Champlain Orchards - Product Operations Manager

Champlain Orchards
Shoreham, VT
Full Time
3 weeks ago


We are seeking a strong, organized Production Manager to plan, coordinate and control our apple packing process, sweet cider, bakery and shipping departments. You will manage a staff of dedicated employees ensuring the quality of packed product and accuracy of the orders shipped. You will be responsible for organizing and adjusting production schedules, assessing resource requirements, maintaining packaging inventory and quality control standards and ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed. Our typical work week is Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

If you are a strong leader with a determination to succeed we really want to hear from you.


  • Planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes
  • Organizing and adjusting production schedules as needed
  • Assessing project requirements and resources needed
  • Management of implementation and use of inventory management system
  • Estimating, negotiating and agreeing budgets and timescales with clients and managers
  • Cost of Goods Analysis and determining product pricing strategy
  • Determining quality control standards
  • Overseeing production processes in Sweet Cider, Bakery as well as Value-added products and the Packing Line
  • Selecting, ordering and purchasing materials
  • Monitoring product standards and implementing quality control programs
  • Selection and maintenance of production equipment
  • Liaison with buyers, marketing and sales staff
  • Supervising, motivating and reviewing the work of a team of workers and identifying needs
  • Working with managers to implement the company’s policies and goals
  • Ensuring health and safety guidelines are followed
  • Inspecting food production equipment to ensure they are operational and in good working order for food processing.
  • Ensuring compliance with all internal and external food production regulations and legislation


  • A degree in Operations/Management and/or 5 years’ experience in production and related field
  • A degree in mechanical and process engineering is desirable
  • Project management skills
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and inspire and motivate a team of workers
  • The capacity to grasp concepts easily and think critically and creatively
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced technical and numerical skills (Quickbooks and Envio)
  • Strong negotiating and problem-solving skills
  • Superior communication and information dissemination skills


All Champlain Orchards Employees working 30+ hours/week are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Accident Insurance (on & off job)

  • Life, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Vacation time + 4 Paid Holidays

  • $275/month towards our health insurance plan

Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 references to:

3597 Route 74 West
Shoreham, VT 05770