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General Manager

Company: Kalera
Location: Lacey
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Description

At Kalera, we're taking an innovative approach to solving an increasingly urgent, complex global problem-feeding a growing population on a planet that's already using 80% of its available farming space, not to mention the logistics of getting fresh greens to people wherever they live. While we are taking a scientific approach to solving this problem, with advanced hydroponic vertical farming, we never forget that what people ultimately want are greens that are local, nutritious, and cleaner than organic...always.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Orlando Florida, we have operational vertical farms in Orlando, Atlanta, and Houston. Additionally, we are rapidly expanding our vertical farming footprint to Denver, Minneapolis, Columbus, Seattle, and Hawaii. Our strategic placement of vertical farms provides scalable access to sustainable produce that is local... always.

Greens are a healthy part of any diet, but Kalera's green are the most nutritious-- cleaner than organic-- because of how they're grown. With our technology we're able to adjust light, humidity, water, and nutrient variables to boost the nutrients in our greens. And growing this way, with no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, no genetic modification, and without the threat of harmful pathogens, results in a healthier, better-tasting green.

Vertical farms are not futuristic. They're now. And they're our future. Kalera is the vertical farming technology leader, bringing AI, sensors, IoT, cloud-based computing and its own proprietary technology together with food industry veterans. This team and the hydroponic technology they've honed and refined for the last decade enable Kalera to grow the cleanest, high-quality produce in a sustainable, affordable way, that is always year-round.

For more information please visit www.kalera.com, along with supplemental media coverage:

  • Kalera film

    REPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:

    The Plant General Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer and has full responsibility for one of Kalera's state-of-the-art controlled agriculture growing facilities.

    Summary:

    The Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity. The role will be responsible for demonstrating leadership that reflects Kalera's culture and values

    Essential Duties:
    • Responsible for daily management of the entire plant operation and support functions
    • Full P&L responsibility for state-of-the-art growing facility
    • Ensure that the facility is operating and producing product that meets food safety and quality standards
    • Enforce strict Good Manufacturing Practices, Sanitation and Safety Standards
    • Ensure operation is fully compliant with all regulations related to food safety, employee safety, food processing, and employment laws
    • Plan and implement equipment, production and labor goals
    • Develop succession plan to ensure continuity of operations in the face of unforeseen turnover
    • Create and develop new methods, operations procedures, and systems in production management and team management to improve efficiency and performance.
    • Other duties as assigned
      Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree or its equivalency in experience and/or training
      • 5+ years of experience in leading high performing teams
      • Demonstrated success as a manager of people and process
      • Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment and on deadline; aptitude for problem solving and decision making needed
      • Demonstrated ability to identify, recommend and implement best practice approaches that deliver rapid, consistent, high-quality service
      • Proficient with Excel, Powerpoint, Word
      • Experience with PowerBI and/or MS Dynamics a plus
      • Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of a 365 day a year operation which may be subject to evenings, weekends, and holidays.
        Equal Opportunity Employer

        At Kalera, Inc. all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Kalera, Lacey , General Manager, Executive , Lacey, Washington

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