OverviewIntrexon Corporation. Director of Operations Full Time in Summerland, BC
Branch Summerland BC CA
Director of Operations
Facilities in conjunction with contractors and partners; Oversea and monitor performance metrics for all Arctic apple production and processing facilities;…
Develop a vertically integrated Arctic® business that maximizes value capture from concept to consumer, while establishing a produce brand from which we can leverage our know-how to develop and commercialize additional Arctic ® produce.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Operations will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities:
Develop detailed execution and operational plans for the execution of all Arctic ® apple field level projects and the value-added processing infrastructure and facilities needed for the creation of Arctic ® apple based products in North America;
Support, coordinate and manage the execution of all Arctic apple orchard establishment activities in conjunction with various orchard management contractors, field managers and grower partners;
Support, coordinate and manage the execution of all Arctic apple storage infrastructure, pre-sizing and packing facilities, and value-added (slicing, dehydration, etc.) facilities in conjunction with contractors and partners;
Oversea and monitor performance metrics for all Arctic apple production and processing facilities;
Support partnering efforts at the field production level with Contract Growers and at the warehouse and processing level with identified and to be identified partners;
Meet with government officials at all levels in understand local development laws and restrictions, tax benefits and incentives, and other matters that are potential concern to the success of our business;
Support President for any day-to-day budgeting, cost control and analysis for Operation activities;
Support company reporting obligations on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
Contribute to annual goal setting and company strategic planning activities;
Create and manage an operations team that will well serve the company and support its growth plans; and
Represent company at industry events, conferences, and keep abreast with the latest developments in the field.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Engineering with MBA or business background preferred;
A minimum of 10 years of operations and process management experience in the apple, tree fruits, produce primary production and value-added processing industry;
At least 5 years of management experience;
Top-tier process and systems design and development skills using a variety of related software tools;
Experience working in a vertically-integrated organization at the corporate level;
Proven ability to analyze the financial soundness and advantages of proposed operational initiatives and deliver or exceed the targeted goals;
Extensive business travel experience and ability to work effectively while traveling.
DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:
Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.
Assembles team who is able to achieve corporate objectives.
Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
Capable of fostering change in an organization.
Deals with conflict in a direct, positive manner.
Able to achieve goals through personal execution of required activities or delegation to team members.
Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information.
Fosters innovation through creative solutions.
Successful at communicating in both oral and written forms.
Fosters constructive dialogue and feelings toward the company, coworkers, and tasks being managed.
Well organized and capable of clear communication through technology (i.e. Outlook, PowerPoint, and other programs used to create and distribute reports and key information).
Effective organization and implementation of large projects.
Up-to-date knowledge on industry current practices and key trade and education events.
Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Energized by accomplishments and excellence in project execution and workplace operational efficiency.
Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Summerland, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01