Job Description

Our client, a market leader in automotive safety electronics products, is looking for a dynamic individual to join their team as the Operations Manager, in Markham.  The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for ensuring the effective management and performance of the production, maintenance and engineering functions within the manufacturing plant.  Within this role, you will be expected to drive the business forward, streamline the operation and champion continuous improvement 



  • Lead activities of production team by directly performing or through subordinate managers:
    • Ensure work is performed in a safe and efficient manner, and in compliance to standards
    • Ensure production schedules meet customer delivery expectations in a Lean Manufacturing environment.
    • Drive consistency of operations to ensure the highest quality, highest reliability parts are produced.
    • Review production and operating results and drive resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance issues to minimize costs and prevent operational delays
    • Develop or revise standard operational and working practices to root out inefficiencies
  • Lead activities of Process and Test Engineering teams to drive continuous improvement in:
    • Operating Efficiency and Equipment Availability
    • Defects Per Million Units (under a Zero-Defect methodology)
    • Scrap/Cost of Poor Quality
  • Provide leadership to Maintenance teams to ensure Maintenance activities align with operational goals
  • Provide direction to team members based on general policies and management guidance
  • Interpret and execute policies and procedures that typically affect reporting organizational units
  • Accomplish results with supervisors, team members, and/or through experienced salaried employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments
  • Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex/systemic challenges
  • Ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget
  • Provide resources and remove obstacles and barriers



  • Minimum 8 years of manufacturing experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Ability to read and speak English fluently
  • Experience and exposure to production/manufacturing environments with specific experience working with highly specialized equipment, processes, tooling, techniques and methods
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Well-developed computer and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide direction, including providing advice and influencing personnel to make good decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work activities to satisfy changing requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately control costs and work performance
  • Ability to solve practical problems using a structured approach
  • Demonstrates the willingness to accept responsibility and accountability within a larger team of senior managers
  • Automotive experience is an asset
  • Electronics experience is an asset

Accommodations are available on request for any candidates that require an accommodation due to a disability or a medical need.  Please contact us at 416-599-4700 or by email at to discuss specific accommodations.

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Operations Manager
Markham, Ontario
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