VP of Operations – Food Industry

Location: ON - Toronto
Job Type: Permanent

Position:  VP of Operations

Position Summary

Our Client is seeking an experienced VP of Operations that can plan, direct, implement processes and control operations in a multi-plant organizational structure. This includes accountability for production, packaging, maintenance, warehousing, functions and supporting food safety and product quality programs within the food manufacturing facilities.

Remuneration – Competitive compensation package tailored to the successful candidate.


  • Define and implement operations strategy, structure, and processes.
  • Maintain and improve Food Safety standards at manufacturing facilities
  • Define and implement operations strategy, structure, and processes
  • Overall accountability for daily production goals/results at each of the manufacturing facilities.
  • Floor level engagement to drive production goals, optimize performance, and engage employees in continuous improvement activities
  • Monitor performance to proactively identify efficiency issues and propose solution
  • Implement programs that streamline processes, optimize costs, and renovate systems in a highly changing environment.
  • Being a change agent leader, driving the cultural transformation necessary to achieving world class performance within the organization
  • Look for ways to drive productivity and process improvements at each facility.
  • Manage the quarterly and annual budgeting process and P&L responsibilities
  • Support key leaders and team members within each facility, with a goal increasing engagement, retention, and career development.
  • Ability to set overall strategy and drive process improvement
  • Strong business acumen with a broad understanding of fundamental business principles


  • Previous experience managing people across multiple facilities
  • 10+ years experience in operations role in food manufacturing.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills with an impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to set overall strategy and drive process improvement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and build a consensus in a high-pressure environment

By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit, along with the required degrees, licenses or certificates listed in the job description.

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