Job Location: 
Newfoundland & Labrador

President and General Manager

Country Ribbon Inc. is an integrated chicken producer and processor with its main office located in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  It also has production barns and a feed mill located within a short distance of the City of St. John’s.  Country Ribbon Inc., now a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Poultry Incorporated, employs approximately 325 employees and is a proud supplier of fresh and frozen poultry products to the local market and other parts of eastern Canada.

Country Ribbon Inc. is in search of their new President and General Manager. This strategic and operational leadership role will drive transformation to optimize the operational and financial results of this important Newfoundland and Labrador organization thus impacting the provincial economy for many generations to come. As a dynamic change agent, you are excited to jump in, engage the team and take your senior leadership experience in food processing to the next level.  In this high-profile role, you will join an exciting organization leading it to new heights, providing overall strategic management and establishing its direction for the future.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board, your mission will be to assess operations and develop and implement plans for optimizing operational effectiveness and efficiency, while maintaining a health and safety first focus. You will develop a strategic and operational plan for Country Ribbon Inc., building upon the corporate vision, and ensure that the company meets its value proposition to deliver on quality and safety objectives.  Essential elements of the plan will include designing an efficient organizational structure, reviewing and optimizing business and operational processes, determining the appropriate human resources, building strong relationships and a communication strategy with all stakeholders. Furthermore, you will be the face of Country Ribbon Inc. and build strong relationships with key stakeholders while being visible and respected in the community.

As the ideal candidate, you are a dynamic “hands on” senior leader with demonstrated operational experience within a food processing facility.  Experience in an organization of similar scale and complexity within a food manufacturing environment, would be considered a distinct asset. With high energy and the proven ability to achieve desired outcomes, you have a track record of success in working with key stakeholders to implement an effective organizational strategy and best practices. You are able to look ahead and see the opportunities for an organization and promote a shared vision amongst the team using your considerable communication and leadership skills. You are a strong, ethical leader with balanced strategic and tactical decision making skills and project/priority management capabilities, proficient in meeting deadlines and producing tangible results. A natural relationship builder, an engaging people leader and effective communicator, you have the astute ability to work closely and effectively with all stakeholders and inspire confidence.

If you’re interested in playing a key transformational role as the next President and General Manager of Country Ribbon Inc., please contact Beverley Evans, Kevin Stoddart or Erica Armstrong at (902) 421-2009, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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