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Director of Operations - Food Manufacturing

Company: Earth Island
Location: Burbank
Posted on: August 28, 2018

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Job DescriptionEarth Island is the manufacturer of Follow Your Heart brand all-natural, vegan food products sold throughout the US and Internationally.Since 1988, Earth Island has been a leader in the natural foods industry and has experienced solid, rapid growth by producing fresh, quality plant-based and organic foods for consumers interested in a healthier lifestyle. Earth Island is a place where a comfortable and cooperative environment breeds professional, high-level results.We offer a generous salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage, FSA, a 401k, long term disability, life Insurance, accumulated paid time off, sick time, plus paid holidays.We are looking for an inspirational leader, to oversee, create and scale the manufacturing for our rapidly growing company and to do so in an ethical way. There will be direct oversight of departments including production, warehousing, sanitation and maintenance.Primary Job Responsibilities:Oversee all aspects of the our manufacturing processes, including maintenance and facilities, production and shipping and receiving.Ensure supply, ingredients and materials availability to produce daily and future orders.Continuously review and optimize all manufacturing processes to ensure the highest levels of operating efficiency.Direct production planning for facility, continuously balancing customer demands with production considerationsImplement set of relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) with a focus on continuous improvement.Actively coach, train and develop team to build confidence, implement process control methods and deliver KPI results.Determine current and future equipment needs to allow for increased production volume and quality enhancements for the efficient production of both current and new products.Stay abreast of new and changing regulations regarding food safety and sanitationLead through example – promote safety and quality performance and help establish cultureAdhere to company core valuesOther duties as assignedSkills/Qualifications:BA, required.MBA, a plus.10 plus years of recent experience in operations in food, cosmetics or pharmaceutical manufacturing.Must be competent with data analysis tools, have experience with ERP systems and be adept with Microsoft Office platform.Bilingual in Spanish/English, a plus.Must have a solid understanding of lean manufacturing. .Demonstrated ability to drive results and influence others to meet department objectivesFamiliarity with format of business communication and technical writingGreat attitude.Strong oral and written communication skillsProblem-solving and analytical skills, attention to detailFamiliarity with format of business communication and technical writingAbility to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with othersWork Environment:While performing the duties of the job, the employee will sit for an extended period of time, stand, walk, bend, and climb stairs. The employee will work in an office environment and spend much of the day looking at a computer monitor and typing on a computer keyboard. Employee in protective gear may spend limited time in the walk-in food refrigerator and freezer at temperatures of 10-41°F.Job Type: Full-time

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