Operations Manager - Sign-On Bonus! in Seabrook NJ

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Lassonde Pappas
Operations Manager - Sign-On Bonus!
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Seabrook NJ
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Job Types:
Prod./Plant Manager, VP/General Manager


  • This position is eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

Want to learn how to make juice?Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a USLeader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we’ve been producing delicious products for our customers across the country!

To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you’re passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us!

We value each of our employee’s total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more!

The Operations Manager’s primary responsibility will be to drive performance in the manufacturing process through continuous improvement to deliver and sustain profitable growth. This position will also be responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in the development of the plant’s strategy. This position is also responsible for the Food Safety and Food quality programs. Operations manager will be responsible for oversight of themanufacturing operations and directly supervise work of all plant production department Managers. Work closely with the Plant Manger to direct and manage the day to day operation of the facility. Coordinate the activities of the manufacturing facilities of the plant to ensure customer orders are received; scheduled, produced and shipped so as to safely and effectively utilize plant capacities and optimize manufacturing costs and quality.In the event that this position is not on-site, the plant manager will be responsible for the Food Safety and Food Quality program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the daily operations according to established production schedules, work assignments, employee safety and administration of company policies and procedures.
  • Coaches his direct reports and supervisors to help cultivate culture.
  • Manages line efficiencies. Works with production manager, maintenance manager and supervisors on key opportunities for line efficiency improvement by providing trend analysis on key downtime issues and equipment. Facilities a plan to reduce downtime amongst the operation by holding his team members accountable for results and providing coaching to help resolve root causes versus symptoms.
  • Deliver enhanced supply efficiency and capability by ensuring reliable maintenance and production through analysis of current performance to standards and settings of stretch goals.
  • Develops hourly and salaried employees within the production and maintenance departments by setting performance expectations in goals and behaviors (coaching and mentoring) that support the overall supply chain mandate – reliable supply.
  • Evaluates performance against goals across a balanced scorecard, coordinating functional department efforts to improve same.
  • Analyzes financial results to determine successes and gaps, developing strategies to close gaps and enhance cost delivery.
  • Will lead various projects; Acts as the liaison between Lean improvement personnel and their respective groups.
  • Develops and leads the implementation of operational initiatives in support of Lean Six-Sigma manufacturing (e.g., department utilization improvement, process capability enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee involvement).
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.
  • Sets and communicates standards, deploys resources, and achieves clear and measurable performance expectations for the operation.
  • Develops the personnel in the department, directs work assignments, evaluates employee performance, and conducts employee discipline in a manner that is consistent with Company, policies and procedures.
  • Communicates, implements, and assures compliance with governmental rules and regulations, as well as, Company plans, programs, policies, and procedures involved with the conduct of a safe, clean, environmentally sound, and efficient operation.


  • Manage operations team
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Communicates job expectations; planning, monitoring, and assessing job results; coaching, and counseling employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Establishes strategic goals; identifying and evaluating trends; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical degree
  • Minimum of 10 years manufacturing experience in technical, maintenance or production departments.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Ability to direct, coach and train others.
  • Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Familiar with TQM and or statistical process control concepts
  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures regarding chemicals, equipment/machinery
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Good math skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills. - including an ability to understand sensitive situations
  • Must be able to respond to off hour emergencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, night shift, and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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