Operation Manager

David Aplin Job Details

Operation Manager

Winnipeg, MB


Posted Date: 06/05/2022

Job ID: 9L45632254

Engineering & Technical

If you are a talented and experienced Operation Manager, David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you! We have partnered with our Winnipeg-based client in the search to fill this role. 

The Operation Manager oversees the process of transforming resources into finished goods. This includes the planning, production, quality, and human resources activities necessary to achieve this goal as well as provides leadership and support to the Shipping and Receiving department. This position will report directly to the VP of Operations.

Perks & Benefits:
  •  Excellent compensation and benefits plan


  • Oversee daily production activities: manage production flow by determining manpower, equipment, floorspace and other requirements or constraints. Create target times for the production floor based on understanding of planning and sequencing of manufacturing activities
  • Oversee warehouse activities and ensure receiving and shipping department efficiently ship and receive products in a timely and accurate manner.  
  • Attend production meeting and work closely with sales to ensure demanded volumes are met, downtime is limited and follow up with any problems that may occur
  • Ensure work is completed in compliance with QA standards as well as organizational safe work policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Analyze the existing operational organization, including health and safety, existing procedures, and processes, and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement to streamline operations to increase output, reduce waste, and lower costs. Lead corrective action teams for continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provide leadership to supervisors and managers; ensure continued learning and career growth for supervisors and providing direction for them to develop their teams
  • Responsible for human resources functions such as health and safety, recruitment, terminations, performance management, attendance management, and training
  • Ensure all training and cross training requirements are met and training manuals are update to date 
  • Responsible for inventory management including full inventory counts, cycle counts, keeping an organized yard and stock rotation.
  • Participate in quarterly safety meetings and remain actively involved in weekly production meetings to ensure a clean and safe site is maintained
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree (Engineering/Business/Management/Operations or other related field) with 5+ years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role at a manufacturing facility
  • Prior experience in process improvement programs is beneficial (i.e: lean manufacturing/5-S
  • Effective, proven people leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to direct and motivate large teams, while being able to foster positive relationships across the organization
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Effective and efficient verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and EPR
  • Capacity to meet and communicate in a professional manner with internal and external parties
  • Proven commitment to the promotion of a safe environment and General Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)  

Job ID: 9L45632254

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.

David Aplin Group, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is an employment agency specializing in finding top talent for exceptional organizations across North America. There are no fees to apply to our jobs or engage with our recruiters to find a new career. Companies hire us to help them grow their teams. Visit our website to learn more: www.aplin.com

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