Production Manager

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Date Posted: 09-20-2018
A Sustainable Protein Company
We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.
 
Production Manager – Winnipeg

Reporting to the Site Leader, the Production Manager will be responsible for a cross-functional team within the Ham Boning department. This role will be accountable for ensuring lines are running effectively and optimally within their area with a trained team in place at all times.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide oversight and decision making to support the Site Leader.
• Accountable for production costs, labour utilization, yields, results of operations and cost improvements in the ham boning department.
• Develops employees through certification training and coaching, providing clear roles and consistent support and feedback for all employees.
• Foster and maintain positive union and employee relations environment by treating all employees with respect, providing timely feedback and grievance resolution.
• Holds employees accountable and drives performance through key metrics that are tied back to the vision.
• Develops and drives a strong safety culture (H&S and Food Safety).
• Continuously seeks ways to improve manufacturing operational results and efficiencies while meeting customer expectations and minimizing waste.
• Develops a cohesive, competent Supervisory group and plans for development and succession planning.
• Supports Marketing/Sales with respect to new and existing product development initiatives and customer inquiries.
• Provide oversight and decision making to support the Site Leader
• Understand and work with state-of-the-art automation (SAP/MES/SCADA/Equipment HMI).
• Optimize and ensure execution of weekly and monthly production schedules.
• Applies knowledge and ensures compliance with CFIA, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment, Health & Safety and other legislative bodies that impact plant performance.
• Shall demonstrate full commitment to the implementation of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety and to processes which facilitate continual improvement of food safety and quality management.
• Audits processes: People System, FSQA, Reliability predictive practices.
• Conduct team meetings to review KPIs, FS/QA, People, Reliability and CI.
 
COMPETENCIES, EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
• Post secondary education, Operations Management or related field preferred.
• Multiple years of management experience in a unionized, manufacturing environment.
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
• Ability to work as a team with all functional areas to support a common goal.
 

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 accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  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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