Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations – Building Materials

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Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations - Building Materials

Toronto, ON


Posted Date: 09/03/2022

Job ID: 9M24497789

Engineering & Technical

If you are a talented and experienced Director of Operations, David Aplin Group has partnered with a Toronto, Ontario-based company, one of the leading manufacturers of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows.

Reporting to the VP & GM of Canada, the Vice President of Operations is responsible for driving operational excellence and maximizing organizational growth and profitability through the leadership of their 5 plants and distribution operations in Canada.  

As a member of the Canadian leadership team, the successful candidate will be required to:

  • Provide visible leadership in all facilities and model the company’s vision and values across manufacturing facilities; ensure alignment to division goals and priorities
  • Reset culture of safety and deploy programs to ensure that each facility develops and is implementing a strategy to achieve world-class safety levels
  • Lead their business model across the Canadian business, to include a business model roadmap for every facility as well as leadership of transactional front and back-office events across the business
  • Conduct rigorous organizational structure and talent review of the operations teams; develop and implement development plans as needed to build world-class talent across the business
  • Develop and deploy strategy for capital investments and improvement projects
  • Collaborate with Product Management and R&D to deliver NPD plans in support of annual and strategic plans
  • Lead cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment to achieve critical business objectives. The cross-functional collaboration includes, but is not limited to: Engineering, R&D, Risk, Supply Chain, Finance, Customer Care / Service, Sales, and Marketing
  • Develop and deploy appropriate business processes in support of company strategic vision (e.g., Strategy Deployment, etc.)


  • Minimum of 10 years senior business and operations leadership experience within a manufacturing industry
  • Undergraduate university degree required.   Engineering degree preferred.  MBA preferred
  • Experience directly managing a +$50M P&L
  • Experience at a company known for rigor in operations/supply chain management, ideally a company known for lean manufacturing / operational excellence and that manages through policy deployment (e.g., Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, etc.)
  • Balance of operations (manufacturing, supply chain, SIOP) and commercial (marketing, sales, product management, growth) experience, ideally having directly managed these functions on the route up to general management
  • Track record of implementation and execution utilizing Lean and Continuous Improvement concepts and strategies (e.g. SIOP, Value Stream Organizational Structures, etc.)
  • Comfortable driving growth through a product management structure in a fast-paced, growth-oriented business; proven track record of delivering results
  • Ability to facilitate change and gain buy-in from staff at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel, ~50% travel required

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.

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