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Operations Manager

Jobs at SouthFresh Aquaculture : Operations Manager in Tuscaloosa, AL, USA - AquacultureTalent

SouthFresh Aquaculture is seeking a Operation Manager for our Fish Processing Operation located in Eutaw, Alabama.

  • Full-time
  • 1 year ago
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
  • English
    • Fish Farm Manager
    • Food Production
    • Operation Monitoring
    • Production and Processing
    • Management
    • Problem solving
    • Production planning

SouthFresh Aquaculture is seeking a Operation Manager for our Fish Processing Operation located in Eutaw, Alabama. You will manage all production related activities in the facility.

The Operations Manager is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all production related activities in the facility. It is the responsibility of the Operations Manager to manage daily operations of the plant to ensure production meets output and quality goals while remaining in budget. Serves as the first point of contact for overall plant responsibilities.


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of protein processing, quality standards, and food safety.
  • Analyzes plant operations and key metrics to ensure that the facility maintains high quality and safety standards to continue to maintain our leadership position in the industry
  • Ensures department compliance with Company policy and procedures, laws and regulations, which include USDA, SSOP and HACCP programs as well as OSHA, required safety programs
  • Embraces and implements industry standards such as KPI’s, best practices and performance standards.
  • Leads and develops staff to ensure professional, high quality succession planning.
  • Continuously drive the facility's culture toward a higher level of safety.
  • Challenges status quo safety behaviors, engage in Safety initiatives and ensure safety related training is attended by all employees.
  • Leads and direct the management team to deliver plant operating plans.
  • Responsible for implementing strategies to increase efficiency, maintain quality, and ensure continuous improvement of production, shipping and sanitation processes and procedures.
  • Leads production team in creating a work environment which reflects a commitment to employee safety, product quality, food safety, and positive employee relations.
  • Leads improvement activities and verify impact to key daily / monthly goals.
  • Communicates daily/weekly/monthly KPI’s to VPO as necessary.
  • Responsible for enforcing consistent, fair and inclusive employment practices, legal and corporate compliance, as well as behaviors reflective of the company’s culture
  • Ensures that Standard Operating Procedures are developed and maintained for all aspects of the business.
  • Establishes procedures and methods and delegates their implementation leads and other hourly employees.
  • Ensures all quality standards and procedures are maintained. Administers all quality procedures, GMPs, environmental sanitation and housekeeping.

Main requirements

  • High level of Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Management/Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years of management experience required, preferably in a perishable processing environment.
  • Protein processing experience Required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • High aptitude for problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, production efficiencies, and operations procedures.
  • Solid understanding of OSHA, USDA and Food Safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft software (Excel and Word).
  • High level of organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.


Nice to have

It is a plus if you have experience with training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, administering recognition and/or discipline, addressing complaints.

We offer

For the right candidate we offer:

  • A challenging and independent position.
  • A work environment characterized by great commitment and a strong commitment to achieving results for both our employees, customers and the company.
  • A competative remuneration package