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  1. Job Title: Director of Operations
  2. Location: Central Valley, CA
  3. Number: 10267
  4. Post Date: 8/2/2018
Job description

Key Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Be a strong, but collaborative part of the upper management team.
  • Build and maintain the company’s stellar reputation within the industry and our customers.
  • Manage the procurement and QC teams, locally and remotely located to insure the best possible product is purchased and sent to our customers at the best cost. Understand contractual buying versus open market negotiations.
  • Interact with key customers and develop strong relationships with open communication to the customers and all levels internally of our company.
  • Control budgets to stay within a target range.
  • Coordinate with the support team to insure timely interaction with the procurement team and customers.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Must have at least ten years’ fresh produce procurement experience, including global sourcing knowledge.
  • Retail grocery experience a big plus.
  • Must have at least ten years of hands on management experience within the produce industry.
  • The ability to understand different customer specs for product and demands for service.
  • Complete understanding of PACA laws and procedures.
  • Budgeting and accounting knowledge a plus.

Core Competencies

  • Honest, good reputation within the industry.
  • Must be a strong, clear communicator.
  • Need to have good management skills, be a proven leader, and a team developer.
  • The desire to assume an increasing amount of responsibility.
  • Strong organizational abilities while multi-tasking.
  • Work well as a management team member.
  • A builder of relationships.
  • Quick problem solver in a way that makes all parties content.


Working Conditions

  • The position is 24/7, on call all the time.
  • 30% travel is required.
  • Full benefit package.
  • Great working atmosphere in the company headquarters, located in California.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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