Industrial Manufacturing - Plant Manager

MacDonald Search Group

Opportunity to manage the day to day operations of this manufacture to order, batch production industrial manufacturing facility.

Our Client has been leading the market and setting the standards with their innovative high-quality products for over 60 years.  As a well-established brand manufactured and distributed throughout Canada, they are excited to add a knowledgeable and skilled Plant Manager to join their Calgary location as the organization continues to grow.
As a Plant Manager, you are responsible for facilitating the manufacturing and distribution process for Western Canada to ensure second to none levels of customer service, safe and healthy practices within your plant along with top quality process and procedures are followed within your facility.  Aspects of your role will focus on productivity, continuous improvement, maximizing equipment utilization and ensuring proper maintenance, budget development and cost management.
As the Plant Manager, you are specifically accountable for:
  • Maintaining and overseeing the operation to ensure the compliance with the safety, organization and environmental policies
  • Managing the overall financial standards of the plant, including adherence to the annual budget.
  • Planning, organizing and reviewing the production process to ensure organizational objectives are achieved, while keeping costs to a minimum.
  • Meeting or exceeding Key Performance Indicators (KPI) through analysis of data, identify areas of improvement and act upon them as required.
  • Coordinating with the production team to create safety, production and quality assurance standards.
  • Directly supervise WH supervisor in the functions of receiving, put away, picking, shipping and transportation.
  • Providing leadership and communication guidance to team members to ensure the work environment is based on teamwork, trust, confidence and accountability

IDEAL CANDIDATE: This is a senior level role, which requires the ability for one to lead a team in a fast paced changing environment.
To succeed in this role one must:
  • Exhibit strong leadership and management skills to drive commitment and inspire loyalty throughout the company, and to consolidate and strengthen the Company’s position in an increasingly competitive marketplace
  • Be capable of working under pressure, with tight deadlines and particular reporting requirements.
  • Be a natural motivational leader and team builder with highly developed interpersonal, conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • Have the ability to inspire trust and confidence with high integrity and personal standards
  • Be a genuine and honest individual capable of making tough decisions when required, but with diplomacy and tact
  • Be flexible and able to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing business environment
  • Have a high level of energy, stamina and drive with a true operational efficiency and productivity focus
The ideal candidate will have:
  • 10 + years of experience working in a leadership role within a manufacture to order, batch production industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Experience maintaining relationships with stakeholders at the corporate level as well as peers at other manufacturing facilities.
  • Proven experience in managing people and priorities in a non-unionized environment.
  • Preference to candidates with Lean or Six-Sigma experience, prior impact within an SAP environment as well as formal education in business or professional certification such as CPIM or CSCP.
If the opportunity to work with a leading organization that provides equal opportunity for growth and success interests you, please do not hesitate to apply.  To apply directly please email your resume to and ensure your subject line reads exactly as follows: Industrial Plant Manager