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J.R. Simplot Company Production Manager (Portage, MB) in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Production Manager position available at our Portage la Prairie Plant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Portage La Prairie, in Manitoba, offers friendly small-town atmosphere and nearby urban resources.


This position is responsible for directing and coordinating operations personnel and processes to attain plant production requirements at budgeted cost while adhering to all quality and safety measures. The successful candidate will assist with planning and execution of operational budgets, and will manage production and sanitation programs, striving to minimize downtime, and providing a safe working environment, and a safe finished product that meets government and environmental criteria. The focus will be on continued improvement of the plant in areas such as teamwork, employee involvement and process ownership.


Lead and develop a trust-based operations team with a bias for action and a passion for winning.Initiate and/or manage team in supporting and executing NAFG strategic plan.Manage daily/annual production manufacturing processes to ensure plant and division goals are met or exceeded.Achieve financial goals established by NAFG (the food division management team).Initiate and/or manage continuous improvement activities through the development of action plans, problem solving, engineering and/or equipment changes, safety, quality and cost improvements, lean manufacturing, KT project management, SPC improvements, benchmarking, and open innovation with other manufacturers.


Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or universityTen plus years related experience and/or training. Knowledge of manufacturing processes (potato processing techniques is strongly preferred), basic standards cost accounting and quality assurance methodologies is preferred.


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