Operations Manager, you will ensure that all reporting departments produce a
high quality product at the lowest possible price so that the overall corporate
profit goals are achieved and that company safety polices are
Safety Leadership – Actively protecting others’ well-being, ensuring compliance with safe operating procedures, and inspiring others’ commitment to create and maintain a safe work environment
Encourage individuals and teams to see the big picture, draw on each other’s strengths and experience to work collaboratively across the organization, set expectations, and provide accurate and helpful feedback.
Create an environment in which people are motivated to do their best work; recognizes examples of exceptional team results.
Share information and viewpoints openly and directly with others, both written and verbal.
Display a good understanding of key aspects of the organization’s mission and strategies; is able to convey this information so that it is relatable to direct reports.
Collect and understand important data used for financial metrics drawing accurate conclusions from information; makes sound decisions regarding expenditures.
Support individuals and teams through change.
Establish and maintain a high quality work force through recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, and ensuring accountability to enable the Samuel culture.
Actively participate in continuous improvement activities and company-wide strategic planning and implementation.
Provide leadership in the upholding of Samuel Policies and Values.
Prepare and execute the Annual Operations Budget to ensure labor cost and expense targets are met; perform monthly Gap Analysis on budget variance, report root cause, and report corrective actions.
Ensure priorities of Safety, Quality, and Productivity are maintained at the forefront of all activities.
Deploy and lead team-based problem solving groups using modern methods (DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, Brainstorming, etc.) to eliminate productivity issues.
Responsible for capital projects required to maintain the plant and/or operations from initiation of capital funds request to completion of the project.
Role model and ensure company safety policies are adhered to and safe work habits are utilized by all department personnel and visitors.
Full knowledge and application of Collective Agreement
Day to day functions, pertaining to rate/position verification, scheduling, transfer, payroll adjustments, etc… for all hourly employees
Attend customer and association meetings as necessary.
Other duties as required.
Bilingualism (French & English)
Completion of post-secondary education, with a major in Business Administration or Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 7-12 years of operations management experience in a manufacturing facility.
Experience in the application of lean principles such as 5S, visual systems, standardized work, kaizen, and the theory of constraints.
Must have general knowledge of all machinery in plant.
Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications (i.e. MS Office applications).
Comfortable working in an office environment and on the plant floor as needed.
Strong verbal and written communication
Experienced in change management
Resilience in the face of challenges
Able to establish a culture of teamwork & collaboration