Director of Operations

Our client, O&T Farms, a leader in animal nutrition, has an immediate need for a Director of Operations in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Working in alignment and conjunction with the President, CEO, and Director of Business Development, the Director of Operations will provide senior level strategic direction, planning and coordination for operations, logistics, maintenance and compliance/quality assurance.

The Director of Operations, as part of the senior team, will participate in determining the strategic direction of the company.  This includes strategic and financial analysis, planning and execution of future business expansions, and analysis of new product and market opportunities.  

  • Communicate corporate vision, mission, values and strategic directions to direct reports and throughout the organization
  • Develop KPIs and benchmarking for areas of responsibility
  • Assist in implementation of software program
  • Develop personnel in areas of responsibility to be better managers, supervisors
  • Provide input into budgets, business plans, projects
  • Foster a culture of execution and accountability, set stretch targets and objectively measure progress
  • Ensure that all operations have the technical, human and production resources to execute strategy
  • Collaborate with leaders from sales, marketing, research, nutrition and administration to ensure operations, logistics, compliance and maintenance are working in concert to achieve Company goals

In addition, the Director of operations will be directly accountable for leading the following departments:

Provide leadership and direction to the operations (manufacturing) department. 

  • Ensure a healthy and safe work environment for all employees
  • Ensure compliance is  maintained with federal, provincial and municipal regulations
  • Ensure compliance with HACCP, CFIA and other feed and quality programs
  • Ensure all products meet nutritional guarantee, handling and storage requirements
  • Ensure production is planned and executed to meet budgeted sales in all geographic areas

Provide leadership to further develop the logistics department.  

  • Amalgamation of all rail, truck, van, container, transloading and storage operations into one department
  • Measurement and analysis of revenue, costs, and strategies for achieving efficient operation and  cost to customer
  • Negotiation of best rates and best service in all logistical areas
  • Ensure compliance and service from transloaders is an extension of O&T Farms
  • Ensure a good inventory plan is in place and executed to cover all customer sales

Compliance – Quality Assurance, HACCP, Safety, Organic etc
Continue to develop the framework for Quality Assurance, HACCP, CFIA, Safety, Organic, Non-Gmo and new areas as they develop.

  • Ensure a good working relationship between Operations and Compliance areas.
  • Ensure continuous learning and improvement to products and operations
  • Ensure that all certifications and compliance activities are up to date and new additions are completed in a timely manner

Maintenance & Capital
Development and implementation of strategies to minimize downtime and maximize production.

  • Ensure preventative maintenance plan is adequate and executed.
  • Analysis of external versus internal execution of projects
  • Develop short and long term capital plans.  Integral in planning additional or new capacity.

Please submit your cover letter and resume directly to Matt Erhard at Summit Search Group at matt.erhard(a) or by calling (204) 926-8896.

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Regina, SK



Categories:    Operations    Project Management    Supply Chain    Management    Other    Administrative   

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