Production Supervisor

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Job Description: 

Vegpro International Inc. is a Canadian leader for the innovation of its agricultural production of baby leaves, salad and vegetable, supplying customers in North America all year long under a well-known label, Fresh Attitude. Our pre-washed and ready-to-eat packaged  salads are available in all major grocery chains in Canada with a strong a rapidly growing presence in the US.

We have purchased approximately 700 acres of land in Coldstream and we will build a produce packing plant of 70,000 square foot state. We intend to begin operations in BC starting in the spring/early summer of 2018.  We have several jobs positions to fill and in order to respond to the strong growth  opportunities in the West, the company is seeking for a full time Production Supervisor.  

Under the responsibility of the area manager, the production supervisor supports all production-related activities and manages employees. The incumbent will plan, organize and supervise employees and daily operations according to established standards and procedures. Being a coach in action, his mission will be to inspire progress and success for his employees. He will be at the service of his employees in order to deliver the established production plan and help them achieve the performance objectives by appropriating the standard systems of day-to-day management (S.G.Q.).


Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Plan and prioritize daily operations optimally
  • Participate in daily production meetings and communicate any relevant information to his team
  • Make recommendations to the area manager on the organization of operations, equipment used, work methods, manpower, equipment and machinery
  • Ensure the preparation and commissioning of production lines
  • Ensure effective communication between work teams and other services for any situation
  • Evaluate employees and ensure the development of their skills
  • Administer evaluation and performance improvement plans on a regular basis
  • Create and participate in regular follow-up discussions with employees regarding their performance
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators at the individual level and for the entire team
  • Mobilize all employees and maintain team spirit
  • Provide advice and support to your team
  • Optimize the know-how and the overcoming obstacles present on the path of the professional success of your employees
  • Conduct individual coaching missions
  • Complete the necessary production forms
  • Ensure sound management of company policies and procedures
  • Plan, approve staffing requirements and participate in recruitment
  • Ensure the integration of new employees and coordinate task training
  • Train new employees on safe work practices, GMP and HACCP standards
  • Ensure that employees work safely and respect the established dress code and the wearing of mandatory protective equipment
  • Perform other related duties
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Engineering or a DEC in Operations and Production Management (GOP) or any other training deemed relevant
  • Minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in the agrifood industry and the manufacturing sector
  • Expertise in skills development
  • Knowledge of operational coaching concepts and tools
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • English speaking, knowledge of Spanish is an asset;
  • Ability to work in a cold and humid environment (3°C)
  • Knowledge of food safety standards (HACCP, GFSI)
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety standards
  • Mobilizing leadership
  • Global vision
  • Listening and availability
  • Organization
  • Sense of urgency
  • Excellent judgment
  • Good communicator (oral and written)
  • Effective management of time and priorities and stress tolerance

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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