Senior Plant Manager

A market leading building materials manufacturing company is looking for a Senior Plant Manager in the GTA.  Reporting to the VP of Operations, the Plant Manager is to directly oversee all aspects of production in the facility and to maximize the level of operational, financial, and quality performance in a manner that delivers on annual measures and goals. The person will provide leadership to all employees within the facility in a manner that drives productivity, creates engagement and maintains a safe work environment.


As a member of the plant management team, this role includes active participation in annual business planning, operations projects and key initiatives, and developing positive cross functional/plant interactions.




  • Plant Operations
  • Production Planning
  • Product Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Safe Work Environment
  • Leadership & Human Resources
  • Business Planning




  • Degree in engineering, manufacturing, or a related discipline.
  • MBA an asset.
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, including supervision, an asset.
  • Ability to communicate with customers regarding solving problem. Network with other facilities and other managers to exchange information and solve problems. Instruct staff regarding adherence to health and safety regulations. Hold staff meetings in order to make announcements, review policies and procedures and discuss problems.
  • Ability to make decisions about suggestions for change. Respond to customer complaints. Make decisions about hiring and firing staff.
  • 5yrs experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to produce and interpret charts and pie graphs showing, for example, marketing summaries or percentage comparisons. Complete legal forms for the facility. Read minutes of meetings in order to keep up-to-date and to plan
  • Qualification in lean six sigma an asset.
  • Ability to compare budgets to actual expenditures and make financial projections.
  • Ability to work independently and participate in a team setting. Participate in group discussions on methods for improving work processes or product quality and the allocation of work responsibilities and goals. Meet with: department heads and supervisors (daily); committee members who discuss operations, policies and procedures (when necessary); staff (periodically).
  • Engage in ongoing learning through participation in professional organizations, seminars, formal courses, conferences and trade shows. Upgrade skills by attending conferences and networking functions, by liaising with industry associations, and by taking management classes through educational institutions.

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