Job Detail

  • Job ID 33865
  • Experience Perishable product management / Food Safety
  • Industry Produce Packaging
  • Qualifications High School Diploma

Job Description

Black Gold Farms in Delhi, LA is seeking a Packaging Operations Manager. This position will manage all packing facility operations to ensure a quality product is packed and shipped to our customers.

Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered: an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, rewards that include more than earning a salary, impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family and values that extend locally and globally.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide leadership and direction for employees by coordinating hiring, job assignment, labor productivity, and supervision.
  • Manage employee labor to ensure efficiency is maximized.
  • Manage the quality of the product being packed to ensure it meets our customers’ standards.
  • Maintain relationships with our customers to accurately understand and anticipate their needs.
  • Track inventory of product and packaging supplies on hand.
  • Oversee all shipping and receiving functions of product.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and operation of all packing equipment to eliminate unscheduled downtime.
  • Responsible for the P&L of the operation, including managing expenses and ensuring the operation is operating profitably.
  • Communicate effectively with the sales department regarding inventory levels and quality of product.
  • Regularly create and deliver reports regarding the operations of the packaging facility.
  • Manage the employee safety and food safety programs.
  • Work with the Delhi farm manager to create crop and shipping plans.


Experience required in:

  • Employee supervision
  • Quality management
  • Employee safety
  • Inventory management
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Shipping/receiving activities
  • Microsoft Office and inventory management systems


Experience desired in:

  • Perishable product management
  • Agriculture experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Food safety
  • USDA, DOT, OSHA, FDA and other standards


Reports to: Director of Operations

Location: Delhi, LA

Salary: $85,000 – $100,000, incentive eligibility of 20%

Black Gold Farms has been in operation for over 95 years. The company has evolved into a global industry leader in potato production, sales, and service. Please join us in serving our customers, sustaining our business, and feeding the World.

At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employees work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners.

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, company funded health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) program with a generous company match, paid time off, paid holidays, paid training/education and incentive compensation. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

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