Ingredion is currently hiring an Operations Manager. This position is responsible for the safety, quality, environmental, production, and cost performance of the operations. You will provide leadership and guidance to your team to create a results-oriented, high performance culture that is driven to deliver continuous improvement in all these areas of responsibility. As a key member of the plant leadership team, you will participate in developing the longer-term strategy to drive improvements for the site.
As Operations Manager, your responsibilities will include:
Manage the production team for compliance with all environmental, health and safety standards to safely and reliably meet the production plan.
Ensure all HACCP and food safety requirements are met by department.
Ensure all necessary compliance training requirements are met for production personnel.
Manage and coordinate department to ensure quality and production targets are met for the plant.
Develop, set, track and report out KPI’s to meet production plan requirements.
Manage department to eliminate all non-compliances with food safety procedures and adherence to plant GMP policies.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement to streamline operations to increase output, reduce waste, and lower costs.
Lead corrective action teams for continuous improvement initiatives
Coordinate the daily functions of the warehouse to ensure proper workflow for incoming and outgoing products and that adequate staffing is available.
Monitor minimum inventories to ensure customer orders are delivered on time and in full as per service agreements
Develop budget and manage spend for production area to meet targets.
Ensure departmental operating procedures are kept current in accordance with plant requirements.
Represent Ingredion to 3rd party agencies and customer auditors.
Use Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Equipment Analysis, and 3P tools to prevent future or recurring failures, and injuries or incidents.
Participate in the site joint health and safety committee
Liaise with Process Technology to coordinate product scale ups and technology transfer.
Support and set strategy, KPIs, and deliverables for continuous improvement toward 100% first pass quality.
Perform any other duties as required.
The Operations Manager position is well-suited for you if you have:
Generate a committed, efficient and team-oriented attitude/philosophy and performance within the area of operations
Identify and leverage opportunities to streamline the workforce to drive synergies, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency.
Drive the Supervisory Development Program to enhance the capability and provide ongoing personal development for the salaried staff.
Lead Performance Management activities across all operational units to ensure consistency of evaluation.
Identify high performers and recommend ongoing development opportunities for those people.
Ensure that the site is properly staffed, without excess headcount while monitoring and controlling overtime.
Qualified candidates will have:
A 4 year degree preferred, or equivalent in education and experience.
Pulse protein experience preferred
5+ years food manufacturing or industrial experience preferred
5+ years in a leadership role within a manufacturing facility preferred.
Strong leadership traits, with demonstrated success.
Capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks.
Knowledge of Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Knowledge of HACCP, ISO and FSSC 22000 an asset.
Assertive, creative, energetic, and positive thinker.
PC literate. Working knowledge of Office 365 as well as SAP an asset.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.