Operations Manager

Category: Operations
Location: Taber
Posted: Jan. 17, 2019

Reporting to the Western Operations Manager, the Operations Manager will support and direct the operations and maintenance management teams, ensuring that budgets are met, with a focus on accountability, reliability, efficiency and waste reduction.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective and efficient overall management of the Taber factory through direct oversight of and responsibility for Safety, Process, Maintenance, Warehouse & Packaging, Powerhouse, and the Waste Water Treatment Plant activities;
  • Work collaboratively with other departments of the Company including Agriculture, Engineering, Sales, Human Resources, Finance and Purchasing;
  • Ensure relevant workplace committees and forums are established, maintained and properly managed in accordance with regulatory requirements and in support of Company commitments and undertakings;
  • Participate in regular Labour-Management meetings and union negotiations;
  • Oversee the preparation of an annual budget for the facility, as well as monitoring performance on a monthly basis. The incumbent pursues low cost status and maintains strict oversight of operating cost parameters;
  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and operating practices at all stages of operations endeavours to preserve product integrity and safeguard the Company’s brands and reputation;
  • Place great importance on communications initiatives that are supportive of Company goals and objectives and that ensure effective two-way communication.



  • Ten (10) to twelve (12) years of experience in a similar position;


Preference will be given to a candidate with a Bachelor Degree in Science and Food Technology, Engineering, Operational Management or equivalent.

Knowledge Experience

  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement programs will be highly regarded;
  • Experience in a unionized environment considered an asset

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates leadership in living and promoting Lantic’s Mission and Values
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • High level of integrity and ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to act as a coach and mentor
  • Good communicator 
  • Adaptability
  • Autonomy, empathy
  • Good critical sense
  • Good stress management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good political sense
  • Change agent


Special Requirements



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