Operations and Business Manager - Food Incubator - R00046391

Operations and Business Manager

Work Location: LSU AgCenter Food Incubator, Baton Rouge, LA

Position Description: This position manages the day-to-day operation of the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator Plant on the LSU AgCenter campus in Baton Rouge. As part of job duties the successful candidate will ensure that tenant companies are competent in good manufacturing practices and equipment usage.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: oversee and coordinate usage of incubator and pilot plant facilities by tenants and AgCenter faculty; design, implement and execute culinary safety and sanitation curriculum ;instruct tenants on how to properly and safely use the kitchen equipment; provide tenants, graduate students and undergraduate workers with guidance and assistance in processing techniques; provide guidance and compliance with safe food handling methods within incubator use policies and procedures including kitchen and pilot plant; provide one-on-one and group technical and problem solving assistance to program participants; develop and maintain key performance metrics to report monthly; develop and maintain food industry relationships and resources and coordinate these meetings with AgCenter Director of Development and Director of the Food Incubator; provide specifications, bid procurement and supplier information; interface with University units regarding and implementation of research and processing protocols for experiments, product development, processing studies and teaching exercises. Assist the Director with management of staff and student workers in the food incubator plants and coordination of schedules and training.

Other duties include: assisting with maintaining the operation and management of all kitchen/packaging equipment; managing inventory of kitchen and cleaning supplies; scheduling equipment repair and maintenance; adhering to all city, state and federal requirements for commercial kitchen facilities.

Qualification Requirements: BS or MS degree. Five-eight years’ experience in restaurant management, food processing and or food research. HACCP Certified, Better Processing or other Food Safety Certification/Training. Knowledge of Institutional Management. Knowledge of food processing, preservation and packaging.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSUSystem. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is identified

Date Available: Upon completion of the interview process.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching cover letter, resume, transcripts and a list of three references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information, please contact:

Gaye Sandoz

Email: gsandoz@agcenter.lsu.edu

6/8/2020 8:22:14 PM
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