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Materials Team Leader

Job Number:  66906
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Presstran Industries - Bld2
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Thomas, ONTARIO, CA, N5P 1G6

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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


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


About the Role

The Materials Area Leader is responsible for assigning work and coordinating daily materials conveyance activities to ensure the safety and efficiency of production operations. This position carries direct leadership responsibility including responsibility for the operations of more than one shift.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Teach, coach and mentor Supervisors for succession planning and enhancement of Leadership knowledge and skills
  2. Conducts performance appraisals informally or formally as required and ensures performance appraisals are completed for all employees
  3. Ensures employees are trained or certified, as required and participates in training programs as required
  4. Establish and maintain effective communications/interaction with all other Departments
  5. Supports other Area Leaders and Lead Hands in compliance with the Presstran Health and Safety/Ergonomic/Environmental 
  6. Ensures employees are trained or certified, as required and participates in training programs as defined by Presstran
  7. Plans and directs the utilization and use of all equipment and manpower to achieve the most effective results
  8. Be responsible and accountable for meeting Presstran and departmental targets and goals
  9. Monitors and adjusts inventory balances as required, investigates inventory problems and implements solution to source 
  10. Participates in personnel requirements planning, overtime scheduling, coordinating layoffs, etc. 
  11. Co-ordinates preventative maintenance with Material Handling Equipment
  12. Supports supervisors in compliance with OHSA procedures; 
  13. Participates in performing regular workplace inspections; suggests corrective actions and supports the implementation; leads investigation in serious/critical incident/accidents 
  14. Co-ordinates the loading and unloading of trucks and is responsible for the accuracy of receipts and shipments

Who we are looking for

  1. Completion of post-secondary education in a related field (production/materials) and/or related work experience
  2. 3-5 years leadership experience
  3. Completion of Cosma International Post Graduate Program an asset
  4. Experience in Material Flow Design in a Tier One automotive environment
  5. ERP systems experience, specifically CMS in a manufacturing environment
  6. Demonstrated ability to use Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) along with data analysis to drive business objectives and operational excellence
  7. Experienced in Lean Implementation (standardized work (tugger/forklift), 5S, value stream mapping, A3 Method, etc.)
  8. Must have a thorough knowledge of general office procedures including PC and LAN computer use. Must be proficient in relevant computer software and program use.
  9. Demonstrated ability to motivate, mentor, and drive team to reach targets
  10. Must possess time management, leadership, strong communication, organizational and presentation skills (present to groups of up to 100 employees)

Your preferred qualifications

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

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

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

  • Overtime after 44 hours per week.

  • Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation + 4 Personal Paid Holidays

  • Weekly pay via direct deposit.

  • Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.

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.

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