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Senior Director - Canadian Operations

  • full-time
  • Production

Summary of the Function

Reporting to the Vice-President, Manufacturing Operations, the Senior Director, Canadian Operations is mandated to ensure the development and competitiveness of manufacturing operations in terms of cost, production, safety, quality standards and work environment offered. He actively participates in the strategic planning of the company and is a change agent within it. He is responsible for setting up and maintaining, with the highest possible levels of rigor, world-class production processes, methods and processes and management methods. He collaborates with the other departments of the company to ensure the optimal integration of their services to manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities Strategic

  • Participate in the development of the organization's global strategies by integrating the operational reality;
  • Identify, develop and direct the implementation of improvement processes aimed at increasing the efficiency of manufacturing operations;
  • Remain on the lookout for best practices in the market and measure the monitoring of operational performance against available market indicators;
  • Develop, plan, execute and control the actions necessary to achieve the objectives under his responsibility;
  • Participate as a member of the Management Committee.


  • Ensure the implementation and follow-up of the health and safety plan and compliance with the rules;
  • Structure the operations of his sector to ensure the efficiency and performance of the resources invested;
  • Plan, direct and support operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of managers;
  • Lead, advise and support teams dedicated to major investment and improvement projects;
  • Identify best practices in continuous improvement throughout the organization and ensure their implementation;
  • Collaborate on the development, implementation, monitoring and compliance of standardized operating, sanitary procedures and Key Performance Indicators;
  • Optimize the efficiency, productivity and performance of the equipment to achieve the objectives;
  • Follow the work of his team to ensure rigorous compliance with the expected safety, operating and quality standards;
  • Participate in quality audits

 Human, Material and Financial Resources Management


Skills and Aptitudes

  • Bachelors engineering (industrial, mechanical or electrical) or management of production operations or any other combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • At least five (5) years in a senior director role;
  • Demonstrated experience in multisite management;
  • Significant experience in the manufacturing industry, preferably in the agri-food sector or other high-volume, high-speed production sector;
  • Have a recognized certification (e.g. Black-belt or other) or equivalent experience in knowledge, implementation, management and application of the principles of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrate leadership by engaging people, showing courage in their decisions and inspiring confidence;
  • Superior analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Organizational, planning and priority management capacity;
  • Ability for interpersonal relationships, communication, persuasion and negotiation skills;
  • Results oriented at all times;
  • Problem solving skills and, rapid and informed decision-making;
  • Ability to lead several projects at once and supervise work teams;
  • Bilingualism (two official languages: French and English);
  • Monthly trip to Canadian plants representing 20% ​​of the time.


Our Saint‑Augustin‑de‑Desmaures site is home to our head office and two of our plants, making it an exciting location with plenty of career opportunities. Our plants and offices are equipped with the latest technology and include a peanut‑free facility and a gluten‑free production environment. Located on the outskirts of Quebec City, our Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures site is perfect for employees looking to avoid city traffic.

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