Reporting to the President, the Production Manager will plan and direct operations for a specific manufacturing business unit. Foster and support a culture which values people through open communication. Ensure employee involvement. Lead the continuous improvement and cost reduction efforts. Determine and provide human and expense resources to support strategic plan.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
7-10 years’ experience in a leadership role within a manufacturing or distribution environment.
Degree / Diploma or equivalent work experience.
Must be proficient with MS office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word).
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate and understand technical concepts.
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate problems, and how solutions will affect others. Gather information prior to making decisions, weigh alternatives against objectives, and arrive at a reasonable solution.
Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, deadlines, and directions.
Strong leadership skills providing clear expectations and responsibilities
Willingness to travel and work overtime as required.
Maintenance or mechanical skills would be considered an asset
Must be a strong team player and able to work well with team members at all levels of the organization.
Provide direction and guidance for overall manufacturing facility operations. Guide development and deployment of annual business plans and annual budget (as required).
Ensure culture and values are continually supported and enhanced through leadership example. Direct all aspects of the manufacturing facility communications to insure employees understand their respective role in attaining business goals. Communicate annual plan, change to plan and progress to strategic objectives.
Maintain or develop progress reports to objectives and key metrics to Divisional Operations Manager.
Improve preventive quality, customer delivery service and reduce costs utilizing knowledge of CI program and internal resources. Lead cost reductions and continuous improvement initiatives in the plant. Participate on management, improvement and project teams.
Ensure the Plant operations and policies are compliant with Company policy and applicable federal and provincial regulations.
Act as a liaison between the Plant and other Departments within the company, along with corporate headquarters
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to lead people in a team environment and work cross functionally.
Ability to support project implementation initiatives.
Follow verbal and written instructions.
Inventory management and cycle counts
Ability to handle multiple tasks and respond quickly to changing priorities.
Ability to contribute innovative and constructive ideas for improvement.
To reject product due to poor quality / quality defects.
To determine disposition of a non-conforming product (e.g. rework, scrap, etc.).
Inspect and determine that reworked product is suitable for re-release.
Accept or reject material based on quality
Hiring and termination of employees
Signing authority up to $1,000
To approve vacation requests
To shift the plant load as required
Benefits include paid time off, retirement benefits, medical, vision, and dental insurance.
WeatherGard is growing and seeking motivated people to join our workforce. We believe in a work–life balance, provide top pay, and offer opportunity for advancement within the company. We have numerous job opportunities available. If you or anyone you know possess these attributes, this organization may be the perfect fit.
WeatherGard is an equal opportunity employer.
To set up an interview call Toby at 248-967-8822 to learn more about this position.