Reporting directly to the Senior Canadian operations manager, the Plant Manager’s primary responsibilities include the daily management and coordination of plant operations while ensuring profitability of operations and compliance with all safety, labor, environmental and corporate policies and regulations. More specifically and in collaboration with their management team this position oversees all activities related to operations, namely: production, maintenance, sanitation, receiving and shipping. This key role provides leadership to his/her facility and ensures efficient communications between all departments under his/her responsibility, quality control, other plants when needed and corporate as well.
- In collaboration with the Senior Canadian Operations manager, develop and execute the plant’s annual plan and budgets based on company goals and objectives;
- Recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives in order to increase quality, efficiency and safety;
- Participate in the deployment and improvement of the Leclerc active supervision system, (AMS PRO2), to empower employees and leaders;
- Collaborate with the management team to secure achievement of the plant’s annual goals and strategic plan;
- Liaise with research and development and product development teams to develop new product strategies.
- Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are being met by supporting and participating in regular Health & Safety meetings, enabling a strong safety culture;
- Plans, organizes, implements and monitors work schedules/external suppliers consistent with the normal needs of the plant and special projects;
- Lead plant production and maintenance personnel in day to day activities to ensure the safe and efficient maintenance of equipment and facilities;
- Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible;
- Analyze problems in the production chain, identify their root cause and establish procedures to reduce or eliminate them;
- Provide support to internal and external audits;
Team management component:
- Hire, manage, coach and mentor staff to ensure performance and development targets are being met;
- Ensure all staff reports are suitably trained/qualified/licensed for the various tasks and jobs they must complete;
- Lead by example to develop and engage employees directly or through supervisors and managers.
YOUR SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
- Bachelor degree in Engineering/Business/Finance/Management/Operations or other related field;
- Seven (7) years experience in the food industry/manufacturing in similar functions;
- Knowledge of Good Management Practices (GMP) and experience with Enterprise Resource Plannin (ERP);
- Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices;
- Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, etc. to drive improvements;
- Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies;
- Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills;
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs;
- Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability;
- A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible;
- Strong analytical and decision-making skills;
- Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment;
- Ability to work with multiple system (SAP-Microsoft Office);
- Fluency in written and spoken French is an asset.