Operations Manager

David Aplin Job Details

Operations Manager

Abbotsford, BC


Posted Date: 07/04/2022

Job ID: 9S4847547

Supply Chain

Join a top employer and advance your career. David Aplin Group has partnered with a Burnaby, British Columbia-based company to hire an experienced Operations Manager - Manufacturing on a permanent full-time basis who leads plant operations including supply management, production scheduling, manufacturing process, shipping, maintenance, people management, and implementation of change initiatives and takes a balanced approach to key result areas (safety, people, quality, service, and cost). Up to 25% travel. Hands-on direct leadership in the manufacturing environment.



  • Champion Lean and best practice implementation and sustainment 
  • Ensure sufficient capacity to meet customer demands 
  • Manage talent (e.g., development, succession planning, performance management) 
  • Plan and implement safety policies and training in compliance with the company safety program and OHS regulations to eliminate work-related injuries 
  • Review and analyze the production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications and operating or production problems 
  • Confer with managers to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and obtain necessary data on customer orders and delivery needs 
  • Plan and direct production and establish priorities, balancing effective customer service and cost factors and optimizing utilization of people and equipment 
  • Develop and implement operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality and safety 
  • Revise product schedules and priorities because of equipment failure or operating problems and consult with Engineering on equipment modification and other continuous improvement efforts 
  • Assume leadership role with associate relations, including morale, ongoing communications, and change management 
  • Use division targets to set stretch goals and ensure budgets are met



  • Strong written and oral communication skills and collaborative skills 
  • Root cause identification and resolution skills 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and familiar with ERP system 
  • Able to lead change initiatives and transform the environment 
  • Goal-oriented; analytical and organizational skills 
  • Able to work in high volume/short lead-time environment, Lean manufacturing experience 
  • Passion to develop people 
  • Complete commitment to Safety and regulatory compliance 
  • Inspire (create a compelling future, develops, and motivate, positive influence, celebrate successes) 
  • Impact (accomplish important work, reliable, executes, continually raises the bar) 
  • Innovate (champions new ideas, continuous improvement, adaptable, practical solutions) 
  • Lean Manufacturing 
  • Business and Financial Acumen 
  • Customer and Industry Knowledge 
  • Capacity Planning 
  • Project Management
  • 5-10 years of related experience in a Lean manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering preferred or equivalent work experience


Job ID: 9S4847547


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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