Will be the Head-Manufacturing operations, leading a direct team of 4 managers (Production, Maintenance, QC & Engineering) and a team of 50. Will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the manufacturing and distribution facility. Primary focus is to plan, organize and direct the manufacturing operations, industrial engineering, maintenance and logistics in a manner which assures the most effective return on assets employed.
a) Policies and Procedures
Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures. Establishes and directs plant policies and procedures.
Maintain a safe, clean, and reliable plant. Responsible for safety of the whole site, including for personnel of other departments which reside on site as well as contractors. Is the Chair of the Joint Health and Safety Committee? Lead at least one site safety meeting per quarter.
Accountable for meeting plant production goals set by the VP manufacturing through the manufacturing budget process.
Review, analyse, plan, coordinate and lead all activities within the manufacturing operations organization. Assure the development and coordination of systems and programs to promote cost effective manufacturing operations in line with manufacturing plans and objectives.
Support programs and procedures that provide reliable products with minimal quality control, repair, scrap and warranty expense. Assures attainment of programs and production schedules while insuring high quality standards.
Accountable for product quality control for the plant.
Selecting, training, and developing plant supervisory, technical, and administrative staff. Conducting employee performance reviews and fostering a well-trained and motivated staff.
Establish and maintain a positive community relationship to both internal and external customers. Cultivate a well-trained and motivated staff.
Responsibilities include establishment of training and development programs, assessment of performance, creation of new talent and taking the lead in recruitment efforts to ensure excellence and efficiencies throughout the plant.
Oversee human capital across all functional areas.
Select and train plant supervisory and administrative staff.
Plan and manage plant vacation schedules, ensuring plant productivity and minimizing overtime and cost.
Develops and executes capital and expense budgets and operating plans under the guidance of General
Schedule and conduct plant meetings.
Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital.
Assure development and execution of manufacturing schedules in conjunction with the Materials
Plan and implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to insure that the manufacturing operations group supports the strategic imperatives.
Monitor plant performance and communicate progress against objectives to management.
Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of sales and purchasing and logistics planning functions with site production, maintenance, and shipping groups.
Attend scheduled corporate training and meetings.
h) Relationship Management
Partner with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping. Responsible for the smooth work flow process across these functional areas to ensure optimal performance and reduced errors.
Communicate with local community.
Network with Industry association counterparts.
i) Product Development
Assure timely and efficient introduction of new and improved products, to ensure manufacturing input
to product strategic plans.
Coordinates with R&D and Engineering groups to implement new products and equipment.
Communications & Working Relationships
Internal: All plant and supporting functions, Sales & Marketing, R&D, Finance, HR, IT.
External: Vendors, Government agencies.