Position Id
Southwest ON
Number of Openings
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
(AS) Agronomy / Seed
As per employment standards

RSP match, benefits

Health Coverage
Date Posted

Senior Production Manager


Grasslands Recruitment Specialists is recruiting a full-time, on-site office-based experienced Senior Production Manager- Animal Health. This position will be based in rural SW Ontario and will work for a Canadian market-leading manufacturer of animal health medicants and other animal health care products. Our client is Health Canada licensed, FDA approved, and HACCP certified, and occupies a dominant position in their market.

In this full-time, permanent Senior Production Manager role, you will work closely to manage all aspects of production in the company, including maintenance, health and safety, and overall production of goods. You will be an integral part of an established and highly effective team- including the Production Director, Production Manager, Production Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisor and Materials Manager- that supports each other to ensure each member and the team together meets objectives and goals. In the near term, you will work closely with the Production Director during a transition period prior to their leave, to learn and master the position responsibilities, and with the Production Manager and Supervisors to understand the manufacturing processes at their various sites.

Do you have a background in production management from the feed milling, flour milling, food processing, pharmaceutical, cannabis or other similar sectors? Do you have a demonstrated track record of successful personnel and team management in a production setting? Would like to work for a national-scope, market leading, growing company that offers their customers more than the broadest product range? Are you ready to take your production management career to the next level? If so, please read on!

This key management position earns a competitive salary of $100,000/year DOE. This company also offers a comprehensive benefit plan including RSP match, health benefits, and more. If this sounds like the right senior production management opportunity for you, apply today!


We are a recruiting company that has been connecting Canadian agriculture since 1996. With well over 80 years of combined experience in the industry, we provide specialized recruiting services for our clients. Our focus is to find the best candidate for our client employers and the perfect opportunity for career seekers. As a search firm, we have dedicated our resources to being an integral part of the continued growth and diversity of the Canadian agricultural economy. Our team is strategically placed throughout the Canadian labor market- understanding the needs of national and international agribusiness employers. We take the time to understand individuals’ career aspirations, and then work to match them with our clients’ opportunities. We are not algorithms; we are people helping people!


The animal health company we are partnered with is Canadian-owned and operated, nationally recognized, and is a leader in medicated feed additives for the production livestock, aquaculture, and companion animal sectors. For over 3 decades, they have supplied feed mills, veterinarians, and producers with the quality products they require to improve and maintain animal health. They offer their customers more than the broadest product range in the industry- they provide the total solution of current information, exceptional service, and quality products. Every day they challenge themselves to improve their products while acting ethically with their customers, vendors, and staff. The safety of animals, workers and, ultimately, consumers depends on how well they do their job. They maintain a continual focus on quality, safety, effectiveness, and traceability.

Dedicated to their employees' professional growth, they provide abundant mentorship and coaching. They impart a strong culture of collaboration and interdependent support among their staff. They value and appreciate their team, and that's why they offer excellent benefits, flexibility, and a great work environment. The company has developed a reputation for knowledgeable staff and quality products, which has resulted in trusted, long-term relationships with customers. In turn, they consider themselves partners in the success of their customers’ businesses.

The company has enjoyed consistent growth and is well positioned to continue as a major supplier to the animal health sector in Canada and the US.


As Senior Production Manager- Animal Health, you will work closely with the Production Director during a transition period prior to their leave. Going forward, you will report to the CEO of the company. In this varied role, you will have responsibility to oversee and manage multiple departments, including sanitation, manufacturing, maintenance, material management and health & safety, working closely with and managing the other members of the management team responsible for their areas of concern. You will manage warehousing, shipping, and receiving operations. Working with the production planning team, you will ensure that the production schedule meets requirements based on sales, inventory and forecast, and will ensure that sufficient production staff is available- hiring when needed. Appropriate staff training coupled with ensuring the safety of employees and equipment, is a key deliverable. With constant attention to quality, you will ensure operations are performed in compliance with GMP, HACCP and existing SOPs, updating and preparing new SOPs and master batch records as required, and ensuring deviations are documented and reported where necessary. Further, you will manage the maintenance of buildings and equipment, including preventative maintenance and outside contractors, investigating new equipment and upgrades to ensure production capacity is aligned with demand.


Ideal Senior Production Manager candidates will offer:

  • 10 years of experience managing a successful team in a similar production and operations setting
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and experience working within an environment governed by GMP, HACCP and SOP protocols
  • A strong performance orientation, and ability to motivate and coach others to achieve their own full potential
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Sc. is strongly preferred as a minimum designation
  • Ability to support a team to understand and implement a customer-oriented, quality-driven approach that upholds high standards and achieves a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Preference to live and work in a rural setting


We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this senior production management position, please click on 'APPLY' and follow the easy self-serve application process or email your resume to mike@grasslandsgroup.com Questions be addressed in confidence to Mike Bachner at 1-866-519-2793. Individuals who hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Canadian Residency need only apply. As per Grasslands Group of Companies Privacy Policy, your personal information will be kept in complete confidence.