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Assistant General Manager - Operations

Job Number:  66402
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems Canada
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Belleville, ONTARIO, CA, K8N 5T3

Work Style:  On-Site



Job Number: 66402 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems Canada 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style: On-Site 


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


About the Role

The Assistant General Manager is responsible to ensure their departments are fully focused and effective in their role as a key link between our customer, striving to optimize business and material flow within the defined cost standards.

Your Responsibilities

  • Promote company culture and ensure discipline to all company policies and procedures
  • Responsible and accountable to lead, manage, support and provide direction to all staff within Operations through effective goals/objectives setting, performance monitoring and reviews, communication, and the execution of on-the-job training and development plans.
  • Ensures a robust operational/department structure by maintaining effective staffing levels and creating succession plans and related employee development plans to support current and future needs.  
  • Develops and executes an annual strategic plan for the Operation/Department supporting company performance objectives and industry/field related benchmarking and trends.
  • Collects, measures and monitors data related to the overall effectiveness of the Operation/Department; benchmarking and analyzing these trends to establish action plans for continuous improvement.
  • Develops and implements new processes and procedures, as needed to support changing business demands.
  • Facilitates effective two-way communication through scheduled department/staff meetings (minimum monthly) and an Open Door philosophy.
  • Ensures visibility and accessibility to employees, by practicing Management By Walking Around (MBWA).
  • Accountable for Operational/Department budget preparation, approval and attainment.
  • Facilitates key employee committee meetings, driving Continuous Improvement in the respected areas.
  • Takes a leadership role in the flawless launch execution of product into the specified operation.. 
  • Involvement in the accident/incident investigation program, determine root causes, correct actions and following-up to ensure completion.

Who we are looking for

  • An experienced operations leader with a passion for the automotive industry.
  • Strategic, driven and results-oriented professional.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations/Industrial Management, or related field preferred;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years manufacturing experience in the automotive industry, with progressive leadership experience required;
  • Must be business oriented and have good understanding of business practices in the automotive industry.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, ERP's, and other related computer systems required;
  • Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing or Operations background preferred

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Competitive total rewards package
  • Profit Participation
  • Comprehensive employer-paid health & dental benefits (includes flex plan options)
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Magna Base Contribution (3% annual earnings)
  • Career development & advancement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discount program

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law. Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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