Position: Director of Operations

Company: RIJUICE

Location: Lancaster, PA

Report to: COO

Compensation: 60k+ DOE

Please send resumes/cv to: kyle@rijuice.com


RIJUICE is a craft natural beverage manufacturer with a mission to deliver high quality, functional, and innovative beverages. Since 2014 we’ve been producing cold-pressed juice that's currently distributed from Washington D.C. to New York City through independent naturals, large retailers, food service, e-commerce, and our own year round indoor farmers market stands. Lancaster County has an incredibly rich agricultural heritage which we’re proud to showcase in our products. We’re constantly dreaming up new beverage concepts and looking for opportunities to expand into existing and uncharted categories.


RIJUICE is looking for a Director of Operations to manage all aspects of our beverage production facility and fresh to market distribution model. We’re looking for someone with a strong sense of ownership, a real passion for making and distributing products, who loves complex problem solving, and thrives in a dynamic environment. This is an opportunity to lead a small team, apply your unique experience, and continuously improve and scale an existing operation.

  • Manage all production aspects and day-to-day operations to the highest standards, working alongside our COO
  • Manage inventory, incoming purchase orders, and forecast demand to create weekly work orders for the production of our high pressure processed fresh pressed juice, hemp infusions, and craft soda lines
  • Directly manage production staff and ensure productivity with effective scheduling, communication, and training
  • Maintain the highest level of sanitation within the facility by enforcing and managing our Food Safety plan
  • Learn and maintain a functional knowledge of all processing, packaging, and clean in place (CIP) equipment
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the FDA by strictly adhering to and managing the paper trail of our HACCP plan
  • Interface with customers and coordinate weekly order fulfillment with a third party refrigerated delivery network
  • Participate in developing operating budget and budgets for capital projects

Continuous Improvement
  • Develop and lead the continuous improvement initiatives for multiple products with ongoing necessary improvements in processing, manufacturing, sanitation, shelf life, sourcing, supply chain, fulfillment, etc.
  • Identify, suggest, and implement best practices to facilitate solutions and methods that will optimize processes in all areas of the business
  • Continuously improve and develop SOP’s and SSOP’s for the effective training and delegation of all production and cleaning related tasks
  • Identify areas of improvement on the production line and CIP and conceptualize process engineered solutions

Team Supervision
  • Manage production and sanitation teams, identify training and development opportunities, and define and organize new roles as the operation grows
  • Interview and hire new employees. Authority to terminate employees
  • Supervise timesheets, submit payroll, and manage time off requests

  • Receive orders from and communicate with wholesale customers and distributors
  • Ensure timely delivery of orders direct to customer accounts via a third party refrigerated delivery network
  • Collate fulfillment cost effectively within the parameters of route availability, product availability and shelf life, and customer demands
  • Maintain inventory of all packaging related items for wholesale and e-commerce
  • Issue and edit invoices and manage e-commerce customer orders and requests

  • 3+ years manufacturing or operations management experience
  • Proven ability leading a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Passionate about health, nutrition, and creating products