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Plant Manager

Azimut Management

This is a Contract position in Saint-Leonard, QC posted June 15, 2022.

Azimut Management
– Executive Recruiting is a recruiting firm active everywhere in Canada within the manufacturing field.

We recruit high-level executives specializing in manufacturing operations, engineering, finance and accounting, sales and marketing and logistics.

Our client, the Soprema Group ( of Drummondville, is presently seeking a Plant Manager for its Woodstock plant in Ontario.

All new position within a highly dynamic and modern organization.

SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions for the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors.

Founded in Strasbourg, France in 1908, SOPREMA now operates in over 90 countries.

SOPREMA Canada employs around 900 people in twelve manufacturing facilities and eleven technical-sales support offices located throughout Canada, including the Research and Development Center in Drummondville.

The individual we will retain will be a talented, creative and especially, motivated to significantly contribute to the company’s advancement.

The company’s organizational culture favours team work and the professional development of existing managers, within a very modern management framework.

Plant Manager (Woodstock
– Ontario) The Plant Manager manages all plant activities.

He must ensure that all operations are performing to standard and will be directly responsible for: Health and Safety, employee relations, operating budget, raw material supply, manufacturing performance, maintenance, quality, shipping, and inventory management.

He communicates the company goals and ensures the implementation of the means to achieve them.

He actively takes part in the development of his plant by evaluating and recommending investment projects.

More specifically, the retained individual will:  Plan and monitor the strategy, operational plan, monthly objectives, and the financial statements of the plant and ensure that the actions taken, and the results of all departments meet the required targets;  Ensure compliance and enforcement of occupational health and safety standards;  Assume full responsibility for site operations;  Ensure management and analysis of performance indicators;  Plan and manage the annual production budget;  Outline continuous improvement programs and develop the culture of continuous improvement in his plant;  Coordinate and support the health and safety, production, maintenance, quality, shipping, supply, and environment/energy to achieve the overall objectives of the plant;  Plan human resources needs in terms of recruitment and skills development;  Mobilize the teams and ensure their synergy in order to achieve the objectives of the plant;  Actively participate in several committees such as the Health and Safety Committee;  Coordinate efforts between the plant and the external departments such as R&D, marketing, technical department, project team, logistics and sales management;  Develop and maintain close collaboration with other plants to have better synergy and collaboration.

The Criteria Bachelor of Engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6 years relevant in an automated industrial environment; University education in business administration, engineering or another relevant field; 5 to 10 years of experience in production or plant management; Integrity and respect; Commitment and professionalism; Demonstrate emotional intelligence and empathy; Demonstrate unifying and innovative leadership; Solid skills in managing work relations; Ability to work under pressure and in a team; Must have an excellent ability to communicate both in writing and orally; Initiatives a sense of ownership and responsibility.

The overall compensation is very competitive.

Furthermore, the organization is offering a comprehensive range of fringe benefits.

If you find this most stimulating challenge interesting, please forward your curriculum vitae in full confidentiality to Claude Raymond, MBA, at the following electronic address: