Plant Manager – Manufacturing
Our client is seeking a Plant Manager to join their growing team. The company is located in Ontario, 75 km north of Toronto and is a manufacturing and processing facility that manufactures residential and commercial roofing products. As a family-owned company for nearly 40 years, our client has grown to be a leader in the industry, covering homes, farms and businesses across North America and Europe. They are known in the industry as having a solid reputation, built on quality and durability. Products are supplied throughout the industry in Eastern Canada, for use in residential, agricultural, and commercial facilities.
In this newly created position of Plant Manager, you will be integral to an aggressive growth plan that the company is embarking on over the next 3 to 5 years. They are seeking an ambitious, success driven individual to lead the manufacturing team. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader, with experience in manufacturing and/or production, motivated by organization success.
The successful candidate, will be responsible for managing plant operations and integrating logistics with other aspects of the operations. Examples of specific duties include (but are not limited to):
Manage plant performance, including optimization of production in relation to available raw materials, capacity, production plans, quality requirements and standards, including – Establishing and achieving production targets;
– Improving efficiencies and reducing costs;
– Ensure preventative maintenance plans are established and implemented;
Lead an accomplished and experienced manufacturing and production team, while ensuring positive and proactive working relationships across all levels of the organization
Manage plant operations, including health & safety, resource and labour utilization, continuous improvement and cost controls;
Develop production schedules and maintain inventory; including purchasing materials when required;
Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines;
Create and manage employee schedules, manage and provide clear direction to plant employees;
Oversee employee training in the use of new equipment or production techniques;
Adhere and develop the plant’s values, internal strategy, and leadership, through reviewing KPI’s and coaching supervisors on employee performance.
Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budgets and ensure coordination and integration with other departments of the organization.
Completion of a college or university program in engineering or business administration, or demonstrated experience in a manufacturing/production environment;
A minimum of 5 years’ of supervisory experience; and
Drive and ambition to empower and lead a team to drive profitable organizational results
Success in this role requires a skilled operational leader who is highly motivated leader by organizational success, able to take a “hands-on” approach to work, and who is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. You are able to implement new technologies, drive high quality, on-time production and provide insight and input to the entire organization when complex issues arise.
Demonstrating superior communication skills, you create constructive and positive dialogue with employees, suppliers, and the local community. You thrive in a team environment and have strong leadership skills, allowing you to motivate employees through your energetic and outgoing personality. The successful candidate will work closely with management to help realize financial and organization success in a cost effective manner.
Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume along with a covering letter to Grant Thornton LLP via email at ClientApplications@ca.gt.com citing “Plant Manager Application” in the subject line, no later than March 28, 2018.
We appreciate all expressed interest in this position; however, only the candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members of designated groups are encourages to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.