General Manager, food industry

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General Manager, food industry
Salary Range
$130-160k base + stock options and benefits
Benefits included
Executive Search Jobs
Food/Consumer Products
Langley - BC
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Our client is a well-established organization selling and distributing high quality food products to the retail industry, from convenient stores to national grocery chains.

Due to their organic growth, they are adding a General Manager to their team. This individual will be responsible for overseeing all the national daily business activities, from sales to operations, with focus on Western Canada.

He/she will report to the President and will evaluate and improve overall business functions while maintaining and continuing developing growth culture.

The ideal candidate is someone with a strategic mindset and the ability to identify new business opportunities and improve processes and strategies. Previous experience in the food/CPG industry is required.

The position will be based in Langley, BC and will offer great work-life balance and the opportunity to work with a leading Canadian organization!


  • Oversee and improve overall business activities
  • Manage budgets and optimize expenses
  • Strategic planning, goal setting
  • Regular communication around business goals
  • Update policies and processes if/when needed
  • Work with HR in recruitment and training
  • Ensure health & safety regulations are being followed
  • Prepare activity reports to finance and upper management
  • Ensure employees are working productively and professionally
  • Work closely with company and divisional controller to maximize financial returns


  • High school diploma required, business degree an asset
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing for reports and correspondence
  • Computer literacy, including working skills of Excel and e-mail
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive position
  • Retail Food Perishables preferred
  • Strong business management skills, knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
  • A solid background in Sales/Marketing
  • A proven track record in Sales Excellence
  • Strong sales planning, analytics and execution
  • Strong decision-making skills, and analytical ability
  • Organizational and Leadership skills
  • Problem solving aptitude

Recruiter Info


Alessia Pagliaroli

Senior Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.

Alessia takes a consultative approach with all her placements. She feels that, as a recruitment specialist, she is the “eyes and ears of the market” for both the client and candidate. She enjoys bringing value to her clients by being completely transparent, knowing the industry, and providing a competitive point of view.

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