Production Manager

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager for a well established and growing Manufacturing client of ours in the Vancouver area. The Production Manager will manage the production facility in a way that meets quality standards, output and efficiency targets. The Production Manager will implement systems for reducing waste and non-conformance, and staff training programs that improve employee productivity and skill development. Additionally, the Production Manager will champion our clients safety program, fostering a culture of safety, efficiency, and quality output.

Responsibilities:

Production Scheduling and Planning
-Reviews daily production schedule and identifies actions to resolve anticipated scheduling or production issues.
-Determines necessary manpower, skill levels and action plans to achieve production volume and requirements.
-Communicates the daily production schedule to the Production Supervisors and reviews progress of output produced v. scheduled.

People Management
-Works with the Director of Manufacturing Operations to determine optimal staffing requirements, skill sets and compensation; ensures the timely and effective hiring, onboarding, training, evaluation and management of all production staff.
-Evaluates employee training programs, identifies constraints and weaknesses in plant staff and procedures and takes the lead in training and coaching initiatives to effect improvements.
-Manages employee vacation scheduling, assesses the impact of absenteeism, reviews with supervisors and implements resource strategies.
-Completes performance planning and feedback for supervisors and with the supervisors for their direct reports.
-Promote the company culture and strategic goals with all staff.
-Develops a long term retention strategy for the facility; works with the VP Operations to ensure wages, educational programs and any other workplace benefits meet or exceed market conditions and champion a winning environment.

Production Management
-Examines production flow and ensures actions are taken to alleviate “bottle-necks” and non-value added activities in order to relieve capacity problems.
-Investigates material shortages and non-conformance and implements strategies to accommodate revised production schedules.
-Attends production meetings and presents progress reports.
-Routinely reviews production output with subordinates and set plans and objectives.
-Monitors the efficiency of work centers and determines improvement programs or actions to improve poor efficiency.
-Tours the shop floor routinely to monitor; quality, performance, cleanliness and safety.
-Ensures that “housekeeping” disciplines, both inside and outside the buildings are maintained and improvements are made where necessary.
-Manages and upholds all aspects of the company safety program as required; holds regular safety “tool box” talks, managing all incidents reports and near misses. Ensures a zero loss time safety environment.
-Ensures that company rules and procedures regarding behaviour, quality, shipping and receiving and health and safety are adhered to and if necessary, uses appropriate disciplinary procedures to resolve.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca
Randstad Professionals Canada
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