Production Manager, Dairy Processing (NOC 0911)



Production Manager, Dairy Processing (NOC 0911)


Kingston, ON 

Employment Type:

Full Time


$100,000.00 per year

Job Description:

Salary:  $100,000 - $115,000 per year
Benefits: Extended health and dental insurance package
Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Position Summary
Reporting to the General Manager, the Production Manager directs and controls the plant’s production and packaging operations. During the commissioning of the new facility, the Production Manager will interact frequently with the equipment installation team as well as head office in Beijing. Advance communication skills in both English and Mandarin are required for the role.

The Manager is the Subject Matter Expert in all areas related to the production processes and associated equipment. They work cooperatively with Engineering, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Human Resources and EHS to accomplish the goals and objectives of the company. They will work closely with the Management team to ensure the successful launch of new product within the established timelines.

The Production Manager is dedicated to producing the highest quality product and creates an environment where employees take pride in their work. They emphasize food quality, safety and security, complying with all government legislation and the expectations of Canada Royal Milk’s customers.

An experienced leader, the Manager will be responsible for hiring and building an effective production team. With support and coordination from HR, the Manager will oversee the training and development of all plant production personnel, including coaching and mentoring.

Working Conditions
The standard office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Most of the work occurs during regular week day office hours.  However, as an international company with frequent interaction with head office, hours of work involved may vary to accommodate differences in time zones.   Flexible hours are required and may include evening and week-end hours.

During the commissioning phase, the incumbent is required to work closely with the equipment installation and other trades on the construction site.  This involves exposure to inclement weather, hazards associated with a construction site and frequent standing, walking and bending.  Health and safety training are required, and Personal Protective Equipment is provided.

  1. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or the operations or production department of a manufacturing establishment
  2. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate plant production while continually striving for improvements to increase efficiency
  3. Develop and implement plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets
  4. Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget
  5. Hire, supervise and train or oversee training of employees in the use of new equipment or production techniques
  6. Participate in the oversight and inspection of manufacturing equipment installation and testing, ensuring safety and compliance at every stage
  7. Assist in the review and approval of contractor plans, including goals and objectives, work breakdown structure, detailed scope descriptions, detailed schedules, risk management approach, milestone descriptions, budgets and staffing requirements
  8. Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget
  9. Develop production schedules and maintain an inventory of raw materials and finished products
  10. Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  11. Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  12. Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  13. Include staff in planning decision-making facilitating and process improvement.
  14. Makes oneself available to staff provides regular performance feedback develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth
  15. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements
Education: Bachelor’s degree or above in a related field of study

Experience: 7-10 years progressively responsible experience in dairy product manufacturing and a minimum of seven (7) years supervisory experience in manufacturing.

Strong preference for candidates with experience manufacturing powdered milk products or powdered infant formula.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Superb interpersonal skills, a professional, collaborative attitude and sound judgment
  • In depth understanding of production planning process
  • Understanding of Infant Nutrition and manufacture of Infant Formula
  • Knowledge of applicable Canadian and Chinese legislation
  • Mastery of Good Manufacturing Practices including quality and food safety management systems, resource management, planning and production process, food defense, and measurements, analysis, improvements.
  • Teamwork; member of multidisciplinary task forces
  • Knowledge of micro-computing and data management: Industrial control software; Data base user interface and query software; Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Understanding of equipment operations with troubleshooting ability to assist maintenance, engineering and other technicians

Other Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Experience with implementing an ERP system an asset
  • Experience manufacturing infant formula powder an asset
Company Info
Canada Royal Milk
Kingston, Canada

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