Senior Area Operations Manager (Fresno, CA)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Senior Area Operations Manager position available at our facility in Fresno, CA.SUMMARYA position, which will direct all California Retail Operations, an area ranging in size from 400 – 500 Million in sales. Leads effort to establish operational efficiencies across the entire market. Directs, and coaches multiple Unit Supervisors / Operations Supervisors. Ultimately responsible for a few hundred operational and administrative employees. Leads combined operational team in a manner that efficiently supports all California Retail sales and marketing efforts.RESPONSIBILITIES* Ensures compliance with environmental and Company safety issues. Models safe behaviors for all employees. Quickly and effectively addresses environmental issues. Partners with corporate EHS&S team members on these activities.* Leads efforts to create consistency of operational activities of all California SGS locations. Indirectly supervises all California Retail operational and administrative employees within the Sales Area in order to support the sales/marketing function of the business in the specific area. Partners effectively with SGS local management and senior management to identify and implement effective strategies and tactics.* Will direct, coach and mentor Unit Supervisors/ Operations Supervisors. Will provide high quality leadership to the SGS operational and administrative teams.* Will have a tactical focus as well as a strategic focus with regards to staffing patterns, budgeting, inventory forecasting and control, expense control, operations, equipment and facility improvements, record keeping, etc. Will review and identify potential operational leaders in the organization.* Will manage the capital investments of the area to maximize productivity in supporting the sales and marketing function.REQUIREMENTS*Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university. *Eight plus years related experience and/or training. *Knowledge of the Agriculture Industry and the various products and equipment that support the sales/marketing efforts. *An understanding of specific California requirements/laws that impact California Retail operations (e.g., environmental, employment, etc.)*Extensive experience creating solutions to operational efficiency challenges is required. *California Retail experience required. Skills: *Strong leadership skills required. *Effective communication and relationship building skills are crucial. *Ability to effectively analyze two complex organizations to identify best practices and integration opportunities. *Ability to influence, including influencing without authority. *Additional Comments: Extensive travel is required. *Disclaimer – These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.*Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.HOW TO APPLYVisit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#6328Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job-relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact the JRS Talent and Culture department for assistance at email@example.com.**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**Apply for this job.