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DEPARTMENT MANAGER PRODUCTION

LONDON, ON, CA, N6A 4Z2

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.

 

The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

 

Under the general direction of the Operations Manager or equivalent, provides strategic leadership for a function within a high performance plant/facility. Has overall accountability for the performance of the function and the impact on the larger operating unit. Leads team managers and/or staff to achieve exceptional business results through the development of people and continuous improvement of manufacturing and supply chain processes. Ensures  that strategies across functions are aligned to create common objectives for all departments and achieve plant/facility goals. Manage and develop direct reports. Requires comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles within their own functional area and also requires basic knowledge of these elements in other relevant functional areas in order to participate in the resolution of issues that have an impact beyond the area or impact multiple areas.  Responsibilities of this position include providing leadership/direction for the Departments under the general supervision of the Operations Manager. Establishes critical operational OGSM’s (objectives, goals, strategies and measures), plans for continuous improvement and creates new and innovative strategies necessary to consistently meet our customer’s expectations. Co-leads AM pillar and supports/coaches AM activities for department as per AM Masterplan

 
Key Responsibilities: 
 
  • Responsible to monitor and meet all key performance indicators for developing action plans to meet targets and provide necessary support and direction to operations areas to ensure quality, reliability, safety, sanitation, and fit for use objectives are met.
  • Plan for technological, preventive maintenance and engineering improvements for operations and provide for principle based operations, improvements for cost per unit, accuracy of records and operational efficiencies.
  • Assures compliance with organizational policies and procedures, and national, regional and local regulations. Actively pursues sustainability processes. Assures a safe working environment ensuring that all employees understand their role and commitment to the safe operation of the plant
  • Ensures adherence to McCormick High Performance System models by providing appropriate coaching and development for 4 - 6 direct reports. Create and maintain a positive employee relations environment, ensuring utilization of a participative approach.
  • Co-leads AM pillar and acts as a coach/support for AM activities for department
  • Will develop and manage departmental budget. Will measure and report performance for each business unit.
  • Works collaboratively with support departments i.e., Scheduling, Quality, Engineering/Maintenance, Materials Management, Human Relations to assure that all key processes, projects, and programs are completed successfully.

 

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • BA in Bachelor of Arts/Science degree required.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years functional/leadership experience
  • Demonstrated significant and relevant skills and results in functional area, including experience in a manufacturing or similar environment, knowledge and experience with plant operations and packaging equipment
  • Strong leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people
  • This job has full management responsibility for the team, including management of people, defining roles and responsibilities, planning for the department’s future needs and operations, counselling employees on performance and contributing to employee pay decisions/changes

 

 

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Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.