Job Info
Job Title: General Manager - Cold Storage
Location: Oxnard, CA
Category: Management Jobs
Job Number: 12453
Posted Date: 6/1/2022
Job description

True Distribution, LLC (“True”) owns and operates a LEED certified cold storage facility used for cooling and shipping fresh produce in Oxnard, CA (the “Facility”). True is part of the Deardorff Family Farms group of companies.  (https://www.deardorfffamilyfarms.com)

We need a new member to lead the True team and manage the day-to-day operations of the Facility. The General Manager will provide comprehensive management of all onsite employees and operations including receiving, cooling, icing, storage, and shipping of fresh produce for various customers. 

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Managing day-to-day activity of shipping and receiving operations for multiple customers;
  • Ensuring efficient and continuous operation of the facility and its mechanical components (including ammonia refrigeration systems);
  • Management of inventory on various ERP platforms including Famous, and Redline;
  • Providing leadership in achieving high quality cold storge services to our customers.

The job will report directly to the owners/mangers.

The Essential Qualifications: 

  • Expertise in fresh produce cooling, shipping and cross-docking.
  • Expertise in inventory management and warehouse logistics.
  • Strong computer skills including Famous, Redline, and Excel.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to connect well with employees, vendors, suppliers, customers and managers.
  • General aptitude in human resource, safety management, worker’s compensation and administrative functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, facility management, agricultural business management or related fields.
  • Five years experience in shipping management or related fields.
  • Strong skills in preventative maintenance and efficient equipment operation.  
  • Working knowledge of general building systems, electrical power and services, ammonia refrigeration, Hydro-Vac cooling, forced air cooling, and ice making.
  • Knowledgeable in complying with HAACP, GMPs, various food safety standards, and the National Organic Program.
  • Strong leadership, management and training skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

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