Emergency Response: Ability to understand, respond quickly, and
move appropriately according to workplace safety protocols. WORK
Temperature: Performs work in an office environment within a
standard office temperature range.
Noise: Moderate - generally, between 80-90 decibels or below
Fumes, Gases, Dust: Minimal REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMET
Workplace Safety: Non-slip shoes when in production areas
Food Safety: Nitrile gloves, hair and facial hairnets when in
production areas REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
Caring for Others: Job requires leaving egos at home and being
sensitive to needs and feelings of co-workers as well as being
understanding and helpful throughout the day.
Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and
dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Promptness: Job requires being on time and ready to begin work at
start of shift and following breaks.
Friendliness: Job requires being friendly, welcoming, and helpful
to new teammates.
Cooperation: Job requires working with others on the job and
displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Job requires being open to change
(positive and negative) and to frequent variety in the
Stress Tolerance: Job requires accepting criticism and dealing
calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Persistence: Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Respect for Diversity: Job requires working respectfully and with
sensitivity alongside individuals from a very broad range of global
cultures, languages, orientations, preferences and appearances.
Accountability: Job requires being accountable for our own actions,
behaviors, communication and work performance.
Communication: Job requires, and it is the teammate's
responsibility, to communicate with their direct supervisor in a
timely manner regarding any changes to attendance, arrival and
departure times, time off, FMLA, etc. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability and willingness to travel if needed SGI utilizes E-Verify
and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires
qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry,
citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Federal law requires
employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified
individuals with disabilities. In the event you require reasonable
accommodation to apply for this job, please contact our company and
appropriate assistance will be provided.
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