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Operations Manager

Company: Falcon Farms Inc.
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Position: Regional DSD Operations ManagerLocation: Longbeach, CASalary: $65,000 annually plus bonus earnings availableCompany: Falcon Farms Inc.About Us:Falcon Farms is one of the leading fresh cut-flower distributors in the United States. Since 1987, the company has grown in production and commercialization, to 10 flower production farms in Colombia and Ecuador, with more than 700 acres of land and a team of over 5,000 people. The organization's commercial and distribution footprint in Miami, Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas and Long Beach allows us to service national wholesale and mass market accounts. Current business prospects, and the incorporation of new clients have embarked Falcon on an aggressive path to deepen our regional footprint in the Texas region.Falcon thrives on a highly entrepreneurial culture and a flat organization that fosters strong collaboration and calculated risk-taking. The nature of an agricultural product like flowers, with high seasonality and subject to variability in factors affecting production, requires high flexibility and the ability to make decisions and adapt to changing circumstances in very short term, while remaining firm on strategy execution.Position Overview:The most important part of the job is ensuring the smooth operation and profitability of an assigned region. The DSD Operations Manager is an analytical, hands-on operator who understands the effect of all decision-making process on the profitability of the business. Must be adaptable, flexible to changing business priorities, and capable of shifting business resources as needed so objectives are met. The Regional DSD Operations Manager will be the businesses' liaison between DSD field execution and Falcon Farms' production facilities.Responsibilities and expectations:Ensure profitability of Falcon's DSD business within the assigned region. Liaise with Falcon Farms' support and operations teams as required. Maintain contact with customers' regional management teams and respond to inquiries pertaining to the region.Allocate resources as needed based on business challenges Ensure the availability of resources to the teamCollaborate with production and transportation to ensure product availability for daily deliveriesDevises and implements effective procedures for daily warehouse operations consistent with company guidelines.Works closely with management to recognize and develop or correct operational problems or issues.Directs and maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing the company's policies and procedures.Directs all incoming and outgoing cut-flower shipments and ensures that product inventory in the warehouse is organized and maintained in an effective manner.Maintain administrative matters such as expense tracking, maintenance schedules and cost controlsEngage with field operations at least 20% of the timeDemonstrated ability to perform and adapt in a changing environment as necessary.Assume responsibility for the development of the leadership team through hiring, training, continuous improvement, and accountability for performanceLead and hold team accountable for timely delivery and accurate inventoryRequired SkillsMust be bilingual (English Spanish) written and spokenAble to regularly lift up to 20 lbs on an ongoing basis throughout each shiftAble to stand on an ongoing basis throughout each shiftBasic accounting knowledge and awareness of financial performance figuresStrong analytical skillStrong leadership and collaboration skillsFlexible schedule Able to work variable schedules especially during floral holidaysStrong self management skills Ability to complete daily procedures and responsibilities without direct supervisionAbility to lead merchandising teams during peak holiday seasons with setup and tear down processWillingness to travel approximately once every three monthsQualifications:Relevant College bachelor's experienceMinimum 2 years operations management experience in a distribution facilityAbility to identify and assess talent. Must have the ability to mentor, coach and develop others.FFO123

Keywords: Falcon Farms Inc., Long Beach , Operations Manager, Executive , Long Beach, California

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