Western Operations Manager

Category: Operations
Location: Vancouver
Posted: Dec. 21, 2018

Western Operations Manager is responsible for the planning, production, maintenance, quality & environment and agricultural activities of Lantic Inc. for all sites in Western Canada (currently the Taber factory and the Vancouver refinery). The incumbent is expected to build a common culture with shared values and a continuous improvement mindset. With relevant internal stakeholders the individual will be expected to achieve corporate safety, service, quality and cost performance goals and to lead initiatives to unlock value through integrated operational planning and in areas such as fulfillment of customer expectations, capital and maintenance spending priorities and organizational design.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the Vancouver and Taber sites as one integrated operation with the objective of leveraging synergies and optimizing operations across all aspects of the business;
  • Build on the existing Health and Safety Environment to align accident prevention activities, the safety culture and site security programs with the corporate value of “zero harm”; where practical and beneficial, coordinate western health and safety initiatives with those of other company sites;  meet or exceed applicable regulatory standards;
  • Facilitate a continuous improvement mindset within the Quality and Environment areas and leverage internal resources to the benefit of western and corporate operations;
  • Work with all stakeholders associated with Beet agricultural activities in Alberta to achieve a commercially balanced and reliable raw material supply chain;
  • Manage the workforce by fostering employee engagement initiatives;


  • Bachelor Degree in Science and Food Technology, Engineering or Operational Management
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience in a unionized environment
  • Proficient in English (spoken and written)



Knowledge Experience


Personal Characteristics

  • Strong sense of accountability, engaging & ability to act as a coach
  • Good communicator, advocate & good political sense
  • Strong sense of adaptability, autonomy & empathy
  • Good critical sense, stress management skills & ability to multi-task

Special Requirements



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