Tuesday, November 13, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Operations Manager in Healdsburg

WineTalent is working with our client, Criveller California Corp, on a search for an Operations Manager to handle the oversight of the business operations in Healdsburg, CA.  Criveller California Corp is an industry leader and supplier of tanks and equipment to the wine, beer, cider, olive oil and spirits industries.  The Operations Manager performs a senior role in the Company. This involves overseeing the production of goods and provisioning of services.  The Operations Manager will be responsible for the efficient operation of the organization and meeting the expectations of management, business owners, employees, vendors and customers. 

·       Manage overall operations and be responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, productivity, quality control and safety measures as established.
·       Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends
·       Forecast requirements; prepare an annual budget; schedule expenditures; analyze variances; initiate corrective actions.
·       Oversee business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible. Daily liaison with other managers and staff.
·       Oversee inventory, distribution of goods and facility layout.
·       Develop operational systems by determining product handling and storage requirements; develop, implement, enforce and evaluate policies and procedures; develop processes for receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management and shipping.
·       Run a safe, injury/accident free workplace.
·       Manage relationships with key operations vendors.
·       Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment.
·       Resolve customer issues.
·       Work closely with management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures and systems and to follow through with implementation.
·       Communicate all operating policies and/or issues at department meetings.
·       Work closely with the inventory manager and team to perform analysis of the inventory and ensure effective utilization of the inventory, and maintenance of solid inventory data.
·       Communicate with legal counsel and safety department to ensure all processes remain compliant with OSHA and other governmental regulations.

Human Resources:
·       Interviewing, recruiting, and hiring of new employees.
·       Training and coaching of new and existing employees.
·       Scheduling, assigning and directing work.
·       Managing the performance review process.
·       Oversight of payroll.
·       Oversight of compensation plans, with changes made as warranted. 
·       Ensure safe work environment for employees.
·       Maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations. 
·       Establish, explain and enforce company policies and procedures. 
·       Oversight of healthcare, 401(k) and any other employer sponsored benefit plans.

Computer systems:
·       Monitor computer/phone access of employees: access to local server, access to programs, all passwords used by employees

·       Overseeing day to day operations in collaboration with bookkeeper, accounts payable/accounts receivable.
·       Reconciliation of accounts, general ledgers.
·       Proper reporting of sales and other taxes.
·       Correct costing of items.
·       Approving payments to vendors, signing checks.
·       Administrator for QuickBooks accounting system.

·       Oversight of any and all possible legal situations that might arise during the regular course of business, assessing company exposure to situations and advising owners.

Inventory Control:
·       Management of raw materials, ordering of products and parts, and maintaining inventory numbering system.
·       Cost of goods allocation.

·       Places orders with European suppliers and oversees importation of equipment, including the organization of shipping container.

Qualifications and Requirements:
·       Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
·       8-10 years of relevant work experience with management experience.
·       Foreign language skills highly desirable (Italian, French, German, Spanish).
·       Well versed in managing a complex business operation.
·       Personnel management experience of a diverse workforce including hourly skilled trade, office administrators and salespeople. 
·       Excellent understanding of accounting practices especially in a manufacturing environment.
·       High level of business acumen and integrity.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and QuickBooks.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • 3 plus years of work experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Proven ability to excel in a fast paced, quickly changing work place. 
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, plus annual bonus based upon performance

All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential
To apply:  Please visit https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/966325002/ 

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Culinary Farm Manager with Long Meadow Ranch

WineTalent is working with our client, Long Meadow Ranch, on a search for a Culinary Farm Manager.  

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Long Meadow Ranch has a unique opportunity for a Culinary Farm Manager to manage the extensive organic and sustainable farming operations of Long Meadow Ranch, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and eggs. The Culinary Farm Manager will handle all purchasing of seeds and supplies and handle routine farm maintenance.  This position is responsible for supply to wholesale, retail, farmer’s markets and the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.
  • Develop strong relationships and communications with the restaurant management and farm team
  • Coordinate annual fruit & vegetable crop plan with the restaurant farm-to-table manager to meet the highest possible percentage of restaurant needs
  • Create an annual budget and production plan that is consistent with the crop plan and will ensure they are properly implemented
  • Conduct regular trainings for farm team and farmstead chefs to meet and maintain Good Agricultural Practices and Food Safety standards
  • Maintain compliance with CCOF organic certification standards for annual crops, orchards, poultry, and value-added products
  • Supervise and organize an efficient and productive greenhouse propagation program
  • Execute successful orchard program for fruit production and value-added products
  • Execute successful poultry program for pasture-raised egg production and heritage turkeys
  • Supervise the management of farm production labor
  • Execute basic maintenance of farm equipment, irrigation, greenhouse, landscape and property.
  • Oversee the pest management program; obtain and renew Private Applicator License.
  • Maintain compliance with the Long Meadow Ranch Good Agricultural Practices Manual; and renew self certification annually
  • Assist Agricultural Operations Coordinator with record-keeping of planting and production, including meeting all organic and other certification requirements
  • Maintain a clean and effective farming environment that is visited by the public
  • Participate in occasional company consumer/trade events
Education, Experience and Requirements
  • 5 years of organic farming experience
  • Proven experience in crop management, budgeting and forecasting
  • Ability to operate tractors and other farm equipment
  • Ability to perform a wide array of farming operations
  • Proven ability to manage and lead a team of workers
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Proven experience in budget management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and integrity
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record
  • Ability to work in various settings including outside and in inclement weather when needed
  • Ability to lift 75+ pounds
  • A pre-employment investigative consumer report and pre-employment physical are required
Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a full-time, salaried position.
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).
All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.
Please visit Long Meadow Ranch's online job board to apply online

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