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Production Manager

Job Number:  61328
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Dortec - Newmarket
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newmarket, ONTARIO, CA, L3X 2S2

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Group Description

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.


Role Summary

As a seasoned leader with a track record of motivating and developing teams you will lead the production operations in a fast paced manufacturing environment ensuring safety, cost, quality and performance targets are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitates and promotes a work environment based on fairness and concern for people, in accordance with the principles of the Magna Employee Charter
  • Responsible and accountable to lead, manage, support and provide direction to all staff within the department through effective goals/objectives setting, performance monitoring and reviews, communication, and the execution of on-the-job training and development plans
  • Ensures a robust 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 department supporting company performance objectives and industry/field related benchmarking and trends
  • Promote and sustain Standardization (Standard work/1 pc flow/ Cycle time adherence)
  • Responsible for promoting and achieving Kaizen activities in all department groups Implementation of the Magna Production System (MPS/TPS) Principles
  • Collects, measures and monitors data related to the overall effectiveness of the department; benchmarking and analyzing these trends to establish action plans for continuous improvement (QOS process)
  • Develops and implements new processes and procedures, as needed to support changing business demands
  • Facilitates effective two-way communication through department meetings (minimum monthly) and an Open Door philosophy
  • Maintains continuous improvement of the department and keep current with new products, processes, materials and equipment technologies
  • Ensures visibility and accessibility to employees, by practicing Management By Walking Around (MBWA)
  • Accountable for department budget preparation, approval and attainment
  • Take a leadership role in improving assembly efficiency and effectiveness through implementing projects, challenging and modifying operating practices, and continuous improvement of ongoing operations
  • Seeks out and corrects unsafe acts or conditions, ensuring all health and safety policies are followed

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum 5-10 years management experience leading and developing teams

  • Post-secondary Degree/Diploma in a related field

  • Experience with complex manufacturing processes, automotive an asset

  • MPS/TPS knowledge/training an asset

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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