Plant Manager

Vacancy number • PUB406554


We are currently hiring a Plant Manager for our client based in Etobicoke, for our client, a leading company in the meat industry. The Plant Manager will play a crucial role in overseeing the daily operations of the plant, warehouse and ensuring safety and efficiency in all activities. The Plant Manager will be responsible for managing operating costs within the annual budget forecast and overseeing the maintenance and production of the facility.

About this role


  • Plan, organize, and execute processing and production operations to maintain optimal inventory levels, meet customer demands, and ensure product availability for all regions served.
  • Develop and manage the annual operations plan and expense budget. Monitor production costs, yield, and variances. Identify process improvements and equipment upgrades to enhance profitability.
  • Collaborate with the Procurement team to ensure timely supply deliveries. Monitor raw material and finished product stocks, optimizing inventory levels.
  • Coordinate orders to meet customer requirements.
  • Lead and mentor processing plant employees, ensuring adherence to HR policies, safety training, and performance standards.
  • Oversee equipment maintenance, working closely with the maintenance team to enhance equipment reliability and minimize downtime.
  • Champion a safety-first approach across all operations, ensuring compliance with health and safety policies and legislative requirements. Implement disaster recovery plans.
  • Support food safety programs, certifications, and quality standards. Collaborate with the Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance to ensure adherence.
  • Maintain regular contact with procurement, sales, marketing, and regulatory personnel.
  • Address quality testing results and customer feedback promptly.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, using data-driven decisions and Lean/Six Sigma methodologies to enhance operations.



  • 10+ years' experience as a Plant Manager or equivalent in food processing or manufacturing, ideally in the meat industry.
  • Proficiency in root cause analysis and problem-solving.
  • Commitment to safety, food safety, and continuous improvement.
  • Continuous Improvement Certification (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma Green/Black Belt, PMP).


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