Reporting directly to the company president, the Vice president of operations shall have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of the business in accordance with the strategic plan and operating capital budgets.
The Vice president of operations develops and implements a variety of strategies to maximize profits while maintaining the highest level of quality, as well as working on improving the supply chain to positively impact cost, quality and delivery time. The Vice president of Operations provides oversight and guidance to subordinates as well as timely feedback to fellow executives on operations-related issues, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the company's products and services, in addition to government rules and regulations and industry best practices.
Main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide operations leadership for the overall business in Canada and the Unites States;
Lead a team of regional directors and managers and oversee 8 plants in 7 sites;
Implement a culture of continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Cost and a Customer Centric Environment;
Work in collaboration with the executive leadership team in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the Corporation;
Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the Corporation and oversees compliance with those practices;
Oversee the development and monitoring of programs to maintain efficient, quality production operations;
Implements a culture of continuous improvement;
Oversee capital improvement projects including design, engineering, scheduling, purchasing, budgets and installations;
Evaluate operational processes and procedures, and develop strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations;
Ensure compliance with Standards and Operation Procedures (S&OP);
Motivate employees, be a positive source of influence, leading by example and encourage autonomous work by empowering employees;
Ensure the delivery of employee training and development plans to ensure succession planning and employee retention;
Ensure that the management team supports and implements procedures with their subordinates;
Meet with the management team on a regular basis to ensure that priorities are clear and well-coordinated;
Develop autonomous work force, give responsibility, recognize positive results and hold accountable when not delivered;
Oversee the development and analysis of performance metrics;
Maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels.
A minimum of 10 years of work experience in a production or operations position; including a minimum of 5 years' experience in a multi-site plant management role;
Bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering, business management or related discipline preferred;
Experience in the manufacturing field;
Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time to various locations;
Advanced understanding of business planning and regulatory issues;
Deep understanding of data analysis and performance metrics;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ERP systems.
Excellent proven people leadership and change management skills;
Proven ability to quickly establish credibility to develop and maintain excellent business relations both internally and externally;
Demonstrated ability to effectively delegate and build a culture of accountability for results;
Strong problem identification and resolution skills;
Experience in strategic planning, business management and implementation;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French is an asset;
Loyalty, honesty, humility and transparency;
Uncompromising on delivering results with the highest quality standards;
The use of the masculine gender has been adopted to facilitate reading and has no discriminatory intent.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.