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Job Code:201369
Job Title:SENIOR PLANT MANAGER
Job Category:MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS
Location:WINNIPEG, MB

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THE COMPANY:

With over 60 years of success, our client has grown into the World’s leading manufacturer of apparel. Relentless innovation and craftsmanship maintains the highest level of quality reinforcing its “Made in Canada” commitment. The company operates in two segments, wholesale and Direct to Consumer.

COMPENSATION:

Competitive Base with Bonus.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Senior Plant Manager is responsible for ensuring timely manufacturing process within the budgeted cost parameters. The position encompasses the functions of production scheduling, capacity growth & planning, labour relations, while managing a team. The position also requires the individual to continuously reengineer the existing manufacturing set ups in keeping with up to date techniques and best practices; as well as adhering to the Company Values.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Review with Cutting Department and Production Planning Department to streamline processes.
-Assist the Industrial Engineering department in implementing the most innovative processes.
-Ensure production schedule is being followed and check department floor for bottlenecks; make changes in production where needed to address any problem areas.
-Ensure at all times 100% OTD for bulk, sales samples, PPS, SMU’s.
-Review quality issues with QA and supervisors to ensure they are being addressed and make corrections for improvement.
-Perform method analysis with the supervisors and implement lean concepts wherever possible.
-Review with the Director of Manufacturing on the current status of production and suggest possible improvements to assist in on time delivery and increased efficiency.
-Review any issues with the maintenance/mechanic person that may be preventing production from flowing smoothly.
-Provide coaching and performance feedback to direct reports (Production Managers at all Winnipeg facilities).
-In partnership with HR, establish a robust Training School with an adequate training curriculum.
-Ensure that new processes are developed and understood; oversee that all PPS are made correctly.
-Ensure quality standards are maintained.
-Ensure a smooth flow of work activity, and full and efficient utilization of factory workers in order to maximize productivity.
-Ensure factory can supply an accurate representation of delivery dates for products, based on estimated time needed to complete the products in order to avoid late deliveries to the customer.
-Provide accurate representation of costs on products and potential cost savings.
-Oversee the establishment of proper time standards on products so as to ensure appropriate product costing and piecework payment.
-Collaborate with Quality Assurance Manager to ensure best in class quality and related processes.
-Supervise and maintain staff by communicating job expectations; plan and monitor job activities and results; coach and advise on problems; develop, coordinate and enforce systems, policies, procedures and productivity standards.
-Maintain labour relations in collaboration with HR.
-Prepare and analyze cost budget for the production department.

EXPERIENCE:

-15+ years of Apparel Manufacturing background in various levels of production, design, and engineering.
-Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a production/Sr. Plant Managerial capacity at a senior level.
-Experience managing operations of a high-end outerwear manufacturing set-up with multi style and quality production ability.
-Must be familiar with manufacturing techniques and systems with an in-depth knowledge of Industrial Engineering concepts related to Apparel Manufacturing.
-Must be familiar with equipment used in the apparel industry (cutting, sewing and finishing equipment) including use of basic, semi-automatic and automatic machines.
-Must have knowledge of Quality Assurance systems and Inventory Management systems.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Must be able to deal effectively with diverse group of employees.
-Must have excellent negotiations skills and ability to select right contractors and vendors.
-Ability to prioritize, multi-task, operate proactively, work as a team and handle challenges.
-Excellent common sense, judgment, decision-making abilities, interpersonal & analytical skills, evaluating options, and generating solutions.
-Confident, articulate, organized, detail oriented, goal oriented, self-motivated and hard working.
-Must be familiar with computers and business software such as MS Office, Excel, CAD, and ERP Software.
-Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills.
-Lean manufacturing abilities.
-Knowledge of sewing production.
-Knowledge of some mechanical ability.
-Able to make split decisions in a fast paced environment.
-Strong communications skills, able to communicate clearly with all levels of management and staff.

LOCATION:

Winnipeg, MB

POSITION TITLE:

Senior Plant Manager

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Permanent, Full-Time

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:

Yes

MANAGES OTHERS:

Yes

CONTACT:

Donna Turner, Senior Recruitment Consultant

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click on the “APPLY” button located elsewhere on this job posting (preferred) or email your resume to: dturner@stoakley.com

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RECRUITER:

Donna Turner: http://stoakley.com/meet-donna-turner/

JOB CATEGORY:

Manufacturing/Production/Operations

INDUSTRY:

Textiles/Softgoods

DATE:

March 28, 2019

JOB ORDER NUMBER:

201369

KEYWORDS: 

Manufacturing, Production, Apparel, Manager.

ABOUT STOAKLEY-STEWART CONSULTANTS:

Stoakley-Stewart Consultants Ltd. is an Executive Search/Recruiting Firm with international reach. We opened our doors in 1977 and have grown to be one of the most successful employment agencies in Canada, boasting over 300 person-years of recruiting expertise.  We house a team of top-notch consultants, each acting as Subject Matter Expert in their chosen field. As a result we provide professional recruiting services to clients and candidates in a variety of industries. This expansive breadth of experience allows us, as a firm, to satisfy all of your hiring/employment needs. In accordance with Canadian laws, it is the policy of Stoakley-Stewart Consultants to consider all qualified individuals for available positions without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, disability etc.

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