The Opportunity

Crapaud, PE

The Chapman Group is happy to support our client, Larkin Farms, in this recruitment.

About Larkin Farms

At Larkin Farms, we farm with integrity because we care, and we know you do too. From our farm to your table, we are committed to the welfare of our birds and producing the highest quality poultry, so you can enjoy healthy, easy, and delicious meals. We embrace farming traditions that make sense and believe that happy meals start with happy turkeys and chickens.

We provide our birds with a cage-free and comfortable environment. We take a hands-on approach to caring for our flock, providing them with fresh bedding, water, and anything else they need. We feed our flock a high-quality vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts, and we never use hormones, medications, or antibiotics.

Innovation and continuous improvement are at the heart of everything we do at Larkin Farms. That's why we also process our own turkeys and chickens, ensuring a minimum-stress environment and the very best practices at every stage of their life.

You can find Larkin Farms' chicken and turkey products on our online shop or at grocery retailers across Prince Edward Island, the Charlottetown Farmers' Market, and our retail shop in Crapaud. You'll also find many local restaurants serving delicious Larkin chicken and turkey dishes.

Working With Us

As a valued member of our dedicated Larkin team, you can expect the following benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Performance-based bonus structure.
  • Comprehensive health and dental program (50/50 employer/employee split).
  • 3-weeks of vacation upon hire.
  • Employee discount.

Join our incredible team and become a key player in our mission to sustainably produce high-quality food for our community while preserving the legacy of our family farm. Apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity!

Job Description

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the company's plant and operations to maximize process efficiency and productivity. This includes developing and implementing plans, policies, and procedures to ensure adequate supply as well as maintaining and reporting accurate inventories. In addition, the Operations Manager will manage human resources, physical assets, processes, safety, and quality within the plant. This position reports to the Owner team.

What you'll do


The Operations Manager will have the main areas of responsibility:

  • Manage turkey and poultry meat processing operations.
  • Coordinate daily production schedules and staffing.
  • Control labor costs and employee performance.
  • Collaborate on future production planning.
  • Oversee HACCP/Food Safety standards.
  • Ensure compliance with quality control and traceability.
  • Develop and execute production plans.
  • Optimize resource use and minimize waste.
  • Control inventory levels and ensure supply.
  • Maintain and manage production equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Manage product development for growth.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Lead and supervise the production team.
  • Handle hiring, training, and performance management.

What you'll need


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field.
  • Proven experience in a farm operations or food production environment, meat or poultry an asset
  • Food Safety certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to foster strong relationships with key business partners.
  • Strong work-ethic and willingness to take a hands-on leadership role.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead by example.
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.
  • A positive 'can-do' attitude.

A little bit about us

The Chapman Group

We are happy to support our client with this recruitment.