General Manager

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General Manager
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DOE – salary + bonus
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Our client is a retail-focused organization with a light manufacturing component. We are looking for a General Manager to join their team. This person will act as a plant manager, overseeing over 100 employees with 5-6 direct reports. He or she will be accountable for operations, production, processes, and teams for a brand-new facility. Continuous improvement is a major focus of the position, as well as leading with the organization’s core values. We are looking for leaders from light manufacturing to join their team.


  • Creates, monitors, and meets production and performance objectives
  • Works with direct reports to understand production and sales data, identifying areas for improvement and creating improved processes
  • Manages production based on sales forecasts, capacity, and available inventory
  • Creates new workflow processes that optimize flow and efficiency
  • Implements quality control measures
  • Oversees warehouse logistics  and administration functions of the facility
  • Works with other managers on the quality of production, creating strong relationships with other facilities/stores within the organization
  • Ensures product supply meets the processing quotas
  • Ensures the company’s health, safety and environmental mandates are fulfilled
  • Ensures equipment is properly inspected, maintained, and used
  • Leads the installation, maintenance, and refurbishment of new and existing equipment
  • Manages supplies to ensure minimal down time
  • Works with other managers to plan for staffing needs, including recruiting, selecting, and training of team members
  • Works with direct reports to ensure processing is maximized while safety is maintained
  • Creates succession planning and provides mentorship and training opportunities


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a general manager, plant manager, production manager, or equivalent of a light manufacturing facility.
  • A solid understanding of equipment and machinery, such as conveyors, robots, forklifts, compactors, balers, compressors, etc.
  • An engineering degree is an asset but not absolutely required.
  • Experience implementing continuous improvement/lean manufacturing processes.
  • A passion for the environment/sustainability is an asset but not required.

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Jessica Miles


Jessica Miles is one of our very successful Senior Recruiters here at Goldbeck. She specializes in recruiting professionals for sales, operations, and senior management in Production & Operations, Mining, Oil, & Gas, Forestry & Agriculture, Industrial Sales, Life Sciences & Biotech. Jessica has successfully filled very difficult searches for demanding clients across Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. Jessica takes great pride in the time and effort she takes to understand her client’s requirements. She then methodically and thoroughly scours all passive and active candidates in the relevant labour markets. Like all of our recruiters at Goldbeck Recruiting, Jessica uses the most up-to-date digital candidate sourcing tools and methodology. This is combined with candidate evaluation techniques using precise matrix systems and thorough face-to-face interviews.

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