OPERATIONS MANAGER
Fat Moon Farm

Job Order #: 20287042

Westford, MA 01886

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 1/17/2024

EXPIRES 4/16/2024

Job Description

Proudly cultivating organic, gourmet mushrooms since 2015, Fat Moon Farm stands as the premier mushroom farm in Eastern Massachusetts. Our commitment extends to providing top-quality mushrooms to local restaurants, farmstands, and wholesale distributors.

Job Summary:
Are you the right person to lead our farm team to operational excellence? Our growing mushroom farm is seeking a hands-on Operations Manager to oversee the various facets of our farm's operations. From cultivating and harvesting to packing and delivery, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless operations, staff management, and compliance with food safety standards. If you love creating SOPs and mushrooms, this job is for you.

Primary Responsibilities:
-    Oversee and manage day-to-day farm operations, including growing, harvesting, packing, and
     timely delivery of our premium mushrooms. Work alongside Farm Workers to ensure daily
     production goals are met.
-    Supervise and train production staff, ensuring they're equipped with the knowledge and skills
     necessary for efficient and high-quality output.
-    Accountable for managing labor costs while optimizing productivity and quality.
-    Collaborate with the Production Manager for cultivation strategies and the Sales & Marketing
     Manager for packaging and delivery logistics. Provide back-up when these team members are
     on vacation.
-    Serve as the Organic Certification & Food Safety Manager, ensuring strict adherence to food
     safety regulations and maintaining organic certifications.
-    Conduct regular record-keeping for production, cleaning, staffing, and compliance data.
-    Procure necessary supplies and maintain relationships with vendors for grow blocks,
     packaging, and cleaning materials.
-    Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for production tasks.
-    Ensure a safe work environment for all staff and enforce safety protocols.

Additional Responsibilities:
-    Contribute to social media and communication efforts when needed.
-    Initiate experiments and improvements to enhance operational efficiency.
-    Stay updated on food safety, GAP compliance, and regulatory standards.
-    Proficiency in relevant software (e.g., Fishbowl, Quickbooks, Google platform) and willingness
     to adapt and learn new systems.

Qualifications:
-    Availability to work weekends
-    3+ years of experience leading a team with ability to prioritize tasks and delegate effectively.
-    Flexibility to adapt to the dynamic nature of farm operations.
-    Proficiency in inventory and ERP software; ability to learn new systems.
-    Organizational prowess and exceptional time management skills.
-    Valid driver's license and ability to operate delivery vehicles.
-    Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Join us in this exciting opportunity to spearhead operations at our mushroom farm! If you're a self-motivated, adaptable leader passionate about agriculture and operational excellence, we want to hear from you. Flex your managerial skills and be a driving force in our mushroom-growing adventure!

Benefits:
-    Health Insurance Reimbursement
-    SIMPLE IRA
-    PFML
-    PTO

How To Apply

Please email your resume to thavrith.thao@masshirelowellcc.com for consideration

Address

41 West Street
Westford, MA 01886

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Shift

First

Not Specified

Per Diem Position

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Union Position

No

Apprenticeship

No

Pay

$40,000.00 - $48,000.00 per year

Benefits

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Benefit Details

Name

Thavrith Thao

Title

Business Services Representative

Email

thavrith.thao@masshirelowellcc.com

Phone

978-805-4875

Address

107 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852

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