Northern Operations Manager

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Looking for an exciting new opportunity to jump start your career with BC Tree Fruits? We are seeking a motivated and hands-on Northern Operations Manager to join our team!

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) is owned by over 500+ fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, has approximately 500 employees, both union and non-union, and operates multiple packing and storage facilities.

The Operations Manager will be responsible to drive continuous improvement and optimisation of all processes. They will oversee all daily operations of the Kelowna and Winfield Production Facilities, plus satellite Receiving and Storage sites, and ensure policies and procedures are being followed. The successful candidate will have the key skills to develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.

The successful candidate will have the following key accountabilities:
Oversee the operations of all northern facilities in conjunction with Senior Operations staff, Production and Shipping Supervisors
Organize, direct and coordinate optimum day-to-day operations in fruit production and packing
Optimize production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimising unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
Allocate resources effectively and fully utilise assets to produce optimal results
Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
Build a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
Collect and analyse data to find places of waste or overtime
Commit to, and be a key contributor to plant safety initiatives and procedures
Utilize developed systems and processes that track and optimise productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements
Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts

The successful candidate will have the following key attributes:
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and access
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
High comfort level working in a diverse environment
Strong organization skills
Demonstrated leadership ability
Excellent problem solving ability
Valid Driver’s license and willingness to travel between different locations
5+ years management experience
Fruit Industry knowledge is an asset
Bachelor’s degree in operations management or related field
Criminal record check is required

For more information on the position and how to apply, please follow the link: https://bit.ly/2OWezHC

BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted. Visit www.bctreefruits.com for more information on the cooperative and future employment opportunities.

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Location:Kelowna, British Columbia
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Post Date:Aug 15, 2019
Exp. Date:Sep 14, 2019
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:3953254
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