Plant Manager


Our purpose at The Little Potato Company is “Save the potato. Feed the world, better.”

Because we believe everyone, everywhere deserves to eat good, healthy food. And it all starts with our little Creamer Potatoes – one of the most economical, energy efficient, and highly nutritious food crops available.

We are a dynamic team that embraces diversity and unique differences, holding every employee in the highest regard, while fostering an award-winning workplace where health, safety and fun combine to create an environment where everyone feels like family.

Come join our rapidly expanding company and help us transform the entire potato industry – one little Creamer at a time!

The Plant Manager is responsible for the management of the washing and packaging facility in a safe, cost efficient and timely manner through the allocation of employee, machine and raw material resources. This position will maintain high production standards, operational efficiency (profitability) and safety while meeting production objectives and standards. This position will report to our VP of Operations and Supply Chain and will be based in our Edmonton, AB facility.

  • Assume personal responsibility for a safe and healthy workplace for all employees by actively participating in the leadership of plant safety programs and ensure adherence to all safety policies and procedures that promotes a world-class safety culture. Adhere to safe work practices and all safety policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Inspect, monitor and correct processes and systems to ensure adherence to procedures. i.e. Line speeds, cull levels, labor efficiency and supervisor performance.
  • Schedule and plan regular sanitation duties required to maintain audit compliance standards.
  • Lead and work with maintenance to plan and schedule equipment overhauls, installations or other special projects to minimize downtime and maximize idle hours.
  • Develop and implement financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the plants operating plan.
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting and exceeding plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Provide coaching and development of plant staff to ensure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a manufacturing leadership role, preferably within food manufacturing.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred (in Business, Management, Engineering, Food Science, Industrial Technology or Operations).
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Management would be an asset.
  • Proven leadership skills, team development, problem solving and conflict management.
  • Must be a “hands on person”, 50% of time on the floor.
  • Strong technical and analytical capability, including ability to trouble-shoot processes and equipment.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • USDA experience would be beneficial.
  • Greenfield site experience a plus.
  • Role model behavior in direct and positive communication, addressing issues quickly in a candid, fact-based manner. Inspiring teamwork and collaborative problem solving.

  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to implement change, influence business strategies, and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to develop and lead strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to develop and coach others.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, adversity and change.
  • Demonstrated understanding of technology i.e. complexities of products, machinery and costs.
  • Good analytical and business judgment including demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Good financial analysis and resource allocation skills.
  • Clear standards of personal integrity, business ethics and values.

The Little Potato Company is an innovative, fast-growing company in a unique niche market. Our future looks very bright, and so could yours. Not yet passionate about potatoes? No worries – it’s inspiring around here.

We’ve worked hard to build an award-winning workplace where people feel like a family. If you share our people-centered values, we’d love to talk.


If you’re an innovative manager looking to transform an industry, we want to hear from you. Please submit your information to us at [email protected] no later than February 14, 2020.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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