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Manufacturing Manager - 18761

Tillsonburg, ON

Posted: 02/22/2024 Category: Manufacturing Job Number: 18761 Pay Rate: $110,000 - $130,000 depending on experience

Job Description

Our client is on the hunt for a Production Excellence / Manufacturing Manager to ensure adherence to quality and safety standards in their manufacturing operations.  Situated East of London Ontario, this growing company is making waves in their niche market. 

Manufacturing Manager Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Production to implement continuous improvement strategies encompassing safety, quality, and operational efficiencies.
  • Maintain a presence on the shop floor, overseeing incoming parts, organizing materials, and ensuring an orderly workspace.
  • Identify and address any potential issues that may impact production schedules.
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for the company demonstrating problem-solving skills and providing innovative solutions to enhance customer satisfaction and drive profitability.
  • Take ownership of equipment procurement processes, researching, sourcing, and recommending purchases that support production requirements and business objectives.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of inspection records, investigating discrepancies and ensuring all documentation is accurate and up to date.
  • Lead capacity planning efforts to optimize equipment utilization, floor space allocation, and manpower allocation based on sales forecasts.
  • Champion cost-saving initiatives while simultaneously improving quality and reducing delivery times, with a focus on enhancing machining efficiency and minimizing setup times.
  • Collaborate with the Quality Supervisor to initiate and investigate non-conformance reports and corrective action requests, ensuring all stakeholders are informed and involved in resolution efforts.
  • Provide effective leadership, coaching, and mentoring to direct reports, fostering a culture of continuous learning, adherence to company policies, and mutual respect among team members.
  • Support CNC operators by providing technical assistance and guidance to help maintain production schedules.
  • Drive the implementation of change management initiatives such as 5S, Lean methodologies, and manufacturing software enhancements.
  • Establish and monitor KPIs aligned with departmental goals, regularly reporting metrics to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
The successful candidate has: 
  • 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • 3+ years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in machining processes, lean manufacturing principles, and ISO quality systems.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) required; additional certifications or diplomas in relevant trades or management disciplines preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ERP systems.
Compensation and benefits:
  • The discussed salary range is $110,000 and $130,000 depending on experience.
  • Candidates with additional experience and higher compensation expectations may also be considered.
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Bonuses
  • Be a part of taking a company from good to great.

Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Meet Your Recruiter

Danielle Bragge
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Recruiting Specialty: Operations, Engineering & Marketing

After a rewarding 30 years of recruiting in South Africa and Canada, Danielle built The Headhunters from the ground up in 2009. Her business achievements are predicated on people, since she understands profoundly that companies are successful because of the individuals they hire and the leadership they cultivate.

Drawing on her extensive recruitment experience, as well as managing the operations and branding of her own businesses, Danielle specializes in the recruitment of operations, engineering and marketing professionals. She partners with her clients to resolve critical vacancies, and with her highly consultative approach, helps them develop long-term human capital strategies to drive growth and sustainability.

Danielle rose quickly during her early career through the ranks of Fortune 500 and Deloitte Best Managed companies in various management roles. In 2014 Danielle was named one of the Top 100 Women in Business in Alberta. Danielle was a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Prairies, and in 2013 she was nominated for the RBC Women of Influence Award.

Danielle, the mother of five children, strongly believes in balancing family, work and service to the community. In keeping with that spirit, she and her family run a not-for-profit organization called Saving the Hungry, leading teams to support community projects in developing countries.

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