Plant Manager

Location: Brampton, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 04-25-2018


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Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,500 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.


 The Plant Manager leads the manufacturing activities at the unionized Brampton Poultry, production facility. In addition, the Plant Manager ensures high levels of finished product quality and customer satisfaction, while operating as a “low cost” producer within a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. This position is responsible for adhering to good manufacturing practices, health & safety and human resources standards, promoting and leading positive employee relations and initiatives, Maple Leaf Leadership Values, Six Sigma initiatives and has direct and significant impact on profit and loss metrics.

  • Accountable for production costs, labour utilization, yields, results of Operations, cost improvement and “Six Sigma” initiatives.
  • Supervises 3 managers and leads plant leadership team in Health & Safety, HR, Maintenance and Production
  • Continuously improves the reduction of operating costs, using “Six Sigma” methodology where appropriate
  • Develops, recommends, and implements the maintenance improvement plan for the plant, including the preparation and execution of the annual Capital Expenditure budget for this location
  • Responsible for preparing and executing the plant’s annual overhead budget, and “direct product cost” targets
  • Ensures that the Company’s Food Safety strategy is implemented and supported through the adherence of good manufacturing practices, and that audit targets are achieved
  • Ensures that customer service level targets are met through the synchronization of manufacturing processes/activities with all functional areas – from “demand planning” to “customer delivery”
  • Manages the performance of hourly and salaried manufacturing personnel via effective implementation of Human Resources processes and policies, and all “Leadership Edge” initiatives
  • Maintains and builds a productive/positive employee relations environment
  • Sets and meets all Health & Safety audit targets
  • Accountable for all aspects of Quality Assurance and BRC requirements, and for meeting customer product specifications as well as Food Safety criteria
  • Supports Marketing/Sales with regard to new and existing product development initiatives
  • Applies knowledge and ensures compliance (where required) with CFIA, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment, Health and Safety, and other legislative bodies that impact plant performance
  • The successful applicant will have 5-10 years of management experience in a “perishable” food, unionized manufacturing/production environment, in addition to a post-secondary diploma or degree

  • This position requires demonstrated leadership, superior communication and interpersonal skills, initiative, drive strong results orientation and capability within a complex manufacturing environment
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the proven ability to manage multiple priorities and lead the work of others
  • Ability to coach and mentor others both within and outside direct line of accountability
  • The successful candidate must be aligned with Maple Leaf Foods “Leadership Edge” processes and philosophies designed to develop and retain talent for the organization
  • The successful candidate will have a previous “Six Sigma” or “Continuous Improvement” experience, with a proven track record of successfully participating in, and/or leading projects that deliver significant cost savings
  • Excellent skills with Office tools such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible
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