Operations Manager


medical device pharmaceutical food industry

About this role: Operations Manager

Our client, a leader in the vertical farming sector, is seeking an Operation Manager for its new US based controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facility. This vertical farm will be one of the largest CEA operations in North America. Located in Orange, New Jersey, and using leading edge internationally proven technology. Its aspirations are to influence the future of food production across the country while ensuring that its strategic sustainability objectives are maintained.

You will be working closely with and reporting to the Chief Operating Officer along with a fantastic team of highly scientific and technologically forward people. This is a great opportunity for career growth with a rapidly expanding organization. As this is a new facility, the successful candidate will be responsible for the establishment of a new business and a brand-new team.


  • Build people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports through performance reviews, frequent discussions, and coaching.
  • Lead the operations of the new facility to ensure the daily production, processing, and distribution of consistent quality leafy greens to meet customer demands.
  • Lead and ensure the facility operates safely and in compliance with regulatory and corporate safety standards.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous operational improvement and innovation and drive the implementation of those strategies.
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to set strategic business objectives, targets, budgets, and action plans.
  • Ensure the facility is in alignment with the organization’s sustainability objectives.



  • 5+ years of leadership experience.
  • Experience working in manufacturing preferably in food production, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, or other relevant sectors.
  • Solid understanding of food regulators such as the FDA and DOA.
  • An approachable leadership style that can work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong communication skills and confidence to make decisions under pressure and tight timelines.
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to identify gaps and opportunities for continuous improvement in a growing business.
  • A flexible and open-minded approach that can work with ambiguity at times.


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How to apply

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Ksenia Mosends via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Ksenia Mosends
Brunel Canada - Calgary
+1 403 539 5009

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