General Manager of USDA Certified Food Processing Plant - Candidate RM42518

 

General Manager of USDA Certified Food Processing Plant

  • Bachelors of Science Degree
  • 17 years of experience in Manufacturing Production Management (New York area)
  • Strong generalist with Procurement, Vendor Management and Customer Service
  • Providing Food and Food Service to K-12 Schools
  • Open to relocation

 

EXPERIENCE

GENERAL MANAGER 2003 – PRESENT

Wholesale Food Processor/Distributor to K-12 School systems, Long Island, New York

Earning $100K + bonus

Plant Operations Management

  • Managing 30 associates engaged in Food Processing and Distribution to K-12 schools
  • Managing Operations of a certified USDA plant producing 500k lbs. of beef products a year.
  • Responsible for HACCP compliance, recruiting, managing and scheduling of a 30 person staff
  • Managed new product development from conception to development and launch.
  • Managed a 15 person refrigerated warehouse.
  • Reduced downtime for equipment across the board by 10% by replacing parts prior to failure based on a schedule of useful life.

Procurement & Vendor Management

  • Procured Materials handling Equipment including Fork Lifts, Shelving, and Racking
  • Designed racking & storage area layout
  • Selected a 10,000 sq ft refrigeration unit, selected installers and ancillary equipment, and managed the installation
  • Reduced the cost of replacement parts and maintenance BY 20% through innovative purchasing and conversation to off the shelf parts.
  • Reduced the cost of replacement parts and maintenance BY 20% through innovative purchasing and conversation to off the shelf parts. Reduced downtime for equipment across the board by 10% by replacing
    parts prior to failure based on a schedule of useful life.
  • Participated in Unipro purchasing conferences. Entailing negotiating pricing and contracts with over 100 suppliers in 2 days, and finding solutions to relevant issues.

Logistics and Customer Service

  • Responsible for all aspect of product handling including ordering, receiving and shipping.
  • (Reduced shipping costs by $20K/year by hiring outside carriers. Increased cross docking by 200% leading to a decrease in inventory by $150k.)
  • Interacts with customers daily
  • Manages food show presentations
  • Executed all aspects of food shows from layout of table and set up to, preparing food, sampling and, selling product.

Happily employed, but looking for growth and opportunity

 

ASSISTANT FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR 2001 – 2003

ARAMARK, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and Newbury College, Brookline, MA

  • Operated a kitchen serving 4000 meals a day staffed by 45 Teamsters. Managed student employee schedule, as well as the production of the meals to overseeing feeding. Ran the student store located in the building including, staffing, ordering and money handling.
  • Assisted catering director with premium catering events. Including pre game dinners for the football team serving 100 people, to department events serving 500 with teams up to 100.
  • Managed site catering events, ensuring food safety and quality standards
  • Managed the college cafeteria including, menu planning, purchasing, food prep and serving. Hiring, scheduling, and distribution of 20+ staff
  • Procured specialty foods for college culinary program school, utilizing multiple purchasing channels.
  • Responsible for the distribution of foodstuffs to classes to ensure curriculum was met.
  • Supported various Directors in 3 locations throughout New England enabling consistent and smooth operations during critical times of increased throughput.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science, Entrepreneurship, Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI; 2001

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Quick leaner, very adaptable, fluid work style
  • Steep learning curve for computer program and systems.
  • Highly proficient with use and training of materials handling equipment.
  • Deep technical knowledge of refrigeration, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Expert at hands-on mechanical maintenance, including break-fixes

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