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Director of Operations

Company: Premier Produce
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

This position reports directly to the CEO and is a Senior Leadership position. This position is responsible for overseeing and directing daily execution of all aspects of Inbound and Outbound Receiving and Shipping within the warehouse; Equipment Fleet; Facilities Management (including building, grounds, power industrial equipment, sanitation, security); Transportation (including routing, delivery, and backhaul); WMS and Operations Systems.Responsibilities include but are not limited to, achieving KPI metrics, including expense and revenue management; compliance with government regulations; food safety, safety and security of the facility, its contents and people. Responsible for building, developing and training the operations management team along with ensuring a culture of engagement, problem-solving and continuous improvement.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the daily work and safety of inbound and outbound warehouse, transportation (Delivery), fleet services, facilities, and associates.
  • Oversees budget management including labor, supplies, company assets, maintenance and repairs, and third party contracts.
  • Evaluates fiscal metrics and adjusts activities to meet or exceed performance expectations.
  • Performs management functions of staff selection, compensation, development, discipline, performance reviews and/or terminations.
  • Strategically adjusts departments--- activities, policies and practices to meet or exceed key performance metrics and customer satisfaction goals.
  • Actively supports other departments in the achievement of their goals.
  • Champion efficiency ideas, cost reduction measures and assists with the implementation of changes as they pertain to areas of responsibility and total company.
  • Identifies problems and proposes solutions to other members of senior management.
  • Monitor audits ensuring all required inspections and documentation are completed accurately (including, but not limited to, food safety documentation, DOT records, EPSM, PSM, etc.) and retained to ensure a minimum potential for loss.
  • Enforces policies and procedures to drive compliance with all Insurance Pooling requirements; with local, state, federal and provincial regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, DOT, FDA, USDA, DOL, etc.); with licensing and log book requirements and with food safety policies, protocols and requirements.
  • Monitors the condition and maintenance of the warehouse, fleet services, equipment, software, refrigeration systems, HVAC systems, fire protection, and office by ensuring that all are kept consistent with the safety, security, sanitation and appearance standards established by the company in an effort to reduce or eliminate operations related injuries or accidents, damage/loss of product or equipment, and unnecessary costs.
  • Ensures contingency systems/practices/protocols are in place to eliminate business disruption.
  • Oversees emergency response or crisis management activities.
  • Assists Safety Manager with training initiatives.
  • Drives compliance in the utilization of systems in line with standard operating procedures.
  • Collaborates with purchasing, sale, and marketing to resolve any customer or delivery opportunities or issues.
  • Maintains associate relations through regular department meetings; maintains on-going interaction; keeps open communication channels with associates by answering questions and explaining policies and procedures; monitors associate morale; and implements or responds to ideas to improve associate engagement and enablement.
  • Interprets, trains and consistently enforces Company policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONSEducation
    • Bachelor---s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or a closely related field required or equivalent combination of education and related experience.Experience
      • 7+ years of Operations management experience within the foodservice or related industry with demonstrated progressive levels of management experience
      • 7+ years of Inbound/Outbound shipping and receiving experience
      • WMS, ERP Systems experience is a must
      • Must possess a valid Driver---s License Professional Skills
        • Ability to read, comprehend, write and speak English.
        • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
        • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
        • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
        • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
        • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
        • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
        • Demonstrated knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, and ability to learn Sysco technology software and programs.
        • Must have excellent computer skills.
        • Working knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
        • Working knowledge of environmental regulations/legislation and governing bodies.
        • Ability to successfully engage and lead individual and team discussions and meetings.
        • Ability to apply all relevant policies in a consistent, timely and objective manner.
        • Capable of working with peers and associates from other departments, operating companies, corporate and the business community in a proactive and constructive manner. Ability to work in a disciplined manner and capable of following established procedures, practices and comply with local, state and federal regulations.
        • Ability to manage the pressures and stress associated with a deadline-oriented atmosphere and customer service issues.
        • Demonstrates skill in making independent decisions in support of company policies and procedures in a timely manner.
        • Reports to work promptly and regularly; works well with others; demonstrates the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
        • To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate all director-level leadership framework competencies.Physical Demands
          • Regularly required to talk or hear.
          • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.
          • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
          • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work EnvironmentOccasionally exposed to wet and cold environments; moving mechanical parts and may be required to work in confined spaces.
            • The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call.
            • The associate is occasionally exposed to airborne particles.
            • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. PI150631997

Keywords: Premier Produce, Fort Lauderdale , Director of Operations, Executive , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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