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Plant Manager - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - 19061

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Job #: 19061
Title: Plant Manager
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Employment Type:
Salary: $100,000.00 - $30,000.00 - Canadian Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Incentives
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Our client is a construction product manufacturing company holding a patent of a state-of-the-art product that has been successfully developed over the last few years by a group of experts in the field. They are currently starting up a manufacturing facility in Moose Jaw, SK and will be building a new plant in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia this year. Their corporate office is located in Vancouver.

They are in need of a Plant Manager who will manage all the aspect of the manufacturing plant in the Lower Mainland, including staff management, administration, reporting, etc. The plant will eventually become the main manufacturing plant of the company as well as a very innovative training center and showcase that will attract hundreds of people coming from all over the world to visit this state-of-the-art facility.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of previous plant management experience, outstanding operational skills and the ability to lead and improve a team. This person needs to understand lean manufacturing techniques, be a strategic thinker and have the ability to control costs while increase efficiency. The position reports to the VP Operations and will have several direct reports: Production Supervisor, Quality Manager, Procurement Manager, HR Coordinator, and Manufacturing Engineer. He/She will also work closely with the Plant Manager of the Moose Jaw plant as well as the Senior VP Engineering and Senior VP of Product Development. Previous experience managing large plants is required. Our client is building a strong team of highly talented people to work in an inclusive, supportive environment where transparency and integrity are the main values.


  • Assist VP Operations in designing and building
  • P&L and budget responsibilities for the plant
  • Ensure systems and procedures are followed and implement Lean Manufacturing techniques to increase efficiency to improve quality and reduce costs
  • Ensure plant is running at optimal efficiency by identifying and recommending production equipment requirements
  • Empower managers/supervisors/production team to reach high levels of performance
  • Work with the Engineering team to ensure that new product instructions incorporate “design for manufacturability”
  • Design, test and upgrade systems and processes by using a continuous improvement mindset
  • Make sure that production functions are completed in accordance with established production, safety and quality standards


  • 7+ years of previous Plant Management experience in a Canadian manufacturing environment
  • Excellent business acumen and operational management skills, including P&L responsibilities
  • Ability to lead Lean Manufacturing initiatives and drive continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of process related standards, ISO systems, and production quality control
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office and understanding of CAD/AutoCad
  • Ability to build and motivate teams. Strong interpersonal and communications skills are required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities at once
  • Experience with concrete or cement processing will be considered an asset
  • Position will require some domestic travel