Operations Manager


CAF Outdoor Cleaning

Job Description:

Operations Manager

Maple Valley, WA | Full-time (M-F) | Salary | Onsite


CAF – Who We Are:

CAF is Latin for Citius, Altius, Fortius meaning, Faster, Higher, Stronger – which drives us to always be looking to grow and improve ourselves and each other. We don’t just manufacture sustainable cleaning products – we partner with our customers to deliver consistently clean and customer ready experiences across all locations. CAF believes in the value of clean. Our goal is to produce the most effective, innovative cleaning solutions available and provide the training and execution support to ensure safer and cleaner outdoor experiences.

What you’ll do:

As CAF’s Operations Manager, you will have thorough and effective communication skills and need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced organization. Must have a competitive drive, willing to adapt and adjust to changing internal and external customer needs with creative and innovative solutions. CAF is seeking an extremely enthusiastic, passionate and results driven person with outstanding work ethic, “make it happen” attitude and an emphasis on creating and implementing processes. This position covers a broad spectrum of functions and responsibilities which include both operations management as well as manufacturing and procurement.

Time Allocation Matrix:

20% Manufacturing/Vendor Management

20% Procurement

15% Logistics

15% Warehouse Management

15% Leadership/Strategy

10% Special Projects

5% Safety

What it takes to succeed:

Fit CAF culture and team values
5+ Years of Operations and Management experience
Some travel required. Estimated 3-5 trips/year
Domestic and International
Bachelor’s degree required
Excellent financial and business understanding
Process focused with ability to create, refine and/or implement processes
Proven success in a small, fast-paced and dynamic company
Strategic thinking and planning / organizational skills preferred
ERP technology skills
Full computer proficiency (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Can satisfy pre-employment background check and drug testing

Our Culture:

CAF takes pride in our unique, down to earth culture with enthusiastic, tenacious, grounded, yet super-fun employees that are diverse in background and talent. Our culture is customer-oriented, and sales is key to the growth of our fast-paced company. We believe that customers come first but we also recognize the need for balance between work and family – weekends are for spending time with family and friends. Are you a creative thinker? Do you strive to learn new things? Are you fun to be around and value others input and camaraderie? If you get excited about working where you live, driving change, and being an integral part of a growing organization, then CAF is where you should be!

Reports to:

The Operations Manager reports directly to CAF’s CEO, Derek Zahajko, who’s background is all about Customers Obsession given his long background in strategy and entrepreneurial development. That said, “numbers matter” and are imperative in the discussion. Derek’s management philosophy is focused on four (4) Employee Tenants: Grit. Smart. Culture. And Job capabilities.

Fair Pay:

Compensation is designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented employees who drive the company’s success. No two jobs are equal, but all jobs are important – that’s why we tailor an individual compensation plan benchmarked to market data from industry leaders payscale.com for each person and position, based on several position and market compensable factors.

Perks and Benefits:

What makes a great job even better? Throwing in a few perks! We want to provide our CAF’ers with everything they need to maintain their health and wellbeing. Things like:

Health and Wellness

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Long Term Disability
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
Wellness Reimbursement Program (e.g., gym, golf, activity passes, massage, weight loss, etc.)

Financial Benefits

Simple IRA Retirement Plan
Bonus Eligible
Multiple Discount Programs

Office Perks

Flexibility in schedule when needed
Company social outings
Free snacks
Educational learning opportunities
Recognition/rewards for anniversaries, birthdays and for going above and beyond

Paid Time Off

PTO/Vacation/Sick Policy
11 Paid Holidays (including Christmas week!)
Maternity/Paternity Leave


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