Posted 6 May by Martin Veasey Talent Solutions


"Excellent career development opportunity for experienced production manager to demonstrate WCM, lean, continuous process improvement and leadership expertise heading a business unit within a large-scale manufacturing plant known as a global multinational market leader."

Salary & Benefits Package - CA $ Very Competitive + Blue Chip Benefits Package + Relocation Assistance for Canadian Citizens located in Canada

Riverside, Ontario, Canada

Our client is a global plc offering state of the art and leading-edge solutions to SME and corporate businesses. It has been recognised with recent awards as a great place to work.

Our client is seeking a Business Unit Production Manager and lean manufacturing expert to drive consistency and overall process and equipment effectiveness at a flagship plant in Ontario. This is a highly influential role, and the Business Unit Production Manager will be responsible for various fast moving and mass production processes.

The Role:

  • · Lead, manage, motivate, coach, mentor and develop large teams within the business unit through a team of direct reports.
  • · Manage and drive production processes, ensure consistency through the implementation of industry leading standards for quality.
  • · Drive continuous improvement efforts utilizing world class manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • · Own and drive key performance indicators within specific production areas to include budgetary compliance.
  • · Execute Business Unit strategy in the areas of production, ensuring alignment of goals and objectives.
  • · Monitor and optimise the use of human resource, machine and materials resources and technology to ensure that the material produced meets specifications and standards.
  • · Participate in/lead WCM, continuous improvement related activities such as 5S, teams and Pillars.
  • · Responsible for people processes including performance management, talent development, conflict resolution, rewards and recognition.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • · Bachelor's degree in business, Manufacturing, Engineering or similar.
  • · Indepth knowledge and expertise in the implementation of quality standards within high profile and WCM industries such as automotive OEM, automotive first tier, engineering, printing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals or similar.
  • · 7-10 years of proven production and manufacturing experience in a process-oriented organisation.
  • · Knowledge of and experience within continuous improvement methodologies and principles such as WCM, TPM and lean manufacturing.
  • · Previous people management and leadership experience of minimum 100 employees through first line management team.
  • · Proven people leader with strong facilitation skills and analytical abilities.
  • · Knowledge of change management principles, production planning and quality concepts.
  • · Supply chain knowledge including production planning, inventory management and customer service critical to success.
  • · Previous financial and budgetary management experience including P & L and capital expenditure.
  • · Experience of ERP systems - SAP or similar highly advantageous.
  • · Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, familiar with presenting performance review, strategic plans and business cases to senior management.
  • · Results oriented work ethic, high ambitious with excellent potential for the future.

This role is only open to Canadian Citizen located in Canada - our client will assist with relocation assistance. Our client is not able to assist with visas to live and work in Canada.

Required skills

  • production
  • fmcg
  • automotive
  • 5s
  • printing
  • manufacturing
  • consumer electronics
  • lean manufacturing
  • lean
  • six sigma
  • continous improvement
  • lean ci

Application questions

Are you university degree educated in Engineering, Business or Manufacturing?
7-10 years production/manufacturing leadership experience in process orientated environment?
Experience in world class lean manufacturing, TPM,and CI principles?
A Canadian Citizen with the right to live and work in Canada?
Experience gained in automotive, chemicals, printing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, FMCG multinational?

Reference: 42637535

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