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Operations Manager
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: January 08, 2021
Job Location:

Richmond, BC
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Job Description

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Operations Manager is accountable for the day-to-day operations of production departments. Performs a wide variety of duties in order to plan, organize and coordinate production departments and oversees several team leaders in supporting a safe and efficient operation to produce wholesome quality products. Responsible for Continuous Improvement initiatives and project internal CI program (CPS – Conagra Performance Systems). Works closely with Maintenance and Supply Chain managers.

Position Responsibilities

  • Execute plant-specific vision and mission to assure continuous improvement and alignment with the corporate vision.
  • Direct and oversee all production supervisors and their roles and responsibilities throughout the day.
  • Drive employee engagement, training, and development to maximize manufacturing, quality, safety, and productivity goal attainment.
  • Assess, improve and facilitate continuous improvement projects to reduce cost, improve quality and efficiency of current processes.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing tools and technology.
  • Lead the Conagra Performance Systems initiatives and workshops.
  • Communicate results and action plans to all employees and managers.
  • Temporarily fill role of Plant Manager if needed.
  • Collaborate directly with production planning and materials management to optimize scheduled attainment and customer service.
  • Communicate directly with Human Resources to ensure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.
  • Collaborate with finance to create and execute a capital budget to ensure that financial allocations and obligations are set, administered, and met.
  • Initiate cost savings measures relating to crewing, standards, and yields.
  • Ensure that all plant operations are conducted in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications, and policies are met or exceeded.
  • Responsible for reporting any food safety issues to supervision.

Relevant Qualifications /Experience/Skills

  • 5 years of manufacturing experience with demonstrated ability to lead all areas of fast paced food manufacturing plant.
  • 3-5 years Management / Supervisory experience.
  • Proven Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing application experience.
  • Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify opportunity areas.
  • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Strong computer application skills, including the utilization of mainframe, network, and PC business application software.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Food Science, Management, Product Operations, or equivalent field of study.
  • Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing training.

Working Conditions

  • 50% production floor; 50% office environment.

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor.

À titre d'employeur souscrivant au principe de l'égalité d'accès a l'emploi, Conagra Brand considère les candidats qui sont qualifiés pour les offres d'emplois sans égard a la race, la couleur, les croyances religieuses, l'origine, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité de genre, la langue parlée, l'âge, le handicap ou tout autre facteur discriminatoire.


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