Manager, Production Operations

2300674 Ontario Inc - Keene, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Opportunity

We are recruiting an experienced and motivated Production / Operations Manager with proven track record to lead all efforts relating to Production Management:

The Production Manager is accountable for the operation of all production activities and performance through planning, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the Production floor and its employees meeting production quality, food safety and staff health and safety standards. Additionally, the incumbent is accountable to supervise, direct, and develop production staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Sales to manage customer delivery targets
  • Coordinating with R&D on keeping current and accurate production specs sheets for upcoming production
  • Develop the production schedule in collaboration with Supply Chain team and manage it daily
  • Forecast and plan human resource needs for different shifts within standard labour costs
  • Forecast and plan material requirements and lead times within standard material costs
  • Help establish safety stock levels
  • Plan and schedule for equipment maintenance, building repairs and improvements
  • Ensure appropriate employee management, including staffing, scheduling, employee development and performance management
  • Train, coach and develop the supervisors, lead hands and production associates and operators and acknowledge their performance with related reviews
  • Establish and analyze plant performance metrics through reports including direct labour efficiency, productivity, absenteeism, inventory and backlog, including attainment and adherence reports
  • Schedule, coordinate, supervise and monitor the activities of the production supervisors and lead hands
  • Report investigate incidents and near misses
  • Work closely with the Project Management Teams, Maintenance Department, and floor supervisors, looking for improvement and innovation from the Production floor
  • Investigate missed schedules and Corrective Action Reports (CARs). Take action on CARs as required
  • Improve throughput and other in-house processes with the objective of reducing overall costs and enhancing customer satisfaction
  • Identify and reduce areas of waste, monitor and review scrap reports
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with relevant local, national, and international standards and legislation
  • Enforce safety and sanitary requirements and regulations ensuring that the Plant complies with Ontario‚Äôs Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), its regulations and Cross Wind Farms policies and procedures
  • Promote positive employee relations including high levels of teamwork and employee involvement

Key Attributes of the Ideal Candidate:

  • College diploma or university degree in engineering, food science, biochemistry or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of direct work experience
  • Direct knowledge of Food Industry manufacturing methodologies
  • Hands-on experience working with SOPs, guidelines, and associated standards
  • Strong inventory and production management skills
  • Good communication skills for liaising and communicating with vendors, customers, and cross-functional departments
  • Good working knowledge of BRC certification
  • Highly motivated and self-directed capable of working under pressure able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to create and review technical documentation, including project plans, test procedures
  • Strong problem identification and problem-solving skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude

Reference ID: Manager, Production Operations

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • operations management: 3 years (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No