Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Plant Manager

Nova Agri Inc.


As the Plant Manager at Nova Agri you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Vegetable Packing Plant which is a cold chain operation. You will apply your knowledge of the agriculture industry and business operations to manage operating budgets, production reports, inventory, staffing, quality/reliability, customer service, and other key deliverables. You are a true leader who has a drive for results and is skilled at building and leading an effective team, keeping safety as a top priority. You can transition from the office to the plant floor with ease, and communicate effectively with staff at all levels in the organization.

If you thrive in fast-paced environments and have the drive to lead teams across all four seasons, we want to hear from you!

Main Responsibilities

• Ensure all plant operations and business is conducted in a safe, compliant and controlled environment.

• Oversee the management of the day-to-day operations of our packing plant.

• Ensure planned KPI’s of efficiency and performance are met or exceeded.

• Ensure environmental compliance.

• Communicate and liaise among different divisions, managers, sales & marketing and supervisors.

• Develop and implement product costing program and targets.

• Manage and monitor machine efficiencies.

• Ensure staff members are meeting goals on a continual basis.

• Work closely with our food safety team.

• Work with our Marketing Department to set production targets and forecasting.

• Responsible for meeting pack out/quality commitments.

• Work with the maintenance team to ensure optimization of machinery

• Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded, including those of the customer.

• Effectively communicate results and action plans to all employees, manager, and directors.

• Collaborate directly with supervisors and human resources to ensure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.

• Responsible for cost savings measures relating to crewing, standards, and yields.

Desired Qualifications

• 5+ years of leadership experience, including experience with budgeting

• Agricultural experience in food processing facility an asset

• University degree in related field is preferred

• Experience or demonstrated knowledge of industry standards, plant operations, and technological advancements, including Good Manufacturing Practices

• Experience in material planning, supply chain, inventory control, production planning, building and equipment utilization.

• Knowledge of food safety requirements

• Refrigeration knowledge is an asset

• Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations.

• Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedure, and machinery.

• Lean manufacturing experience preferred.

About Us

The Nova Agri Group of companies is a nationally recognized innovative Agri Food business located in the Annapolis Valley specializing in production, value addition, and marketing.  Our business entails production of fruits and vegetables, packing and processing, & marketing to the major retailers in Atlantic Canada as well as exporting to other countries.  We foster a positive work environment and recognize the value of our employees and the importance of workplace safety, product quality, excellence in customer service, and respect for the environment.


Number of Vacancies: 1
Wages: The salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience, qualifications and education. A wide range of benefits are available for this full-time position.
How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to:



  1. Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia AGM

    November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 1:00 pm
  2. Hants County Annual Meeting

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Public Trust Webinar

    November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Ag-Environmental Webinar: Soils

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Nova Scotia Young Farmers AGM

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm


7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063