Our client is seeking an Operations Manager to join their Branch in Hensall, ON. The successful candidate will focus solely on the operations of a supplier of value-added agricultural products.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Responsibility for all operations including grain handling and bean processing operations at within the branch (quality, scheduling, inventory, shrink, processing KPI’s, man power, PMI and R&M)
 Maintain facility in “audit ready” status to ensure compliance with safety program and food safety certifications
 Develop and maintain strong relationships with both current and new customers
 Provide a high level of customer service and support in accordance with stated commitment levels; collaborate with peers to ensure best business practices across all areas of the business
 Responsible for Branch P&L inclusive of gross profit and expenses
 Maintain a healthy and productive working environment; recruit, coach and develop an empowered workforce
 Manage the Operations Supervisor; develop and implement new ideas in operations
 Oversee and provide input into maintenance budgets, capital projects, maintenance programs; prepare and evaluate rates of return on proposed new projects
 Identify and implement continuous improvement of processes and policies in support of organizational goals
 Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of all communication processes within the Branch. Work with head office and the department managers on a daily basis to ensure understanding and options for each area
 Prepare, review and control operational budgets and develop effective strategies for the financial well-being of the branch and the Company
 Create and execute a comprehensive annual plan in conjunction with the area managers
 This position is a hands on position and will require you to understand and be able to perform all duties from receiving grain, processing beans and grading.

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 Travel – Job will require travel within Ontario (5-10%)
 Overtime will be required during planting season, harvest, travel time to meetings and seminars, conferences and when deadline for projects have to be met.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 Minimum 10 years’ experience in an agricultural service business environment. Agricultural experience or specialized knowledge of grain and crop input products and grain handling considered an asset
 Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management
 Minimum 7 years of supervisory experience; demonstrated Ability to effectively lead a team of diverse employees
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with determination and drive to succeed
 Solid problem solving, decision-making, time management and organizational skills; adaptable to changing priorities
 Strong negotiation skills and ability to achieve conflict resolution with both internal and external customers

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please submit your resume to kasia@canadianexecutivesearch.com

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