Greenhouse General Manager

 

Whole Leaf

Coaldale, AB

Reporting to: COO

 

At the Star Group, we strive to be the most innovative team in produce with an unwavering commitment to value and taste. The Star Group is an organization comprised of boutique companies that specialize in different sectors of the fresh produce industry: Star Produce, CFP, Sliced FC, BC Hot House, Whole Leaf, and Inspired. For more than 25 years we have been supplying the highest quality of fruits and vegetables and searching the globe for Big Taste®.

 

Primary Focus

The general manager of operations is responsible for the overall actions of Whole Leaf. The job focuses on meeting with other managers and team leaders to create a plan for accomplishing these tasks, generally focusing on large-scale planning rather than individual worker management. The general manager may collect feedback from department managers to determine the appropriate deadlines for projects, help prioritize various aspects of the company's goals and address specific concerns that the team leads have in regards to the plans.

 

Job Context and Accountabilities

• Directly reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

• Acts in Liaison with the Senior Director of Operations, Star on all items related to Sanitation, Harvest Line and Shipping/Receiving.

• Responsible for ensuring all operational policies, practices and procedures are adhered too on the Whole Leaf Site.

• Responsible & Accountable for all Building related policies, practices and procedures are documented and adhered too. This includes such things as smoking policy.

• Responsible and Accountable for all on-site inventory including the ordering of materials and ensuring the accurate counting and reporting of inventory levels.

• Responsible & Accountable for oversight of Phase II build.

• Establishing local relationships and presence in the Alberta business community.

• Will lead the Whole Leaf leadership team.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Education

• Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in business, marketing, commerce, agriculture or related field

• 5+ years of direct management of distribution channels, account development and customer support

 

Dimensions

• Strong knowledge of operations function processes and cross-functional exposure to other company business operations (logistics, inventory management, marketing, supply chain)

• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated strong business acumen abilities.

 

Skills

• Strong knowledge of operations function processes and cross-functional exposure to other company business operations (logistics, inventory management, marketing, supply chain)

• Proficiency in MS Office

• Experience in using technology; including ERP

 

Working Conditions

• Hours may be irregular and in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.

• Work outside ordinary office hours (including weekends and holidays) may be required.

 

 

Physical requirements

• Able to work in cold, hot & humid greenhouse environments

• Walking and standing throughout the day

 

Direct reports

• Harvest Management

• Shipping/Receiving Management

• Maintenance Team

 

How to apply

Please submit your resume and portfolio to: joinourteam@starproduce.com

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.