Job details General Manager

Posting Period

From October 28, 2021
to November 30, 2021

Country or region



Valleyfield, Québec

Business Unit

Corporate Group



Entry date

To be determined

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

6 to 9 years

Minimal education level required

Master's Degree


Based on experience

General Manager

Main Functions

Description of the work environment:

Macco Organiques Inc. is a manufacturing company operating in the food and pharmaceutical industries servicing customers around the world. Focusing on the increased growth of the pharmaceutical sector, Macco Organiques is looking for a candidate to become its new General Manager at the head of a dedicated and dynamic team. Through his/her ability to influence them, he will have to optimize the company’s performance. while keeping the objectives in mind when defining the overall strategy.

Description of the position:

We are looking for a future General Manager for our Salaberry-de-Valleyfield company. This person will have the opportunity to be accompanied by the President & General Manager for a year or so to integrate. The ideal candidate, oriented towards results and the success of his teams, will have to travel internationally quarterly to meet potential clients and existing clients. With an ability to adapt and a sense of initiative, the ideal candidate will be comfortable in a dynamic and evolving work environment. 


  • Develop and authorize corporate policy: organizational objectives, business development, production development, financial, and human resources development as well as quality and safety policy.
  • Understand manufacturing costing and lead the sales team setting pricing strategy.
  • Leads or coordinates the financial or budgetary activities of the organization to fund operations by department, maximize investments or increase efficiency.
  • Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
  • Analyze operations to assess the performance of the company or its staff in achieving objectives or to identify areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement or policy change.
  • Prepare budgets for approval by the board of directors.
  • Monitor new trends.
  • Good communicator, leading employees to adhere to decisions.
  • Ensure the company compliance with federal, provincial, municipal, and other laws or regulatory guides.
  • Participate in the development of crisis management, recall and HACCP plans.
  • Negotiate the price of chemical raw materials with approved suppliers.
  • Participate in the responses to tenders and the development of strategic guidelines.
  • Adjust the organization of the company according to the needs of the budgets and teams.
  • Ensure the visibility of the company in the market.
  • Represent the company, to customers and suppliers at various trade shows.
  • Maintain close relations with the board of directors.
  • Maintain good collaboration with parent company and subsidiaries.
  • Develop a corporate culture that motivates employees.
  • All other related tasks.


Technical skills


  • Manufacturing management experience.
  • Fluently bilingual (French/English).
  • A record of significant achievements in a growing company.
  • At least a basic understanding of chemistry.

An asset

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry a definite advantage.


  • 8 to 10 years of experience in management.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent experience and training.

Personal abilities


  • Listening skills.
  • Built-in adjustment capacity to adapt actions to the situation.
  • Ability to influence staff towards a collaborative solution.
  • Demonstrates an interest in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • Understands customer needs and the value of the company’s products to them.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, a great sense of negotiation and initiative.

General criteria


  • Available to travel internationally (25%).


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand's corporate division encompasses all of the support services offered to our branches. Its goal is to optimize internal processes, ensure that your operation is running smoothly, and that your strategy is well thought-out.

Our corporate branch's head office is located in Montreal, Canada, and relies on a team that specializes in: Management; Finance and accounting; Engineering; Research and Development (R&D); Human Resources (HR); and Information Technology (IT). If you want to help bring enthusiasm, collaboration and innovation to our workplace, we'd love to get to know you!

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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