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General Manager

Company: Local Bounti
Location: Pasco
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Pay Rate in Pasco, WA: $170,000 - $210,000Local Bounti is a leading--controlled environment agriculture (CEA)--company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally-grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.Our mission is rooted in sustainability and in turn, human welfare.--By growing local we help eliminate food waste and provide fresh, high-quality produce. Our--sustainable greenhouse technology--delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our crops, resulting in--90% less water consumption and 95% less land use--than conventional agriculture,--no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the--lowest carbon footprint in the industry. We are--committed to the growth and cultivation of our employee s well-being, so that our employees feel that they are in a career environment that--enables them to thrive personally and professionally.--We provide an educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to employees working over 30 hours a week.Competitive PayIndoor Agriculture EnvironmentA culture focused on Work/Life BalanceHealth, Dental, and Vision and very competitive contribution ratesHealth Care Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings AccountGenerous Vacation Time and 5 Sick days each year10 Company Paid HolidaysImmediate access to participate in the 401(k) plan with up to 5% company matchBasic and Voluntary Life / AD&DVoluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverageVoluntary STD/LTDAflacCaregiver SupportTraining and DevelopmentAdoption Assistance ProgramCommuter Benefits (includes part-time and seasonal staff)MarketPlace Perks at WorkFree Employee Assistance Program services that focus on health physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. Local Bounti employees are empowered, valued, and respected. They have a passion for their work and for Local Bounti s success. This shared passion for achievement is the lifeblood of our company.--Job Summary:The General Manager is responsible for developing strategic plans for optimized productivity. Review and improve organizational effectiveness by developing processes, overseeing employees, establishing a highly motivated work environment, and creating innovative approaches for improvement. It will also be asked to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to achieve production targets while controlling costs and achieving quality standards.Duties/Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with any other duties as assigned:--Manages Local Bounti Facilities to optimize performanceCommunicate and uphold Local Bounti s vision and mission with employeesDecide capacity and utilization of the facilityDirect the capital actives of the facilityFacilitate activities that allow managers and supervisors to meet the facility goals in estimated and actual productivity, cost reductions and profitEnsure periodic meetings occur with employees to review and discuss policies and proceduresWork with the management team and supervisors to develop systems and procedures that ensure adherence to safety objectivesWork with the quality department to set goals and ensure compliance to goalsLead the Operations Assistant to ensure there are systems to prioritize and schedule jobs including, material, equipment, tools, and personnel.Develop schedules that meet customer expectations.Act consistently with Local Bounti s mission to ensure the organization s effectiveness and successEnforce Local Bounti s policies in a consistent and fair manner which will result in a productive and focused environmentStrive for excellence in all aspects of each activity, which will demonstrate a performance model for all employeesProvide support and continual education for all employees, which will provide for a more talented and satisfied workforce.Develop strategic plans, budgets and policies that will strengthen the company and support the company s financial goalsDevelopment and adherence to budgets that support current activity and forecastsDevelop strategic direction and implement key action items to ensure a stronger and healthier company that supports corporate and employee goalsImplement changes to facility operations, manufacturing methods, facility layouts, capital equipment, and procedures that result in cost reductions to ensure corporate goals and customer expectations are metCoordinate with the support team for new product introductions as well as new product manufacturing processes or technologiesWork closely with the facility management team to plan and set-up new processes for test runs, scale up, and long-term production processesWork closely with Business Development, Quality, and Scheduling for planning and scheduling new products and processingAnalyze, recommend, and justify the purchase of capital equipment to support the company s strategic direction and changing technology needsIdentify and implement manufacturing methods and organization structure to improve the efficiencies of material flow and to meet the needs of our customerInteract with the corporate support team on sales to review current and future needsIdentify and incorporate opportunities to improve technologies, systems, and processesAlong with HR, recruit, develop, coach, and mentor employees with the aim of production qualified, productive, and satisfied personnel that can keep abreast of changing technologies and customer needsOversee the overall recruitment and selection of employees in coordination with Human Resources and the facility management teamOversee and/or delegate training and development of employees toward meeting current and future needsEstablish with employee s input, job responsibilities and performance expectationsCommunicate expected results and provide ongoing performance feedback (both positive and negative)Manage employee quality of work life to ensure an informed, satisfied, and productive workforceAny other duties as assigned--Required Skills/Abilities:--Embrace Local Bounti s Core ValuesStrong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions and drive results.Knowledge of regulatory compliance, safety protocols, and quality standards applicable to warehouse operations.Ability to work in a fast-paced, tech-driven, hyper-growth environment.Ability to effectively manage the selection, assessment, training and development, work direction, coaching and quality of life of the production staffAbility to manage multiple priorities which includes matching staff to equipment to ensure product quality standards and production schedules are metAbility to evaluate employee performance against established standards, which includes recognizing employee strengths and developmental needs as well as determining appropriate compensation adjustmentsKnowledge of and ability to effectively apply management practices and team development techniques which includes the ability to motivate staff, deal with difficult employee issues and maintain confidentialityAbility to effectively communicate, in verbal and written form, with individuals at all levels of the organizationKnowledge of GMP, GFSI, SQF and Food quality processes and proceduresKnowledge of and ability to effectively communicate and administer Local Bounti s policies and proceduresKnowledge of and ability to develop and manage a budget, including cost accounting and ability to initiate appropriate costing changes when conditions warrantKnowledge of and ability to develop and implement safety standards and ensure compliance with safety regulationsKnowledge of and ability to develop and implement quality standards, procedures, specifications, and corrective actionsAbility to read, interpret, apply, and communicate technical information, including drawings and specificationsKnowledge of equipment and production processesEducation and Experience:--Bachelor s degree in engineering, operations, manufacturing management or business strongly preferred. Master s degree preferred.10 to 15 years of experience with production activities in a Manufacturing environment, food grade preferred5+ years of experience managing peopleAbility to speak Spanish highly preferredDemonstrated experience in implementing process improvements, automation, and technology solutions to optimize warehouse operations with a proven track record of improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing profitability.Physical Demands:(Physical demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations and facility/department needs)--The working environment is subject to pressure for multiple calls, inquiries, and interruptions.Hearing: perceiving the nature of sound by ear. Lifting: raising or lowering objects weighing no more than 10 - 20 pounds, from one level to another. Mental Demands: mathematical reasoning, memorization, oral comprehension, spatial orientation, and written comprehension. Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position. Stooping: bending the body by bending the spine at the waist. Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Vision Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less

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