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Business Manager

E.C. Phillips & Son

This is a Full-time position in Ketchikan, AK posted June 17, 2021.

Business Manager ? Ketchikan, AK


E.C. Phillips is a locally owned and operated fish processing plant in Ketchikan, Alaska. This forward thinking and community-oriented organization takes pride in providing its staff with the tools to develop professionally and succeed and views the upward progression of its employees as integral to the growth and success of the company. Check out our Instagram @ecpalaska.

We are located in Ketchikan, AK. Our busy season is during the salmon season which is June through September, however we are a year round processor with other species during the rest of the year. We are looking for an Business Manager ready to work in an exciting and dynamic environment. This position is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to work for a great company that supports upward trajectory in your career. Our main office is in Ketchikan, AK.


  • 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
  • Create and maintain budgets and optimize expenses
  • 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


  • Required to live in Ketchikan, AK
  • Proven experience in a business manager or similar executive role; preference for experience in seafood or food processing / manufacturing
  • Experience in financial planning and budgeting
  • 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
  • BSc / BA in Business or relevant field / degree(s)
  • Familiarity with commonly used ERP, accounting and payroll systems. Able to adjust to changes in technology and processes


  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also as part of a team;
  • Understand business needs and priorities;


  • Please note that due to government regulations and State of Alaska policies, all employees are required to wear masks when on company property

  • We wish to thank all applicants; however, only successful candidates will be contacted. E.C. Phillips is an equal opportunity employer. The above description is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.