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General Manager

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Date Posted: 10/05/2017

Our client is a successful and well established food manufacturing company. The company is currently recruiting a General Manager for its food processing business in Calgary, Alberta.

The General Manager is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and management of the plant operations and it’s team members. The General Manager is fully accountable for meeting plant safety, food safety, quality, environmental, costs and operating plan objectives. Other responsibilities include implementing and assuring alignment with business strategies, processes and programs to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements related to: food safety, employee safety, security, environmental and human resource compliance. This role ensures that the Calgary processing plant provides products that meet our customer needs and also represents the company and its interests in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

• Create an environment in which employees go home in the same condition that they arrived. Actively work to prevent/eliminate hazards that cause injury or illness. Champion safety processes, ergonomic efforts and hold location accountable for keeping their co-workers safe. Champion the elimination of adulterants in our end-products. Ensure resources are available and all processes are being followed that help us minimize risk to consumers, customers and the company. Ensure compliance with local, provincial, and federal environmental laws and regulations. Be a positive role model for other companies within the community. Work to identify ways to minimize environmental footprint.
• Ensure effective and efficient operations. Maintain the physical condition and appearance which reflects the standards of quality and service of our business. Develop leaders and provide tools and structure for location to meet their financial objectives.
• Create an environment where all employees are expected to be active, contributing members of the business. Hold team accountable to values, principles and goals. Recognize successes and challenge people to be better than they thought possible. Create opportunities for growth and development. Ensure an inclusive environment that is representative of the local market.
• Champion business strategy by staying focused on customer needs. Use business capabilities and plant resources to be a customer advocate. This position is critical in ensuring strong and healthy relationships with our customers to ensure we are meeting their needs as well as focusing on continuous improvement based on the discussions resulting from the relationships.
• Be a visible presence in the community through active involvement, building networks and understanding the needs and concerns of the community.
• Must be able to travel 10 – 15%. Ability to work varied hours, including weekends and evenings.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum 8 years food processing or related manufacturing experience with various roles and progressive responsibility
• Minimum 5 years of direct management/leadership experience (influencing, coaching, managing through others, developing diverse work teams)
• Demonstrated ability and understanding of internal (plants/operations) and external (customers) relationships and how to determine what is best for the company (employee safety, engagement, profitability)
• Demonstrated experience and proven track record in continuous improvement and managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
• Demonstrated experience in building relationships with customers
• Strong team builder and team player (player/coach principle)
• Must be able to communicate effectively written, verbal and in presentation with all levels of the business
• Experience creating and managing budgets
• Proficient in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

• Food processing
• Experience in training in Continuous Improvement initiatives (Green Belt, Black Belt, etc.)
• Union environment exposure

Should you wish to apply for this position, please submit your resume via email to:
Western HR Consulting



7058B Farrell Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta Canada  T2H 0T2

Phone: 403.215.2150     Toll Free: 1.877.319.4989
 Email: careers@westernhr.com


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