At Finless Foods, our mission is simple – we want to create a future for seafood where the ocean thrives. We work toward this every day by creating delicious, alternative seafood products that help you satisfy your cravings, without bait or a hook. We are using ground-breaking (or rather ocean-breaking) plant and cell culture technology to revolutionize the way the world sources delicious and sustainable food. Good for us. Good for the ocean.
These are our values:
- Be driven to create a future for seafood where the ocean thrives
- Produce safe, healthy, and great-tasting food
- Urgently commit to a flourishing ocean and waterways
- Respect coastal communities and their relationship with the ocean
- Foster a diverse culture of people and knowledge
- Believe people want to help and that we can offer them a helping hand.
At Finless Foods, we are passionate about supporting our employees’ growth, both personally and professionally. We want you to be proud of having ‘Finless Foods’ on your resume and we want you to be a key part of making Finless’ amazing culture what it is.
- Emotional intelligence – The ability to be both self and socially aware and to effectively manage yourself and your social relationships, including your Finless teammates
- Building trust through transparency – The ability to communicate by leading with transparency and honesty, even when it’s difficult
- Proactively supporting your teammates – The ability to identify and proactively offer support to your teammates (because we succeed together)
- Looking for opportunities in failure – The ability to frame failures as learnings and growth opportunities, because this is the building block of success
At Finless, we integrate these values on a daily basis, and they also are a core part of our annual individual and team evaluations. We’re looking for individuals who will take these to heart as much as we do.
The COO is a senior leadership role which will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee the Company’s manufacturing operations at both its US & international locations. This individual will use lean manufacturing six sigma techniques to drive product quality, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve labor and material efficiencies, while developing a world-class team.
As the COO you will be responsible for:
- Lead the day-to-day operations of both US and global factories.
- Champion a culture of continuous improvement and drive best practices.
- Utilize Lean Manufacturing tactics to include Kaizen, SMED, Six Sigma, DFMA, and KPI tools to identify, scope and implement processes, technologies, and systems to continuously improve product and service quality as well as operational effectiveness and efficiency.
- Utilize KPIs to monitor, adjust, reward, and optimize Company performance.
- Work closely with R&D to optimize current formulations and new product introductions.
- Build, develop, and lead a highly motivated and world-class team to achieve the goals of the Company’s manufacturing initiatives.
- Develop and execute annual operating plans and budgets.
- Identify, communicate, and drive implementations of capital investments and improvement projects.
- Ensure departmental decisions and project plans are in line with the Company’s business strategy and plan.
- Develop and maintain a full understanding of emerging technologies in manufacturing and competitor core competencies to ensure continued Company leadership and success.
- Lead the Company in formulating an industry-leading manufacturing strategy to capitalize on the growth of the alternative proteins market
- Provide successful leadership and positive team member relations through effective communication, coaching, training and development.
- Build, develop and manage an operations leadership team capable of carrying out needed operational strategies.
- Develop facility safety policies and procedures; provide for staff safety.
- Ensure that processes and facilities meet all Environmental Health & Safety codes, regulations, and company policies.
- Keep equipment operational by implementing and executing a preventative maintenance program.
Experience, Skills, and Attributes
- B.A./B.S. degree required; MBA is a plus
- 7+ years of successful senior operations management experience in large multi-product manufacturing and distribution environments.
- Extensive experience leading Kaizen, Six Sigma, and Lean manufacturing initiatives in full-scale manufacturing environments. Certifications are a plus.
- Hands-on, results-oriented leader with a proven track record of successfully developing people and teams to their fullest potential.
- A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals and work aggressively to meet project schedules, utilizing the latest project management tools and techniques.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
- Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
- Willingness to travel, both domestically and internationally. Asia & Mexico manufacturing experience desired.
- Fluent in Spanish is a plus
- Good working knowledge of financial and cost management.
- Proficiency in computer applications, including Microsoft Office, Excel.
- A high degree of initiative, creativity, and problem-solving ability.
- Proven effectiveness in leading and managing others.
- Experience in manufacturing systems development and deployment.
- Competitive salary with the industry – Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance
- Unlimited PTO
- Flexible Schedule
- Medical, dental & vision
- Access to well-being tools and development opportunities
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.
- In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
- Be part of the change for a better world
Work Environment/Physical Demands
This position involves working primarily in an office performing ad-hoc administrative tasks on a regular basis. As such this position requires the ability to stand or sit at the bench, the use of computers and standard office equipment, and the capability of lifting 15-20 pounds. The position requires analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent time management, as well as communication with other team members.
Finless Foods Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, membership in any other legally protected category.
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We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.
We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in Finless.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to a large number of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted.