Vice President of Operations


Title: Vice President of Operations
Location: Woodbridge, ON

Lock Search Group is a leading permanent placement recruiting firm and we are currently recruiting for a Vice President of Operations for a leading Canadian Building Products manufacturer located in Woodbridge.

In this role, you would be responsible ensuring the smooth operation, growth, and profitability of national manufacturing and distribution facilities. They need a true leader who will spearhead optimization of processes and operation procedures to create a culture of excellence.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Act as a leader to all national operations facilities, and set the divisional goals and objectives
  • Coach regional leaders on best practices to meet objectives and to develop strong and efficient strategies for growth
  • Partner with the company leadership team on top-level business plans and implementation process to build a culture of excellence
  • Create annual NPD plans and strategies by working with R&D and Product teams
  • Develop current talent through training/coaching/development plans, and assist in the hiring process
  • Create strategies for capital investments
  • Determine areas for development and create projects to address areas for improvement or strategic ways to hit company objectives by collaborating with internal teams (Supply Chain, Engineering, R&D, Sales, Marketing, etc)
  • Rework and optimize OH&S practices and ensure buy-in/adoption
  • All other duties as required

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education, MBA preferring
  • 10+ years of experience at a management level in operations/manufacturing
  • Previous experience in the building products industry is preferred
  • Ability to manage and coach leaders
  • Ability to manage a $50 million operation
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing/operations/supply chain/SIOP practices
  • Strong knowledge of LEAN principles
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with sales/marketing/product teams to drive growth
  • Analytical mindset with the drive to improve processes
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and manufacturing systems
  • Travel up to 50%

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your resume to Paul Huffman using the “Apply” button.

Thank you to all applicants but only qualified candidates will be contacted.


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