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Regional Operations Manager

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Job Title: Regional Operations Manager
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Prairies Canada, Canada
Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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The Regional Operations Manager will be responsible for all aspects of plant operations and receiving stations for a market segment.  The scope of operations includes human safety, engineering, food safety, quality assurance, inventory management and control, project management, maintenance, budgeting & forecasting and talent development.  The regional manager assists with the development of business segment strategy and leads the execution of that strategy across the operations platform.  They are responsible for driving plant efficiencies, managing costs and creating a culture of safety and continuous improvement throughout the entire production system.  This scope of work will be accomplished via the direct supervision of plant managers and the development and implementation of policies, procedures, key performance indicators and best management practices at all production facilities and receiving stations.  The regional operations manager must develop strong and productive relationships with other team members and critical support functions (Human Resources, Finance/Accounting/Control, Information Technology, Legal, Brand Marketing, Human Safety, Food Safety and Quality) across the company.


The person in this role can be located in Saskatoon, SK or Regina, SK.


Job Responsibilities

Strategy and Growth:

  • Lead by example living out Scoular’s Mission, Vision and Values in every interaction with employees.

  • Constantly monitor industry trends in automation, packaging, robotics, quality, etc. to ensure a market leading position for the market segment.

Lead Operational Excellence:

  • Work with facility teams to develop and implement inventory management and control procedures and best practices with a focus on quality, customer satisfaction and minimizing shrink/loss. Evaluate actual inventory management performance to forecast/target/plan/history.

  • Continuously be engaged with and lead the production teams to improve operational efficiencies, handling/inventory efficiencies, increase throughput and lower production costs while maintaining quality.

  • Develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the entire scope of plant operations. Incorporate KPIs into the performance management plans of employees, at all levels of the operation, to create accountability and foster a continuous improvement mindset.  Evaluate production performance, including safety, cost, volume, quality, and other critical factors, against forecast/target/plan/history.

  • Lead the development of plant budgets and capital expenditure forecasts based on business segment strategy and evaluate performance against budget/forecast/plan/history.

Organizational Leadership and Effectiveness:

  • Work closely with the Director of Safety to foster a safety culture at all the facilities and across the edible bean management team.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead facility managers in creating a culture of safety and continuous improvement by building engaged and empowered production teams. Production teams should be active and creative problem solvers that continuously seek the best option or solution for the business.

  • Work closely with the team to build a seamless food safety and quality paradigm that meets, or exceeds, customer expectations and maintains, or enhances, our competitive position in the market.

In performing their responsibilities, employees are expected to perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers, work effectively as a team contributor and independently while understanding the necessity for communication with other employees and throughout Scoular.


  • 4-year college degree in construction/agriculture/project management related area of study.

  • 3 years prior supervisory experience

  • 5+ years experience and knowledge of processing operations and product flow

  • Advanced knowledge of IP and blend and mix process

  • Strong customer service orientation and community relations experience

  • Detail oriented while working in a fast paced environment

  • Strong communication skills

  • Post hire physical and drug and alcohol testing


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Job Post Date: 09/28/21
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