The Executive Wing
Job Title Plant Manager (Tier One Automotive Plastics/Assemb
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Plant Manager/Director of Operations


'Cream of the Crop” candidates only.


You will have a strong background in automotive Tier One injection moulding and complex assembly systems along with P&L responsibility for a medium to large scale facility with 2 satelite operations.  You are a LEAN and TPS Expert and have turnaround experience as the consummate leader of a FULL COMPLEMENT OF DEPARTMENT MANAGERS incl sales and Finance.  You are an avid advocate of continuous improvement methodologies and have a passion for all manufacturing and business initiatives. Accomplished General Managers, VP Ops, Plant Managers and 'rising star' Production Managers from world class facilities will be considered. You will bring a passionate, high level of energy to this position as well as an exceptional track record in the automotive industry. The successful candidate must be open to future promotions on a global basis as part of the worldwide philosophy of professional growth and development...this role should be seen as a stepping stone to higher levels outside of this particular facility.


     Major Responsibilities:


       Responsible for total multi plant budget and performance metrics.  $200M of sales, directing all aspects of the business relating to the running of the factory operations

       Role model company leadership values in the management of both hourly associates and salaried staff (unionized facility)

       Guide the plant team to over-achieve in key operations metrics including safety, quality, continuous improvement, return to profitability and customer service

       Drive product renovation and innovation, cost improvements, and raising the bar on quality and product safety

       Building a culture with a relentless obsession to eliminate waste





       University degree in Engineering (MBA an asset)

       Demonstrated leadership in an automotive plastic injection moulding/assembly manufacturing environment

       Significant involvement in the development and implementation of TPM, LEAN, and SIX SIGMA methodology and thinking

       Strong verbal and written communication skills

       Strong problem solving and sound analytical skills


KEY: Must have strong background in P&L, Automotive, LEAN and or TPS.  Injection Moulding Experience is another prerequisite as is a University Degree.


This client is making changes and expect to grow capacity over the next 18 months.  Current results need to improve before this can happen.


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Geographic Region Southwestern Ontario