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Jason Butel

Talala,Oklahoma

Summary

Experienced operations manager with 12+ years of expertise in food manufacturing, sales, production, supply chain and operations. Proven track record of creating and implementing sales and marketing tactics to increase long-term clients, and ensuring sales goals and customer satisfaction are met. Successfully added new products and long-term clients at Specialty Bakery and Homeland Baking equating to an average of an additional seven figures in gross revenue annually. I have successfully created GFSI plans for both SQF and BRC codes while overseeing the quality assurance departments. I possess HACCP certification, Internal Auditor certification, and PCQI certification related to the food safety industry.

Overview

27
27
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager

Mexican Bakery of Tulsa
2023.10 - Current
  • Oversee the quality control program as it pertains to food safety and produce a safe, wholesome product
  • Conducted regular audits to ensure adherence to established protocols, maintaining consistency across the organization.
  • Trained team members on quality assurance principles, fostering a culture of accountability and high performance.
  • Facilitated communication between departments regarding quality concerns, fostering collaboration towards shared goals.
  • Enhanced product quality by implementing comprehensive QA processes and procedures.
  • Assured consistent quality of production by implementing and enforcing automated practice systems.
  • Assessed product quality by monitoring quality assurance metrics, reports and dashboards.
  • Established robust quality documentation systems that ensured traceability throughout the entire production lifecycle.
  • Investigated customer complaints and performed corrective actions to resolve quality issues.
  • Conducted risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential quality issues.
  • Inspected products and worker progress throughout production.
  • Performed root cause analysis to identify and resolve quality issues and defects.
  • Reduced defects in products by conducting thorough inspections and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Conducted process and system audits to identify areas of improvement and enforce compliance with industry standards.
  • Improved customer satisfaction ratings through meticulous attention to detail and consistent quality control measures.
  • Recorded, analyzed, and distributed statistical information.
  • Created and maintained quality management systems to align with industry standards.
  • Played a crucial role in refining company manufacturing practices by providing expert guidance on regulatory compliance matters.
  • Implemented new quality assurance and customer service standards.
  • Reported production malfunctions to managers and production supervisors.
  • Prevented costly recalls by proactively addressing potential risks before they escalated into larger issues.
  • Tracked quality issues with external customers, suppliers, and internal plant operations.
  • Established and tracked quality department goals and objectives.
  • Specified quality requirements of raw materials with suppliers.
  • Determined quality department standards, practices, and procedures.
  • Scheduled and chaired quality review meetings to review effectiveness of performance mitigating risk, improving throughput and achieving customer satisfaction.

Co-Owner

JBJ Cattle Company, LLC
2021.04 - Current
  • Oversee our cow/calf operation
  • Managed day-to-day operations efficiently, ensuring smooth workflow and timely completion of tasks.
  • Established foundational processes for business operations.
  • Improved operational efficiencies to reduce costs and improve productivity.
  • Prepared annual budgets with controls to prevent overages.
  • Managed purchasing, sales, marketing and customer account operations efficiently.
  • Implemented business strategies, increasing revenue, and effectively targeting new markets.

Director of Operations and Quality Assurance

Homeland Baking
2022.02 - 2023.05
  • Responsible for the weekly production schedule and oversight of 22 employees, running 50-60 hours per week, based on customer needs and requests
  • Developed systems and procedures to improve operational quality and team efficiency.
  • Oversaw daily operations across multiple departments, ensuring seamless coordination and efficient execution of tasks.
  • Oversaw day-to-day production activities in accordance with business objectives.
  • Oversaw successful implementation of operational strategies and policies to drive organizational growth and productivity.
  • Collaborated with senior management to develop and execute long-term corporate goals and objectives.
  • Identified opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement, implementing changes that resulted in significant savings.
  • Established strong partnerships with vendors, suppliers, and key stakeholders to improve collaboration and ensure alignment with business requirements.
  • Improved operational efficiency by streamlining processes and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Promoted a culture of safety within the organization by enforcing compliance with established regulations, policies, procedures, as well as conducting regular audits.
  • Championed quality assurance efforts by establishing rigorous standards and monitoring adherence to maintain high levels of service delivery.
  • Assisted in recruiting, hiring and training of team members.
  • Negotiated price and service with customers and vendors to decrease expenses and increase profit.

Vice President of Operations and Food Safety

Specialty Bakery of Tulsa
2013.11 - 2022.01
  • Tracked and managed business opportunities, client relationships, and financial accounts
  • Streamlined operations by identifying inefficiencies and implementing process improvements.
  • Applied excellent problem-solving, process development, and strategic implementation skills to lead and support all areas of operations.
  • Managed cross-functional teams to ensure seamless collaboration for optimal business outcomes.
  • Cultivated strong relationships with clients, vendors, and partners for mutually beneficial collaborations.
  • Strategically coordinated operations according to objectives and capabilities, effectively allocating resources to meet demands
  • Implemented new technologies to automate processes, resulting in reduced labor costs and increased efficiency.
  • Increased company profits through performance optimization strategies and efficiency improvements.
  • Reduced operational costs by optimizing resource allocation and negotiating better contracts with suppliers.
  • Drove sustainable growth and profitability by staying current with industry trends and adapting operational strategies accordingly.
  • Facilitated timely decision-making through accurate data analysis and insightful reporting on key operational metrics.
  • Identified opportunities to improve business process flows and productivity.
  • Hired and managed employees to maximize productivity while training staff on best practices and protocols.
  • Identified issues with production, workforce, and material sourcing and implemented successful solutions.
  • Oversaw supply chain operations, ensuring timely delivery of products while minimizing inventory costs.
  • Increased profitability with cost control measures and revenue generation initiatives.
  • Evaluated product development strategies and prepared alternative approaches to goal achievement.
  • Trained and guided team members to maintain high productivity and performance metrics.
  • Observed each employee's individual strengths and initiated mentoring program to improve areas of weakness.

Territory Manager

Industrial Fumigant Company
1997.02 - 2013.11
  • Negotiated contracts and closed deals with potential clients
  • Developed strong relationships with key decision-makers, fostering trust and loyalty in the assigned territory.
  • Cultivated relationships with key accounts in territory and provided support to drive customer satisfaction.
  • Achieved sales goals and service targets by cultivating and securing new customer relationships.
  • Established successful account relationships by building rapport and maintaining consistent communication.
  • Expanded territory coverage by strategically identifying and targeting high-potential accounts.
  • Analyzed sales data to identify areas for territory improvement and implemented strategies to maximize sales growth.
  • Negotiated contracts skillfully, securing long-term agreements with clients that contributed significantly to revenue growth.
  • Spearheaded successful sales strategies for existing and new products across specified territory.
  • Managed a diverse portfolio of accounts within the territory, adeptly balancing resource allocation and prioritization to maximize overall business success.

Education

Bachelor - Animal Science-Pre-Vet Medicine

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
05.1996

Skills

  • Supply Chain Oversight
  • New Business Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Strategy Development
  • Budget Control
  • Sales Management
  • Inventory
  • Sourcing & Ordering
  • Logistics
  • Operations management
  • Growth management
  • Customer & client management
  • Employee Oversight and Training
  • Sales planning
  • Customer service
  • Conflict management & resolution
  • Contract negotiation
  • Microsoft Office & Google suite
  • Supply Chain
  • Quality Control
  • Jason Butel
  • Industry knowledge
  • Quality control
  • Leadership abilities
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Internal Audits
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Document Control
  • Quality testing
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Audit reporting
  • Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality control tests
  • Quality assurance background
  • Complaint Investigation
  • Operations Management
  • Validation Techniques
  • Quality Standards Determination

References

  • Jake Levy, USA General Manager, Koenig Group Baking, (804) 399-7805
  • Jeff Nelson, Western VP of Sales, Brolite Products, (913) 314-5821
  • Andy Piepho, Senior Procurement Manager, Tyson Foods, (479) 445-7152
  • Dr. Ryn Laster, Dir. of Food Safety and Animal Welfare, Cal-Maine Foods, (601) 953-2777
  • John Robinson, Controller, Magellan Midstream, (918) 695-9666

Certification

Internal Auditor certified

HACCP certified

PCQI certified

SQF Practitioner


Timeline

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager

Mexican Bakery of Tulsa
2023.10 - Current

Director of Operations and Quality Assurance

Homeland Baking
2022.02 - 2023.05

Co-Owner

JBJ Cattle Company, LLC
2021.04 - Current

Vice President of Operations and Food Safety

Specialty Bakery of Tulsa
2013.11 - 2022.01

Territory Manager

Industrial Fumigant Company
1997.02 - 2013.11

Bachelor - Animal Science-Pre-Vet Medicine

Kansas State University

Internal Auditor certified

HACCP certified

PCQI certified

SQF Practitioner


Jason Butel