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Plant Manager

Toronto, ON · Manufacturing
Plant Manager
Manufacturing ( wood-working facility ) 

Toronto, ON     
5 years of production management experience 
Strong knowledge of furniture manufacturing or wood framing, and CNC Machines.
30,000 + Sq Ft Facility 

$75,000 to $80,000 Base Salary 
Very Attractive Base Salary + Benefits + RRSP matching program 

Our client, a leading furniture manufacturing business located in Toronto, ON, are looking for a Talented Plant Manager (75-80K) who is responsible for providing the direction and leadership for a large production team (40) staff including lead hands.  If you have experience managing a production team in the furniture industry or woodworking industry, this could be your next great move. The Plant Manager is also required to have minimal responsibility to manage the upkeep of the facility (maintenance, security, procurement, waste management) having said that, the main focus is the production of wood frames for furniture as most of this is managed by the head office. 

I have been working with this client for many years. I can honestly say this is a fantastic place to work and grow. If you have the following experience, we should be speaking. 

This facility produces for, and supports the, fast paced final assembly production team. So, this is a very important function to the business. They have an open environment that encourages the mentality of " let's all work together to make everyone's life easier" 

Job Description 
1. Ensure that production targets are met on-time, on a daily basis. (Quality and speed is important as other departments are depending on this) Think of this as the first baton in the 4 by 1 relay race. 
2. Monitor and control production quality. Motivate, coach and lead the production team. Knowledge of CNC Machines is a must. 
3. Work towards greater efficiency, lower cost and higher profitability.  

  • Amplify productivity and efficiency within production. 
  • Identify areas of process improvement projects aiming to reduce shipping times.
  • Guide and mentor staff, and identify new target and goals for production. Experience Implementing new KPI's would be considered an asset. 
  • Source and implement new tools/procedures, work methods or new equipment to increase flexibility and productivity of staff. 
  • Innovate off existing methods of manufacturing products in order to reduce costs.
  • Partner with the production team to identify/investigate reoccurring delays in production and resolve. 
  • Always on top of production standards to identify solutions to improve operational performance overall. 
  • Coach, lead, and mentor line supervisors to ensure production targets and achieved and identify labor requirements, skills and training.
  • Contribute in structuring and implementation of new policies/processes, equipment. 
  • Contribute/develop the facilities process and written procedures, operational procedures and quality control procedures. There will also be a need for involvement outside of the above. 
Who we are looking for.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with Peers and Management 
  • Multi-tasking.
  • Must be strong in oral and written communication.
  • Must be a leader. Must be relatable and show initiative.
  • Positive attitude and skilled at problem solving.
  • Must be strong with production philosophies such as Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Six sigma.

The company is known for growth and promoting within with skilled tenured employees. They distribute to all the major high-end furniture retailers in Canada and USA.
They have fantastic leadership and are very strong mentors and are looking for the same characteristics for the Production Manager. 

This is a fantastic position if you are looking to join a great business with a strong focus on customer retention who are well respected in the industry and always put their customers first. 
The chosen candidate will have strong experience with Production Management, preferably in furniture/woodworking. 

Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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