Director of Production

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Job Description

On behalf of our food related manufacturing client we are currently recruiting for an experienced Director of Production to join their team. The primary function of the Director of Production, a senior leadership, position is to establish a strategic direction and action plan for the Production Division in order to achieve greater competitiveness and benchmark operations as determined by the client. Additionally, this position ensures compliance and excellence in Customer Service, Quality, Delivery, Product, Safety, Environmental and Employee Health & Safety are delivered and met. Do you thrive in an environment that challenges you and empowers you to drive change while delivering projects and products on time within budget. This is an excellent opportunity to join a long standing company with roots in Canada


  • Develops business strategies for the Production Division including; business, production opportunities including line additions utilization and flexibility
  • Drive business strategy by linking to department and individual performance plans
  • Develop and manage annual operating, overhead budgets, capital projects and execute actions plans that drive efficiencies. Manage resources to ensure objectives are delivered
  • Provides leadership to managers, supervisors, and/or professional staff with a proven ability to build high performance work groups focused on customer service and delivering results
  • Leads the effort to achieve stretch business results by being a champion of Continuous Improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools, specifically pertaining to changeover, first hour efficiency, OEE and cost per case
  • Use current and emerging technology to drive automation and production efficiency
  • Work closely with logistics, planning and raw material divisions to identify efficiency and ensure inventory targets are met without compromising customer service levels
  • Leads change initiatives to deliver business results while maintaining an engaged workforce and Union Leadership commitment and acceptance to the change
  • Ensure that all aspects of the ISO 18001, 9001, 2200, 14001 program are delivered on time
  • Ensure timely corrective action on all observations and non - conformance's
  • 5-10 years of management experience in a Lean, SMED, TPM, Six Sigma high volume food or beverage manufacturing environment required
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience in low margin, Consumer Packaging
  • Experience with change management and implementation within production and workforce initiatives Dynamic leadership and employee engagement skills
  • Extensive Experience with scrap reduction, process efficiency improvements and value engineering Project management skills
  • High level of regulatory technical expertise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven presentation skills
  • Financial and budgeting experience
  • Experience in a Unionized Environment an asset
  • Strong Computer Skills in MS Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel
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