Senior Plant Manager

  • Senior Plant Manager – Relocation Supported

    Greater Winnipeg, MB


    Lock Search Group has been contracted to identify skilled Operations Management Professionals for a Global Manufacturer's Accelerated Leadership Program. We are presently in pursuit of a seasoned Senior Plant Manager to integrate with our client's establishment situated in the Greater Winnipeg region.

    Assuming the role of Senior Plant Manager, you will oversee one of the organization's most expansive manufacturing facilities across North America, spearheading a dedicated team. The chosen candidate will engage in a fast-tracked training and mentorship initiative crafted to cultivate manufacturing prowess. This presents a remarkable prospect to effect meaningful change and holds the potential for progression into a broader national or even international leadership position.

    Our client is extremely motivated to hire the ‘most suitable candidate’ for this key leadership position.  Financial relocation support will be provided to ensure those interested in this opportunity, who are also interested to residing in the Greater Winnipeg community, will be supported.  

    Responsibilities of the Senior Plant Manager:

    • Promote a proactive approach to upholding safe and healthy working conditions, adhering to established operating practices and procedures aimed at preventing injuries and illnesses, while also complying with governmental, regional, and company safety and health regulations.
    • Develop and execute operational plans to achieve annual business goals and long-term strategic objectives.
    • Lead weekly planning and monitoring sessions between production and Sales Execution teams, ensuring timely customer deliveries each week.
    • Effectively communicate and provide guidance to ensure the realization of plant objectives, assuming responsibility for daily activities to maintain consistent high production performance.
    • Ensure the delivery of high-quality products, safely, punctually, and cost-effectively, encompassing raw material availability (MRP), production, inventory management, and shipping.
    • Spearhead and coordinate operational projects aimed at reducing COGS, ensuring a consistent year-over-year margin expansion.
    • Engage actively in weekly sessions focusing on Lean principles, safety, human resources, and quality improvement.
    • Provide leadership, development, and guidance to managerial and supervisory staff.
    • Continuously drive cost reduction through OPEX, Lean methodologies, and process enhancements, embodying the role of a Lean advocate and promoter. Display Lean Leadership by educating, inquiring, spearheading implementation, and conducting regular Gemba walks. Foster positive employee relations and address staff concerns.
    • Enforce adherence to all company policies and procedures, including those related to environmental and social governance.
    • Align fully with Corporate and Business Strategic Plans and Objectives, construct the annual manufacturing budget, oversee performance tracking, and update forecasts as necessary. Represent the plant during Monthly Ops Reviews.
    • Facilitate a SIOP (S&OP) process to synchronize with Sales, collaborating across functions such as Product Management, Engineering, Sales Execution, and Supply Chain.


    Summary of Qualifications:

    • Completion of a university degree in engineering, agriculture, commerce, or equivalent practical expertise.
    • Extensive background in the manufacturing industry, preferably within steel fabrication.
    • Over a decade of experience in a leadership role within Senior Production or Operations Management.
    • Familiarity with material handling product lines through knowledge and hands-on experience.
    • Proficiency in Lean manufacturing and expertise in Continuous Improvement processes.
    • Effective communication skills, adept leadership, and training capabilities, collaborating across all management levels and non-supervisory staff.
    • Exceptional problem-solving aptitude and interpersonal competence.
    • Ownership of personal development, cultivating insights into our manufacturing equipment, production processes, and design rationale.
    • Analytical thinking for sound and timely decision-making.
    • Highly organized, exemplifying excellent time management.
    • Initiative, ethical conduct, and astute judgment in all tasks undertaken.
    • A dedicated team player, fostering collaboration.
    • Meticulous attention to detail.

    Our client offers competitive salary packages, a comprehensive benefits package, and a dynamic work environment where you can grow and develop your skills.


    To apply directly please send your resume to Jay Pinniger (Recruitment Consultant) at 

    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. 

    Lock Search Group is a National Executive Recruitment Firm with offices strategical positioned all across Canada. Collectively our firm is lead by a staff of more than 50 Consultants and Associates with expertise and specialization in 11 major disciplines. Our mission is to provide exceptional ‘Recruitment’ and ‘Consulting Services’ to clients and candidates. We apply our experience and capacity to deliver solutions with a personalized approach that focuses on clients’ needs and candidates’ goals. 

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