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Dried Fruit Manufacturer seeks entry level position to support Product Manager in marketing initiatives for the retail grocery and convenience channels. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
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The strength of any great organization lies in the strength of its people. Do you have what it takes to join a dynamic and entrepreneurial team? Are you ambitious, innovative, energetic and inspired by opportunity? If this describes you and you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact, this may be the organization for you!
Mariani Packing Company is a privately held, global, growing, industry leader in consumer products manufacturing based in Vacaville, California. We have made recent investments in European, Asian and Central/South American markets in addition to our domestic, U.S. business, and are now in over 64 countries. We are family owned and have been exceeding our customer’s expectations for over 100 years. Through consumer insights and dedication to innovation, we continue to bring the best premium dried fruit products to consumers worldwide. Our dedication to quality, innovation and our commitment to keeping employees engaged in the overall success and future of the business is what makes us successful. Our employees are passionate about our products and we strive to create a culture that is personal, intimate and a true family company.

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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

This role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company and is responsible for providing analytical decision support and performance analysis on key areas in the business including recommendations for actions. This person’s primary role is to partner with the business to drive more efficient and profitable results. This individual is responsible for accurately forecasting and reporting business results on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis and also for the identification of gaps and opportunities vs. expectations. In addition, the Director is responsible for the annual operating and capital plans, including input and analysis into the strategic planning process. This individual must possess excellent analytical skills, critical thinking, and also an attention to detail. He/she must be able to present complex analysis in a simplified way and have the ability to communicate to a variety of business partners and management. To be successful, the Director must demonstrate the ability to identify opportunities to improve the business results and/or processes and the ability to drive change throughout the organization.  He/she will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing board presentations, financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons, new business opportunities, acquisition analysis and other projects requested by senior management. This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support “optimal” business decision making.  The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Financial:

Periodic business reporting and forecasting

  • Complete accurate daily, weekly, monthly and annual business reporting and forecasting working in partnership with business leaders. Includes consolidating, reviewing and analyzing financial and operational data.
  • Participate in the month-end close process to ensure business area financials are appropriate.
  • Provide comprehensive variance analysis including identification of trends, gaps, and opportunity areas within the business. Includes recommendations for possible course corrections needed to respective partners and management based on review and assessment of results.
  • Provide effective communication of results in a variety of formats such as presentations, written, or oral communication.

Planning and budgeting

  • Support business units in preparation for annual budget planning process.
  • Ensure strategic initiatives are in place, measurable, and linked to financial plans.
  • Prepare the annual operating and capital budgets for the business unit area of responsibility.
  • Ensure proper planning for headcount, initiatives, expenses, and all operational metrics.

Business Analysis and Process Improvement

  • Plan, facilitate, and implement ad hoc analysis to support decision making.
  • Provide analysis and evaluations of various business initiatives and performance.
  • Independently identify opportunities for improvement in the business results through better decision making leading to increased sales, increased efficiencies, or cost savings.
  • Identify and develop process improvements throughout area of responsibility.
  • Prepare pre and post analysis on capital projects including ROI calculations and recommendations.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools.
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes.
  • Support Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis.
  • Prepare presentations to Board of Directors and Senior Management Team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA highly preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience as Manager or Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.
  • Strong leadership skills required.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.

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Customer Service Manager

Accountability: Customer Service

  • Oversee all activities related to Consumer Affairs & Customer Service Department
  • Responsible for the processing of all order requirements (from data entry to invoicing)
  • Provide clear direction to staff thru a Results Oriented Management Philosophy
  • Develop Customer Service budget & explain variances
  • Handle hiring practices and disciplinary action for all Customer Service staff (up to and including termination protocol)
  • Establish department goals / complete performance appraisals. (Goals must be quantifiable and measurable)
  • Maintain / update job descriptions & Customer Service SOP’s.
  • Responsible for Integrity & Accuracy of RAC Export Program compliance
  • Maintain active dialogue & communications with NVOCC / Freight Forwarders
  • Attend and participate in meetings
  • Ensure back-ups exist for all staff members & yourself
  • Problem Solving: Develop lasting solutions & changes that improve overall efficiency & accuracy that can impact staff, internal and external customers
  • Provide reports to Director of Supply Chain charting fulfillment / cost savings / staff development, etc.
  • Manager positions his or herself on a time schedule that allows them to effectively supervise staff during normal work hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Accountability: Managerial

  • Follow organization's policies and values
  • Assess staff performance & ensures accountability of their actions by: training / acknowledgment of their understanding / counseling / and re-enforcing positive behavior
  • Encourage and apply Continuous Improvement philosophy in self and staff that sustains momentum over time
  • Able to effectively communicate with department personnel, peers and upper management both in writing and verbally
  • Work as a team player with fellow managers to deploy actions & changes that represent overall philosophy of “What is Best for the Company”
  • Lead by example
  • Exercise tact and discretion in interpersonal contacts
  • Respect confidentiality of privileged information

Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Export experience is required
  • 1-2 years of customer service manager experience in CPG or Food & Beverage industries is required
  • Must be experienced with a personal computer, MS Word, Excel MS Outlook and System 2000

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QA Incoming Inspector

This position requires that the Incoming Inspector will assure product coming into the manufacturing facility shall meet standard specifications set by Mariani Packing Company. In addition, the position requires good math and organizational skills in order to carry out the major duties and responsibilities. Effective communication in English, both written and oral, is a must. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Incoming

  • Responsible for ensuring incoming ingredients and co-packed products and raw materials meet specifications before being released to production/shipping and that the Incoming Inspection Program procedures are followed.
  • Follow sampling procedures as directed by the procedures or management staff.
  • Follow testing procedures and analyze specific quality attributes of products including, but not limited to, moisture, particle size, defects, net weight, count, percentages, sorbic acid concentration, sulphur levels, oil, etc. to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Check container markings of incoming product for clarity and correctness to ensure all packaging specifications are met and document errors.
  • Weekend and night shifts and overtime may be required as workload demands.
  • Must know and carry out procedure for holding incoming product.
  • Must work cooperatively with co-workers.
  • Awareness, observation, documentation and enforcement of all Food Safety Programs (GMPs, HACCP, CCPs, Allergen, Organic and other programs).
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Work closely with receiving and shipping staff for solutions and dispositions of incoming product in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Computer data entry required.
  • Performs other tests in QA dept to assist Lab Technicians as needed.
  • May assist samples coordinator as needed.
  • Performs routine testing on production lines as needed, including pre-ops, line inspection duties, metal detector tests, pit checking, retesting of holds for conformance and other tests as needed.
  • Other Duties in Quality as determined by the Quality Manager.

Communications

  • Informs Vendor Compliance Manager, or other QA supervisory staff, of known or anticipated problems with incoming product.
  • Ensures clear and timely communication to maximize quality, productivity and minimize down time.
  • Effectively communicate (reading, writing, speaking) in English.

 

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Customer Service Manager

Accountability: Customer Service

  • Oversee all activities related to Consumer Affairs & Customer Service Department
  • Responsible for the processing of all order requirements (from data entry to invoicing)
  • Provide clear direction to staff thru a Results Oriented Management Philosophy
  • Develop Customer Service budget & explain variances
  • Handle hiring practices and disciplinary action for all Customer Service staff (up to and including termination protocol)
  • Establish department goals / complete performance appraisals. (Goals must be quantifiable and measurable)
  • Maintain / update job descriptions & Customer Service SOP’s.
  • Responsible for Integrity & Accuracy of RAC Export Program complianceMaintain active dialogue & communications with NVOCC / Freight Forwarders
  • Attend and participate in meetings
  • Ensure back-ups exist for all staff members & yourself
  • Problem Solving: Develop lasting solutions & changes that improve overall efficiency & accuracy that can impact staff, internal and external customers
  • Provide reports to Director of Supply Chain charting fulfillment / cost savings / staff development, etc.
  • Manager positions his or herself on a time schedule that allows them to effectively supervise staff during normal work hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Accountability: Managerial

  • Follow organization's policies and values
  • Assess staff performance & ensures accountability of their actions by: training / acknowledgment of their understanding / counseling / and re-enforcing positive behavior
  • Encourage and apply Continuous Improvement philosophy in self and staff that sustains momentum over time
  • Able to effectively communicate with department personnel, peers and upper management both in writing and verbally
  • Work as a team player with fellow managers to deploy actions & changes that represent overall philosophy of “What is Best for the Company”
  • Lead by example
  • Exercise tact and discretion in interpersonal contacts
  • Respect confidentiality of privileged information

Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Export experience is required
  • 1-2 years of customer service manager experience in CPG or Food & Beverage industries is required
  • Must be experienced with a personal computer, MS Word, Excel MS Outlook and System 2000
  • Acts as a problem solver and team player
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ensure clear and timely communication within department and with other departments to maximize quality and productivity, while minimizing down time

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Maintenance Mechanic - Industrial

Under the direction of the maintenance manager or maintenance lead, performs preventative maintenance activities on al process equipment while assisting with facilities maintenance, equipment installation, and overhauling of all plant equipment.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years Food Manufacturing experience
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Industrial Electrical experience a plus

Accountability: Production Maintenance

  • Works in an extremely safe manner and protects not only him/her self but also other people and equipment in the facility.
  • Ensures that Food Safety Measures are adhered to in all operations.
  • Schedules and performs preventive maintenance in a timely manner.
  • Read sketches, prints, operating instructions and proceed accordingly.
  • Check Materials and parts and makes requests for same
  • Lay out work from sketches, drawings, etc.
  • Fabricate and assemble parts to construct machinery and equipment.
  • Locate line up and anchor machinery.
  • Test and time machinery.
  • Able to repair, adjust, trouble-shoot, and time food processing equipment.
  • Able to repair, adjust, trouble-shoot, and time weight scales, metal detectors and case printer.
  • Demonstrate welding skills with all metals, especially stainless steel.
  • Analyzes and makes necessary repairs of fluid power systems.
  • Lay out and install process piping systems
  • Understand food processing equipment computer control systems
  • Provide own appropriate hand tools and meters as required

Accountability: Communications

  • Must be proficient in following and enhancing Preventative Maintenance Programs.
  • Maintain maintenance records and logs work appropriately.
  • Communicates effectively and adequately voices opinion to accomplish goals.
  • Takes the lead in repair situations, communicating time frame and needs to production personnel and management staff.
  • Interfaces with contractors to insure facility standards and job requirements are met.

Accountability: Other

  • Must be able to work swing shift and weekends and frequent long hours.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift and high reach boom lift.

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Machine Operator - Mechanic - Bag Line

Supervisor or Manager is responsible for operating one or more production lines in the Bag Line area. Will be responsible to set up for production and ensure the products produced are within Mariani quality standards. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Maintenance experience required.
  • Certification from a tech school desired.
  • Must be a self-starter motivated and show leadership ability.
  • Must pass Mariani forklift certification.
  • Must be able to think on their feet and must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to work under a timeline and meet that timeline.
  • Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to keep focus under stressful situations.
  • Must be trained in the nature and properties of sanitation chemicals.
  • Must be able to lead a crew and set example for company values.
  • Must be able to stand for up to 12 hours a shift
  • Must be willing to work any shift

Operation of a production line

  • Operations
  • Sets up assigned line for operation in allotted time.
  • Starts, stops, sets up, and cleans machinery according to operational requirements.
  • Performs daily line inspection and reports findings to Supervisor and Maintenance.
  • Follows up reports to ensure maintenance tasks are completed.
  • Oversees production run ensuring that specific customer specifications are meet.
        This includes fruit requirement
        Bag coding is properly located and in the proper format.
        Case coding is in the right location and proper format.
        Pallet tag and placard information matches product information.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of any issues with production run.
  • Keeps in contact with Maintenance crew of any repairs needing to be preformed.
  • Will learn to perform daily general maintenance of the bag line and surrounding equipment.
  • Track productivity of line including spillage, through put, yield and any other critical parameters.
  • Properly reports downtime and materials used to Production Control.
  • Report productivity to supervisor on a regular basis.
  • May handle materials weighing up to 60 pounds occasionally.
  • Maintains correct product availability to line operations as directed.
  • May operate forklift on a limited basis.
  • Will not mishandle equipment in any manner.
  • Must ensure all line staff is following proper production specifications.
  • Must be able to train as needed. This may mean travel to outside training sites.
  • Must be willing and able to train other operators on production.
  • Will follow ALL GMP’s daily.
  • Reports quality issues to supervisor immediately.

 

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Cadet
Responsible for working in all operations departments working with the department manager to learn the activities in each area including throughput, yield, product quality, GMP’s and food safety. The Cadet will be responsible to minimize downtime, both scheduled and unscheduled, to a level not to exceed a total of 5% within the department. Ensures that operators and staff receive the information they need to run their assigned line and are responsible for the proper collection and transaction of all data in order to maintain lot integrity and product traceability. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and communicate same to assigned employees. Supervisor will ensure that Food Safety Measures are adhered to in all operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Production

  • Coordinates with the production scheduler about production requirements on a daily basis
  • Schedules personnel required to meet the standard manning of the lines, working with the scheduler to ensure accurate staffing usage and reporting.
  • Uses the proper fruit according to product specifications.
  • Ensures proper reporting of fruit used daily.
  • Determines from the schedule whether to use tubs or fiber boxes to collect the fruit. Ensures that tubs or fiber boxes are available
  • Instructs the operators for the day’s production requirements
  • Ensures that a sufficient number of employees are available to run the lines on a daily basis
  • Ensures that the sorting process is properly completed for defects or contaminants
  • Makes line speed and temperature adjustments based on Quality Control reports to ensure product quality is completed by operators
  • Monitors to ensure that all pallets or bins are tagged, weighed, and delivered to the appropriate destination
  • Ensures that a copy of each pallet or bin tag is accounted for to make accurate computer transactions
  • Supervises department employees to keep them on tasks assigned
  • Cross-trains machine operators and other employees to offer maximum flexibility. Trains department employees on new tasks. Trains a back-up for this position
  • Enforces Company policies and documents disciplinary actions
  • Continuously monitors the lines for safety, including the proper use of PPE and safe conduct while working
  • Presents and documents one “Safety Talk” per week, with signatures of employees in attendance
  • Reports injuries and investigates all accidents and “near-misses”
  • Consults with operators to perform a DAILY inspection of equipment to ensure proper condition.
  • Reports any equipment concerns to maintenance.
  • Performs Weekly Lots by Bin Inventory of WIP product. Noting reasons for any variation from physical to system inventory.
  • Performs Cycle Count of Raw Materials daily and sanitation inspection daily.
  • Ensure production variance is reported on a daily basis
  • Completes annual performance appraisals for all direct report staff.
  • Implements and oversees the 5S’ management tool.
  • Cooperates with other leaders
  • Consistent Adherence and Application of Department SOP.

 

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Maintenance Electrician - Industrial

Under the direction of the maintenance manager or maintenance lead, assumes responsibility for the efficiency and safety of all plant electrical equipment and power distribution. Also assists with facilities maintenance, equipment installation, and overhauling of all process equipment.

3-5 years Industrial Manufacturing experience - Food Manufacturing experience.
2 years Industrial Electrician experience required.
Certification as journeyman electrician or equivalent required.
Experience with 480 power and motors required
Bilingual a plus
Mechanical Maintenance experience a plus

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties and responsibilities in addition to the following may be assigned.

Accountability #1: – Production Maintenance

  • Works in an extremely safe manner and protects not only him/her self but also other people and equipment in the facility.
  • Responsible for scheduling and completing preventative maintenance on all electrical equipment, components and facilities power distribution in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing and facility equipment for electrical malfunctions.
    Maintains proper inventory levels for common electrical components and prepares orders for necessary material and parts.
  • Lays out work from sketches, drawings, etc.  
  • Performs, or directs all maintenance wiring, installation of motors, switches, switch panels, fuse boxes, lighting, testing, programmable logic controllers, and power circuits in compliance with the current national electric code.
  • Determines proper size and specifications of wire, conduit, switches, panels, fuses, etc.
  • Reads and understands blueprints and circuit diagrams.
  • Reads prints, sketches and operating instructions and proceeds with work accordingly.     
    Inspects motors, switches, junction boxes, switch panels, circuit breakers, transformers, fuse panels, lighting, controls, heating and power circuits. Makes a layout of electrical circuits as needed.
  • Performs or directs installation, connection, adjustment, and calibration of electrical gauges and recording instruments.
  • Familiar with installation, set-up and operation of VFD units.
  • Familiar with PLC’s and their functions in a production environment.
  • Installs, adjusts, maintains, repairs, and overhauls process instruments, control instrumentation and related equipment both electronic and pneumatic.
  • Participates in sub-station repairs and maintenance.
  • Provides own appropriate hand tools and meters as required.

Accountability #2: – Other

  • Is on call as necessary, must be available to work weekends and overtime.
  • Must be able to safely operate a fork lift truck and high reach boom
  • Familiar with the operational requirements of a solar facility is valuable.

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Resumes can be sent to - jobline@mariani.com, faxed to 707-453-8342, or sent via mail at 500 Crocker Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688, Attn: Human Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement
The policy of the Company is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, or disability, or other bases prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees related to these bases. The Company has established a continuing Affirmative Action Program to assure equal employment opportunity in all its policy decisions affecting recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

 

 

   
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