Manufacturing Operations Manager

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: May 17, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 956879
  • Consultant: Minna Johl
  • Industry: Manufacturing
Our client is a North American leader in operations to produce foam, plastic, and molded pulp products in the retail, food service, produce, and protective packaging industries.

At our client is looking for an Operations Manager located in the GTA. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Plant Manager, and working with a dynamic team.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing the production workforce daily with a focus on fulfilling department needs with the right quality, time, and optimal costs.
  • Troubleshoot, investigate and correct any deviations from the standard of production and quality control.
  • Oversee production schedules, using resources efficiently, with a dedicated hold on customer expectations.
  • Identify inherent process characteristics that produce a non-conforming product and take steps to eliminate them, and keep quarantined inventory to a minimum.
  • Collaborate with Production Scheduler, Process, and Maintenance departments, particularly in the event to quickly resolve equipment, process, quality, and efficiency problems.
  • Foster a motivated, enthusiastic, respectful workforce environment.
  • Oversee training and development of all Production employees as per company guidelines.
  • Work with allied functions to ensure consistent adherence to Company Policies and Procedures in HR, Loss prevention, and Q&HSE.
  • Have a continuous learning mindset and invest in personal learning and development. Apply principles of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, and other tools to improve productivity and lower operating costs


  • Post-secondary education in a related field, preferably a bachelor's degree in engineering or science.
  • 5-10 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a 24/7 manufacturing facility, managing 80+ employees.
  • Experience in plastic manufacturing especially in thermoforming and rPET will be an asset.
  • Proven leadership abilities in safety, quality, productivity, Continuous Improvement, and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Strong analytical skills, familiarity with OEE reports, and labor and material variances.