Operations Manager

David Aplin Job Details

Operations Manager

Kelowna, BC

Permanent

Posted Date: 14/06/2022

Job ID: RT704449614

Supply Chain

Are you an experienced Operations professional with a passion for the mountains? If so, we are partnering with a fantastic brewery company who are looking for an Operations Manager in Fernie, BC. *Relocation assistance provided*
 
As the Operations Manager, you will oversee Production Department including leading a high-performing team, production scheduling & forecasting, and ensuring the smooth operation of machinery & equipment. As part of the senior leadership team, this position will also provide valuable contributions to capital expenditure projects and raw materials contract negotiations.
 
Our client requires a skilled leader with experience in food and beverage manufacturing, inventory management, and best-practice quality control & safety standards. This individual must have exceptional communication skills, a proactive approach, and proven capabilities in developing and motivating a team. This is a full-time, permanent management role and is approximately 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.
 
Perks & Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation Package, commensurate with experience
  • Dental, medical & lifestyle benefits
   
Responsibilities:
  • Leading a team on our canning and packaging line in a safe and efficient manner including daily supervision, staff scheduling, training, and professional development
  • Production scheduling and forecasting alongside other department managers
  • Participating in the annual budgeting process and oversight of production-related costs & expenses
  • Establishing KPIs for the Production team
  • Providing input into capital expenditure projects
  • Participating in the negotiation of raw materials contracts with suppliers
  • Development, review, and enforcement of safe operating procedures for the department
  • Coordinating cleaning and maintenance of machinery
  • Troubleshooting any mechanical and quality control issues
  • Coordinating packaging and finished product delivery between Distribution Centre and Brewery
  • Identifying and implementing best practices in our Production area
  • Assisting in the hiring process as needed including participation in interviews and selection processes
  • Ensuring the safe operation of company equipment and vehicles
  • Supporting the team in packaging, delivery, cleaning, and warehouse duties as required
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Science, Engineering, Business, Operations Management, or a related field required
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • 3 + years’ experience with food and beverage packaging equipment, including mechanical troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of counter-pressure fillers and cartoning equipment is preferred
  • Experience leading high-performing teams
  • Inventory management experience required
  • Experience working in the craft brewing industry is an asset
  • Experience working with EKOS preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Six Sigma and HACCP preferred
  • Forklift experience is an asset
  • Ability to maneuver up to 50kgs
 
Job ID: RT704449614
 
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
David Aplin Group, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is an employment agency specializing in finding top talent for exceptional organizations across North America. There are no fees to apply to our jobs or engage with our recruiters to find a new career. Companies hire us to help them grow their teams. Visit our website to learn more: www.aplin.com #LI-DNP#IND-DNP

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