ASR Group/Domino Sugar Mgr, Operations Belleville in Belleville, Ontario

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal and Italy. ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize. The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.


The Operations Manager is responsible to assist in the co-ordination of departmental activities, goals and objectives in accordance with company policies and procedures. With high visibility to this position, the successful candidate must be enthusiastic, tenacious, and able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.


  • Develop and maintain Operating procedures.

  • Oversee, manage and prioritize production priorities.

  • Responsible to ensure all operating and safety policies are adhered to by all hourly employees.

  • Commitment to produce safe food and safe food handling by ensuring employees adhere to supporting policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining and editing employee’s hours in the Kronos payroll system.

  • Working with the Maintenance Supervisor to prioritize work.

  • Be available within reason for shift work, overtime, and emergency call-ins.

  • Perform Fire Prevention duties as a member of the Fire Brigade in accordance with the “Fire Safety-Emergency Evacuation Plan”.

  • Maintain good moral, discipline and work ethic.

  • Report to the Human Resources Department as well as to the Manufacturing Manager any priority conflicts, work in progress issues or plant rules and safety infractions.


  • Professional Experience – 2 to 5 years total professional experience in a manufacturing environment in progressively responsible roles.

  • Operations/Engineering/Manufacturing Experience – Minimum 5 years’ experience and successful track record in roles such as Operations/Maintenance Management, Quality Management or Manufacturing Engineering.

  • Food or Similar Industry Experience – Experience in food, beverage, pharmaceutical or CPG industry in a high-volume manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Quality – Must have had experience in an industry where high-quality standards are present (e.g., SQF in Food Industry or ISO in non-food industry).

  • Change Management – Demonstrated history of successful change implementation and implementing of operational excellence improvements.

  • Project Management – Formal training and/or work experience in managing mid-to-large scale projects.

  • Unionized Workforce – Experience with unionized workforce strongly preferred but not required.

  • Computer Proficiency - Proficiency in MS Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint as well as Project Software.


The candidate who will be a strong motivational/ cultural fit should demonstrate a high degree of the following leadership traits:

  • Accountability – Choosing to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results

  • Adaptability – Ability to read and adapt to their environment and flex their style and approach based on the context. Bring change in a steady, managed way vs. a forced manner.

  • Analytical Skills – Sharp and analytical problem-solving skills; Ability to break down issues/ problems methodically and develop sustainable solutions.

  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills – Ability to be a comfortable and open communicator including proactively sharing information, bringing issues/ concerns to the table early and collaboratively working through solutions. Candidate will also demonstrate level of comfort in dealing with individuals across the organizational hierarchy.

  • Curiosity – Ability to uncover hidden opportunities by asking insightful questions and challenging the status quo.

  • Teamwork/Collaboration – Ability to partner with and influence colleagues and teams in a collaborative fashion to deliver work output.


  • College/University Diploma/Degree in a relevant discipline or extensive plant manufacturing experience (min. 3 years)

  • Computer knowledge in Word, Excel, Access and Internet communications.


  • Verbal and written proficiency in English


  • The Operations Manager will oversee all production supervisors in the plant.


The Operations Manager will primarily interface with Operations team members at site locations. This will include, but is not limited to, Plant Managers, Leadership Team members, Engineers, Front-Line Supervisors and hourly associates. Secondarily, the Operations Manager will interface with the Leadership Team for the Operations organization.


The position will require 5-10% travel; primarily domestic and occasionally international.


The ideal candidate could come from a variety of employers within the broader food manufacturing industry. The individual could come from other similar industries. There is no company from which the individual should be targeted.


  • Competitive salary depending on experience

  • Full Benefits Package including medical, dental, life insurance and other benefits

For more than 100 years, our employees have taken pride in “Making Life a Little Sweeter” by providing our customers and consumers with quality service and sugar products. Our commitment to that principle drives us in all that we do and encourages us to uphold our company’s high ethical standards of business conduct to ensure our continued success.