Job title: General Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Fisheries
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Job published: 04/10/2021
Job ID: 32179

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity for an individual to utilize all of their experience to date and work for great company with scope to further expand and grow the company. Furthermore, this is a role that presents an opportunity for the right person. The General Manager manages activities related to our client operations, including the operation a locally owned and operated fish processing plant in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Busy season is during the salmon season, which is June through September, however our client has a year-round processor with other species during the rest of the year. This position is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to work for a great company.




  • Oversee all staff, budgets and operations across Ketchikan and Craig, AK fish processing facilities
  • Oversee day-to-day operations by managing both production and office staff while ensuring that employees work productively and develop professionally
  • Design strategy, set goals for growth and ultimately ensure strategic goals are met by setting operational policies
  • Set policies and processes across hiring, operations, procurement, company protocol and financial analysis
  • Oversee recruitment and training of new employees across production and office staff
  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance by working closely with Financial Controller and Accounting / Finance staff
  • Direct the employee assessment process • Prepare regular financial and operational reports for upper management that provide solutions to issues that are raised by company management
  • Ensure staff follows health and safety regulations in correspondence with Federal and State Guidelines



  • Prefer 10 years’ experience in the seafood or related industry and working knowledge in buying seafood products direct from fishermen, food/plant safety, staff supervision, logistics, and working with governmental agencies.
  • Required to live in Ketchikan, AK
  • Proven experience General Manager or similar executive role; preference for experience in seafood or food processing / manufacturing
  • Experience in accounting/financial planning
  • Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
  • Strong analytical and financial ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills with problem-solving aptitude



  • Excellent communication, team building, and organizational skills and experience
  • Knowledge of seafood species, food plant operations, etc.
  • Excellent communication, team building, and organizational skills and experience
  • Experience Communicating with fishermen, local businesses, government agencies, employees.
  • Problem Solving, basic mathematical skills, MS Office knowledge and experience



  • High School Diploma or GED is REQUIRED.
  • Bachelor's Degree (four-year College or University) preferred



  • Demonstrated knowledge of seafood business
  • Outstanding Communication and Customer Service skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (email, word, excel, etc.)
  • Good organizational, including multitasking, skills.
  • Ability to problem solve with best solution results
  • Capabilities to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.



  • This position requires working in both a plant and office environment and is routinely exposed to extreme temperatures (heat and cold).
  • Must be available days, evenings, weekends depending seafood harvest and scheduled off loads.