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Plant Manager

August 17 2019
Industries Food, Catering, Beverage, Tobacco
Categories Trades, Technicians, Construction, Supervision, Surveillance, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist
Fort Erie, ON

Are you a manufacturing professional with drive and determination to grow and advance in your career? Do you thrive on being in the midst of the action? If this is you, Rich Products is a stable family owned company with sales in 110 countries, a workplace with a great culture, and the potential for advancement. We are looking for someone who has the potential and ability to rapidly advance in our food manufacturing organization.

As a leader, innovator and someone willing to help their team get the job done, this position could be right for you. Have you asked yourself, what’s my next career move? Keep reading. This position in Fort Erie, Ontario is in a unionized food manufacturing plant with 275 associates. Fort Erie is a border town with Buffalo New York and offers a rare combination of small-town values and easy access to big city amenities and culture.

We are in search of an experienced Plant Manager who will provide leadership to all departments and support the overall vision and direction of the plant. The successful candidate will direct all managerial personnel to manage their departments and functional areas to meet the Company and plant operational and financial objectives.


The Plant Manager's responsibility is to provide leadership to all departments for overall vision and direction of the plant by way of guidance, direction, encouragement, training and development. Also developing and coaching managers and supervisors to excel to the peak of their performance levels. In addition to directing all managerial personnel to manage their departments and functional areas to meet the manufacturing plant’s operational and financial objectives while supporting the values, mission, vision, and priorities of Rich Products Corporation.

  • Full responsibility for the complete operation of the manufacturing facility.
  • Ensures safe, efficient operation of the plant within the guidelines established by Rich Products and all governmental laws and regulations to include all food safety programs and auditing processes.
  • Monitors production, inventory, safety, human resources, quality assurance, maintenance and sanitation programs.
  • Plans capital projects, long range strategic planning, and succession planning.
  • Promotes Lean Manufacturing concepts and leads the plant with Rich Products vision; is open to, and promotes change to continually improve and enhance the facility and workforce to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Ensures ethical behavior in all aspects of managing the facility and its material and human resources.
  • Responsibility for manufacturing facility’s Capital and operating budgets.
  • Responsible for associate and leadership development, developing team skills, and creating a culture of engagement and continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of TPM (Total Productive Manufacturing) would be a definite asset.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Food Science, Engineering, Science or similar academic disciplines.
  • 5-10 Years Experience at the Plant Management Position and 5-10 years in a supervisory and or management position with progressively more responsible positions.
  • Knowledge of Food Safety, Associate Safety Programs/Systems HAACP, GMPs etc. Sanitation and Plant Maintenance and Continuous Improvement such as Lean Manufacturing would be definite assets.
  • A Master’s in Business Administration is preferred but not required.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and cultural sensitivity required. Foreign Language skills as it relates to the facility’s demographics are a plus.
  • Ability to manage a diverse staff of managerial personnel.
  • Experience with self-directed teams/skill-based pay.

Rich Products provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Rich Products complies with applicable provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Please contact our HR department if you will require assistance with our recruiting process due to a disability.

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