Production Operations Manager

Required Qualifications

Maizex Seeds is a highly innovative Canadian owned seed company focused on the needs of farmers across Canada. At Maizex Seeds our focus is on providing industry-leading genetics, agronomy, and product support to help our customers maximize the potential on their farms.

A successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join a top tier team in the industry that fully embraces the significance and importance of agricultural producers across Canada.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team as Production Operations Manager. Reporting to the General Manager, the Production Operations Manager will oversee all plant and field production operations for both Maizex production facilities in Blenheim and Tilbury, ON. As Production Operations Manager you will lead a team of highly qualified individuals focused in the areas of field production, seed processing, and supply chain. This position will play a key role in ensuring our customers are receiving the highest level of value from our product offering.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and manage a team of highly qualified individuals to achieve field and plant production objectives across the organization.
  • Manage daily plant operations at Maizex facilities in Tilbury and Blenheim, ON including seed grading, processing, treating, packaging, and inventory management.
  • Coordinate field production planning that supports sales forecasts and supply needs of both corn and soybeans.
  • Support field production team in the execution of field production plans including, planting, detasseling, yield projections, and harvest.
  • Ensure all plant and field production operations are coordinated and executed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Coach and empower employees on your team to build a culture of collaboration to achieve our business objectives.
  • Oversee quality management protocols in all aspects of production and product management to ensure the highest level of product quality is achieved.
  • Lead facility maintenance activities, including the implementation of facility and equipment maintenance schedules and oversight of capital investment projects in accordance with established budgets.
  • Oversee procurement of all raw materials required in both field and plant production processes.
  • Assist in inventory management of both raw and finished goods warehoused at Maizex facilities.
  • Work closely with customer service team to facilitate timely shipment of Maizex products to our distribution across Canada.
  • Accountable for identifying improvement opportunities and implementing action plans within the production team to ensure the highest level of operational efficiency.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proven experience as an organizational leader, with 3+ years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Previous experience in seed production, supply chain management, manufacturing, or a related field.
  • Strong organizational skills including demonstrated ability to effectively organize and prioritize workload and manage a multi-task environment.
  • Strong communication skills (including, telephone, e-mail, and presentation skills).
  • Displays a high level of leadership skills and management ability.
  • Strong computational skills including PC experience with proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite applications and multiple ERP applications (experience with Sage 300 or Microsoft Navision would be an asset).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people with the ability to analyze and solve problems in an empowered, self-directed work environment.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Business Management preferred. Diploma in related field with relevant experience can be substituted.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • 5+ years of experience in production operations or manufacturing, preferably in agriculture.
  • Bilingual: spoken and written, French and English.

 

We offer competitive wages, benefit package and a safe work environment. Maizex Seeds is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices in a workplace that is inclusive.

Location: Blenheim & Tilbury, ON

Position Type: Full Time

Date Posted: Oct 18, 2022

Application Details

Please apply in confidence to Maizex General Manager Blake Ashton at blake.ashton@maizex.com. Please include a cover letter with your resume.