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Operations Manager in Langley

Status: Completed





Founded in 1992, Megapro designs and distributes a wide variety of multi-function screwdrivers, as well as a line of complementary driver accessories.  With over 20 driver models in the current product offering, new product innovation continues to be a focus of the company.  Always manufactured with the highest standards and quality materials, Megapro strives to provide customers with the best hand tools on the market.

Above all, satisfied customers and the reputation of Megapro fuels the day-to-day operations of the Megapro team.  There are growing opportunities for new products, distributors and manufacturers globally. Megapro is searching for the Langley Operations Manager to oversee the Langley operation and be a part of the growing team.

The Role:

The successful candidate will be part of the team who leads the production, purchasing, material planning, inventory control, quality, and logistics activities in the Langley facility. This individual will report to the Operations Manager and contribute to leadership decisions.

The Responsibilities:

  • Actively collaborate in setting the strategic direction of the company, make recommendations to improve operational efficiency
  • Map process flows to eliminate waste and meet Megapro’s strategic goals, ensure inventory accuracy with a robust inventory control process
  • Ensure customer expectations are exceeded, customer service is a priority and all deliveries are on time
  • Develop and implement lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives to increase production capacity and decrease costs
  • Evaluate daily production reports regarding labour-hours, machine hours, output, quality and material usage as compared to standards
  • Schedule production in a way that’s realistic and achievable to meet on time deliveries
  • Determine if the right people are in the right roles – make necessary changes to increase efficiency
  • Set-up new product part numbers and bill of materials in ERP, educate others and demonstrate clear concise communication skills
  • Create and maintain a flexible workforce where mutual respect and cooperation is maintained

The Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing and distribution in an operations leadership role, a diploma or degree in business
  • Training in LEAN, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, ISO 9001 and/or continuous improvement has in-depth knowledge of operations including administration, safety and quality control
  • General knowledge and training in manufacturing principles and processes, previous experience with a Materials Resource Planning (MRP) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is required
  • Experience writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals, a consummate communicator who understands the impact of communication
  • Naturally leverages communication skills for success within the company and externally with customers and distributors
  • Ability to make decisions and give clear and concise directions to carry them out, strong negotiation and follow-up skills, attends to the needs of the customer
  • A team player, who consistently leverages talent and expertise within the operation
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious, and competitive, demonstrates energy and a sense of urgency in executing day-to-day responsibilities
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Able to travel to the United States

Our goal at People First Solutions is to hire top performers for our clients. To this end, our selection process is thorough, enabling us to collect very detailed information. We base our selection process on Topgrading®, a proven method that allows our clients’ to effectively match top performing candidates to key leadership roles. As well, we integrate TalentSorter®, a behavioural science based assessment tool to help companies hire for “fit.”

If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in PDF, in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.