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Sr. Operations Manager

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Date: Sep 17, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

Position Summary:

The Operations Manager is responsible for the management and leadership of Production and Plant Safety in the Swedesboro Plant.  This position directs and coordinates activities of food processing plant by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


What you will Do:

  • Directs associates engaged in processing, storing, and shipping food products.

  • Approves plant payroll and payments for departmental materials or products purchased.

  • Estimates quantities of raw materials for processing required and orders materials, supplies, and equipment needed.

  • Establish procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability and safety.

  • Responsible for operational efficiencies to include yields, labor, shipping/picking efficiencies, sanitation scores.

  • Drive/change improvements in operational efficiencies.

  • Determine and enforce through functional groups, productivity, quality and safety requirements in accordance with company needs

  • Promote company-wide quality improvement efforts. Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of operations, quality, reliability and safety.

  • Manage the daily operations of production, sanitation and warehouse functions.

  • Directly responsible for implementation and maintenance of the company operations procedures, reporting on the performance and initiating improvements for operations.

  • Acts as a liaison with external parties on matters relating to the procurement of services and materials for the company's products.


What you will Need:

  • Four (4) year technical degree

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of broad technical experience of which at least 5 to 7 years should be in manufacturing operation and/or manufacturing/process engineering

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years management experience

  • Minimum ten (10) years operations management

  • Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization

  • A proven track record of results with a bias for action

  • A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture


Related Success Metrics:


  • TCIR

  • OEE

  • Overtime %

  • CFR

  • Downtime

  • FO

  • KPI

  • Labor and Yield Efficiencies

  • Turnover


Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others.

  • Confidence – ability to delegate and foster a team spirit.

  • Open Mindedness – being available, being tolerant and promoting creativity.

  • Simplicity - Promoting common sense; maintaining cordial relations on a day-to-day basis 


Physical Work Environment: The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud while on the production floor.


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.