VP of Operations

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: April 02, 2021
  • Job Order ID: 491864
  • Consultant: Jeff Danis
  • Industry: Manufacturing

From humble beginnings selling out of a booth on Granville Island, our client grew to become a leader in organic and natural food products. Today they are selling to grocery, specialty, and natural food stores across Canada. They are enjoying the fastest growth of any category. They are presently seeking a VP of Operations. Reporting to the President, this position is a member of the Executive Leadership team and had overall responsibility for Production, Warehouse, Distribution, Purchasing, and Technical Services in the company.


Responsible for complete Operations Budget,
Capital proposal and implementation, and establishing operations metrics.
Prepare and administer quarterly performance and annual wage reviews for Warehouse/Production, Supply Chain and Technical Services.
Play a hands-on role in managing all day to day operations working closely with key managers and team members.
Align and execute operational plans to strategic plans
Coach and develop direct reports and consider HR requirements to align with the company’s growth and strategic plan.
Hiring and training as necessary
Proactively build strong, positive relationships with the team Contribute to and collaborate with ELT and ownership on building corporate strategy Prepares and leads daily, weekly and monthly Operations meetings.

Food Manufacturing experience; organics a plus
HACCP background and experience Lean Manufacturing experience
Well - rounded background in;Food manufacturing Supply chain R&D/QA/QC Warehouse/ logistics Management experience
Managing multiple departments at once
Previously worked for a small/medium entrepreneurial company
Previously worked with owners & operators directly
Education – in operations management, supply chain, food safety, lean is a bonus
An executive level compensation plan is offered reflecting the senior level of this opportunity!

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you, please reach out to jeff@macdonaldsearchgroup.com or visit our website at www.macdonaldsearchgroup.com