Vice President of Operations

New Brunswick
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Venor is proud to partner with our client, Champlain Seafood, in their search for a Vice President of Operations. Specializing in North American seafood live trade, distribution and processing, Champlain Seafood focuses on Atlantic lobster and snow crab sourced from the Canadian Maritimes and American Northeast. The company sells its products to customers in the food industry, and enjoys privileged relationships with fishermen, helping it secure reliable and quality products and customer service.

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President of Operations will be responsible for overseeing numerous facilities within the platform of 8 companies and assisting with standardizing processes, change management and continuous improvement initiatives. You will provide leadership and guidance to Plant Directors, ensuring production and quality goals are met while maintaining a safe work environment. As a leader, you will allocate resources effectively to fully utilize assets to produce optimal results, as well as foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that key leadership in each functional area in operations is of the highest standard and develop the organization to ever improving results in quality and compliance.
  • Oversee and synchronize operations and production plans to deliver appropriate finished goods quantities of products as required to fulfill customer order demand.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity, cost savings, metrics and performance targets needed for continued success
  • Identify and address any potential risks that could affect long-term strategic plans

As the successful candidate, you have 10 years of experience in a senior leadership position, ideally in the consumer-packaged goods or seafood industry, combined with a business or engineering degree/diploma. You pride yourself on having strong leadership skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to support the overall success of the company. As a change leader, you have experience standardizing operations to drive company success while focusing on financials and company culture. Experience with change management tools & methodologies (i.e., Lean Manufacturing, LEAN Six Sigma) is an asset. Being bilingual would also be an asset.

The position is located in South-Eastern New-Brunswick.

If you are interested in stepping into an executive role with a dynamic team, please reach out to Erika Hildebrand via erika@venor.ca or Alisha Dsouza via alisha@venor.ca for further information.

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