Vice President of Operations - Doors and Windows Manufacturing



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9M6278619
  • Posted: August 07, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client, one of the leading manufacturers of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows. They are currently seeking a Vice President of Operations who will be responsible for driving operational excellence and maximizing organizational growth and profitability through leadership of the Canadian window, door, and distribution operations. 

The Role:

  • Provide visible leadership in all facilities and model the company’s vision and values across 4 manufacturing facilities and 1 distribution facility; ensure alignment to division goals and priorities
  • Reset culture of safety and deploy programs to ensure that each facility develops and is implementing a strategy to achieve world class safety levels
  • Lead implementation of best practices across the Canadian business, including roadmap for every facility as well as leadership of transactional front and back-office events across the business
  • Conduct rigorous organizational structure and talent review of the operations teams; develop and implement development plans as needed to build world class talent across the business
  • Develop and deploy strategy for capital investments and improvement projects
  • Collaborate with Product Management and R&D to deliver plans in support of annual and strategic plans
  • Lead cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment to achieve critical business objectives.  Cross functional collaboration includes, but is not limited to: Engineering, R&D, Risk, Supply Chain, Finance, Customer Care / Service, Sales and Marketing
  • Develop and deploy appropriate business processes in support of Canada’s strategic vision (e.g. Strategy Deployment, etc.)
The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum of 10 years senior business and operations leadership experience within manufacturing
  • Undergraduate university degree required.   Engineering degree preferred.  MBA preferred
  • Experience directly managing  more than $ 50 million P&L
  • Experience at a company known for rigor in operations / supply chain management, ideally a company known for lean manufacturing / operational excellence and that manages through policy deployment (e.g., Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, etc.)
  • Balance of operations (manufacturing, supply chain, SIOP) and commercial (marketing, sales, product management, growth) experience, ideally having directly managed these functions on the route up to general management
  • Track record of implementation and execution utilizing Lean and Continuous Improvement concepts and strategies (e.g. SIOP, Value Stream Organizational Structures, etc.)
  • Comfortable driving growth through a product management structure in a fast paced, growth oriented business; proven track record of delivering results
  • Ability to travel (~50% travel required within Canada and some US)

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 Gezamin Manuel, Recruiter, Aplin Engineering & Technical.  We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-GTA


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Gezamin Manuel

Engineering & Technical

Greater Toronto Area


  • 905.247.5119

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