Production & Packaging Manager
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 03, 2020
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Production & Packaging Manager for Arla Canada
Do you want to play an important role by providing leadership to the Production & Packaging departments, which produce award-winning cheeses, in Arla’s subsidiary in Canada? This Canadian business role presents a unique opportunity to work closely with the Commercial organization, to continue to grow Arla Canada’s quality cheese brands and categories, in a highly competitive and regulated retail landscape.
Your priority as Production & Packaging Manager, working from Toronto, Canada, is to manage production, packaging, and operational warehouse personnel to manufacture products of the highest quality in a cost effective manner. Look forward to joining a dynamic organization where we produce and sell our own domestic production as well as imported Arla and other cheeses to the Canadian market.
Managerial responsibility for a major organisation
Reporting to the Dairy Site Director, you will assume a key role on both the strategic and tactical level. Together with the Dairy Operations Team, you will be responsible for working with peers to create the annual dairy strategy and activity plan, driving the Lean culture in areas of your responsibility, collaborating with the Commercial organization to increase utilization and capacity, managing a budget, ensuring execution of plans within your business scope, and ensuring the priorities of Safety, Quality and Efficiency are met. You will assume leadership for our dairy function consisting of 4 Direct Report Supervisors and some +100 employees.
The scope of your responsibility will cover networking with key government regulatory groups and local dairy associations, system optimisation through Lean tools, CAPEX execution, ensuring growth of our quality and safety systems and culture, milk utilisation, and managing the HR Arla calendar activities.
Track record of 3 years’ leadership and technical background
To qualify, you must have at least 3 year of experience from a job in a food manufacturing and minimum 2 years’ experience leading Supervisors/Team Leaders within a fast-paced food manufacturing, preferably within a specialty cheese dairy company. Your background will include close working relationships to the Quality, Sanitation, and Maintenance departments, and expertise producing safe and healthy products. You have demonstrated strong capacity in your ability to create direction, build and develop strong teams, influence stakeholders in a matrix environment, ensure regular and clear communication, and foster a positive working environment. You enjoy being visible & connecting with staff in the dairy to build an engaging culture. Your solid production knowledge and experience is complemented by a university degree within food science or dairy technology with focus on cheese.
In addition, you are results oriented, have strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and possess integrity and a genuineness in your leadership approach. You are skilled at adapting your communication to different audiences. Lastly, you must be passionate about cheese and be competent in English at an advanced level.
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