Operations Recruitment Firm Seeks an Operations Manager with Food Industry Exp.

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading engineering, operations and manufacturing recruiting firm. We specialize in the permanent recruitment and placement of technical and management professionals. We are currently recruiting for an Operations Manager with food or pharmaceutical production experience.


  • The Operations Manager will assist with the startup, commissioning and validation of a new food production/manufacturing facility.
  • Will assist with equipment selection, installation and test during facility start-up.
  • Hire, train and lead a workforce through start-up and into the daily operations of a food and packaging manufacturing environment.
  • Develop and maintain a culture of quality, efficiency and safety.
  • Assist and lead production staff with equipment training, start-up, commissioning and validation.
  • Development, review and approval of SOPs, batch records, validation protocols and reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 8 – 10 years work experience in food, pharmaceutical and/or consumer packaging manufacturing
  • Several years of operations management/ supervisory experience.
  • Prefer experience in FDA-regulated industry
  • Several years experience with GMP, production systems and processes, engineering, and quality systems requirements
  • Strong training and leadership skills
  • Ability to produce business, financial, and accounting reports