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Dir of Food Manufacturing/Food Process – Long Island City, NY

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US-NY-Long Island City

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Plant - Management

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POSITION Director - Food Manufacturing/Food Process


Position Summary: Plan, direct and coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing /processing of products in the meat, seafood, deli and prepared food departments in accordance with cost, quality and quantity specifications.


Essential Functions:

·         Review Operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems

·         Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, considering budgets and plant operational flow.

·         Coordinate or recommend procedures for department processes, equipment purchase or modifications to existing plant operations

·         Develop or implement tracking procedures for quality control, analyzing production, systems, maintenance, and labor utilization

·         Set and monitor product standards to ensure finished products are of prescribed consumer quality.

·         Maintain safety and sanitation standards according to corporate specifications and stay in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

·         Must have familiarity in preparation of meat products using equipment such as grinders, saws, wrapping machines, packaging machines, scales, etc.


Supervision Received:

Plans and carries out work assignments; resolves most conflicts which arise; coordinates work with others as necessary; interprets policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Keeps leader informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications

Supervisory Duties:

Trains and assigns work to Team members on an occasional basis; performs the same work as the group on a regular basis.


Minimum Qualifications:

·         BA/BS in Business, Finance, Operations Research, Engineering or related

·         Five plus (5+) years experience food manufacturing processing positions with increasing responsibilities;

·         Five plus (5+) years in positions with multiple direct reports; Three plus (3+) years in a role reporting directly to senior management

·         Prior work experience in operations, food processing or manufacturing a plus;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Must have considerable knowledge of HACCP, SSOP and GMPs as it applies to the food industry

·         Current knowledge of regulatory government requirements (i.e. FDA, USDA, etc.) rules and regulations

·         Relevant Operations management experience in food manufacturing

·         Must have strong analytical and data - driven skill set

·         Experience in non - union environments a plus

·         Experience with "hands - on" projects ( production, safety, labor management)

·         Expertise in food safety (Raw and ready-to-eat)

·         Quality systems standards, including GMPs

·         Food microbiology, analytical chemistry, and sensory methods

·         Must possess strong leadership, communication and organizational skills.

·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Working Conditions:

·         Work environment includes plant, warehouse, production and non-production areas and plant grounds

·         ·This position may require approximately 5% travel and work/maintenance coverage beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays

·         Ability to tolerate temperatures of 35 degrees or below while working in the plant.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Teammember(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Descriptions may be subject to change as the needs of the organization changes.

As EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERS, Fresh Direct, LLC and its affiliates do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender (except where gender is a bonafide occupational qualification), disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state, or local law.

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