CPJ – Operations Manager submit application by 24th October, 2020

CPJ - Operations Manager

Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited, a leading Food and Beverage Distribution company, is actively searching for a candidate to fill the position of Operations Manager at our St. Lucia location.


The Operations Manager will report to the Director of Finance and is responsible for overseeing, controlling and coordinating all operations by effectively utilizing all resources within shifts. The incumbent ensures that directives are met in relation to achieving high levels of productivity, while operating within safe working practices in so doing achieving the highest level of (internal and external) customer satisfaction.
The incumbent ensures that all working plans are executed safely with accuracy, whilst achieving maximum efficiency and productivity. The incumbent will implement changes to establish procedures, and or policies to improve the operations ability to achieve set safety and productivity targets. He/she must be able to communicate with clients, third-party resources, and upper management teams for effective project completion.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Develop manpower plans, operating expenditure budgets and capital expenditure plans for all operational divisions in order to support CPJ’s strategic plans.
  • Provide leadership that enhances the engagement of team members and is consistent with our core values.
  • Implement and maintain systems to generate efficiency to fulfil customer demand.
  • Continually ensures that key operating processes for all operational areas are clearly defined, understood and adhered to by team members.
  • Continually analyse performance data for key processes; and proactively take necessary action to keep performance on track.
  • Contribute to developing company strategy by identifying opportunities to leverage key capabilities of the production plants.
  • Implements changes to establish procedures, and or policies to improve the operations ability to achieve set safety and productivity targets.
  • To implement any activity, process or strategy that will improve the competitive advantage of the company, in consultation with the CFO, Director of Finance and other members of the Senior Management Team.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of the good name and reputation of Caribbean Producers St. Lucia in general through the demonstration and practice of the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operation Management, Production Management or related field. Master’s Degree would be an asset but not required
  • 10+ years of experience in operations management.
  • At least 5 years in leadership
  • Previous experience in Inventory Management.
Computer Skills:
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge of Great Plains is an asset but not required
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite with emphasis on Word, Excel and Outlook.
Other Skills and knowledge:
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Well organized and methodical approach to work and the work environment.
  • Cognizant of technical developments which boost efficiency and improve reliability.
  • Excellent decision making, time management, planning and problem solving skills.
  • Must display initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Food distribution experience strongly preferred.
  • HACCP/GMP, inclusive of knowledge of Bureau of Standards regulations.
  • Safety policies and regulations as stipulated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with colleagues, staff and customers.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as the needs of the service dictate, including out of normal hours as required.
Kindly submit application by 24th October, 2020 to: email cjohn@slu.cpj.com
We thank all respondents for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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