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Production Manager


This is a Full-time position in Vaughan, ON posted August 12, 2019.

The Woodbridge Group® a global manufacturer of foam products and just in time assembly & sequencing for diversified products offers innovative urethane and bead foam technologies, to serve the automotive industry and several other business sectors around the globe.

Since its inception in 1978, the company has grown to more than 60 facilities throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The key competitive strength for the Woodbridge Group® continues to revolve around its people and their commitment to improve everything they do.

With over 8,000 employees worldwide, The Woodbridge Group® is focused on evolving workplace safety, sustainable environmental stewardship and enduring customer satisfaction, in each of the markets they serve.

Role Purpose: This position is responsible for the management of production function, through first line supervision.

Reviews all aspects of departmental performance with respect to budget financial plan, plant operating goals and develop continuous improvements plans.

Responsibilities: Management of foam production through first-line supervision Ensure production schedules and quality requirements are met Handle collective agreement issues as applicable including grievance matters.

Review all aspects of departmental performance with respect to budget, finance plan, plant operating goals, and develop continuous improvement plans.

Introduce team-based manufacturing concepts to production employees.

Member of Management Team responsible for planning, budgeting and implementing the Woodbridge Production System.

Responsible for implementation of safe work practices.

Will be responsible for key elements in the safety leadership program.

Responsible for prudent management of departmental budget including budget preparation and cost control.

Play an essential role in health & safety and quality audit process.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business Minimum of five years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment, including at least two years at the supervisory level, or equivalent education and experience.

Strong communication and demonstrable organizational and leadership skills Candidates must be able to demonstrate supervisory/managerial skills, including planning, leading, delegating, cost center management including budgeting, cost reduction plans, and customer quality requirements.

Knowledge of the requirements of collective agreements as applicable and health, safety and environment and employment legislation.

Good computer skills is an asset.

Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and Kaizen