Operations Manager - Manufacturing



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9S68795104
  • Posted: October 04, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for an Operations Manager.

My client located in Lethbridge who is a leading supplier of architectural systems and services to the global construction market, with offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia is currently looking for Operations Manager for their Lethbridge office.

Relocation assistance would be provided for the right candidate.
The Role:

  • Reporting to the Plant Manager, provide leadership and coordinate production plans to support customer OTIF and quality targets while driving process improvement throughout the manufacturing operations in pursuit of operational excellence.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in EHS to drive disciplined systems in support of an injury free work culture.
  • Apply knowledge in quality systems and ABS to drive disciplined systems, robust processes, and focused standardization of best practices; in conjunction manage a cohesive set of key performance metrics that provide objective insights into the health and effectiveness of business operating systems.
  • The manager will focus on productivity, order fulfillment, schedule adherence, process control to ensure customer satisfaction, product quality and the smooth flow of material within the operation.
  • Conduct deep dives to identify the root cause of manufacturing issues and bring them to successful resolution.
  • Engage the workforce in problem solving initiatives and ensure the disciplined execution of manufacturing processes and procedures.
The Ideal Candidate:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Operations or other technical field. 
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in complex manufacturing systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of lean manufacturing and Quality Systems and production planning.
  • Highly developed written and verbal (influencing) communication skills.
Essential Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong experience and knowledge in lean manufacturing systems (ABS), Production Control, Process Control and Quality systems.
  • Microsoft Office and JDE experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish clear direction, intentions and objectives while being able to gain the support of others.
  • Working Knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes.
  • Preferred knowledge of the architectural aluminum construction industry with particular expertise on people paced processes in production environments.
  • Strong leadership, coaching skills, coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills.  Must be able to direct multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing priorities.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Sushant Shah, Consultant, Aplin Engineering & Technical / Supply Chain & Operations Management.  We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  #LI-CAL


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Sushant Shah

Engineering & Technical / Supply Chain & Operations



  • 403.351.2457
  • sshah@aplin.com

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