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Production Manager

Position overview

Located at our Scarborough facility, the Production Manager is responsible for the planning and the co-ordination and control of all manufacturing processes. The primary responsibility of the Production Manager is to ensure that all goods are produced efficiently, that they are of the right quality, quantity, cost and that they are produced on time. The Production Manager oversees all employees working in the manufacturing facility and motivates them to continue to perform up to the Merrithew Standard. Working closely with other Managers, this individual is a problem solver, people champion and seeks to improve productivity. This role reports directly to the Vice President, Operations.

Major responsibilities

  • Plan and direct the facility’s production activities to assure products are manufactured according to sales and operations plans in time with zero defects
  • Initiate plans and ideas for cost reductions and/or quality improvement
  • Focus and optimize labour utilization. Develop and ensure employee motivation, satisfaction and retention are in place to maintain a positive working environment
  • Work with the Materials Manager to ensure all inventory levels are maintained in order to provide operators materials and tools to produce quality parts to standard
  • Work with and oversee the customer service team and ensure excellence
  • Manage warehouse and logistics
  • Follow and enforce the guidelines and rules as defined in the company policies and Health & Safety Act
  • Coordinate, implement and monitor effectiveness of all initiatives generated to improve productivity, safety in their designated areas
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills and qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years Production Management experience
  • University degree in mechanical/industrial engineering, management or business administration
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques such as Standard Work, Kanban, 5S and Kaizen would be considered an asset
  • General understanding of welding, carpentry, assembly and upholstery
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervisory and leadership skills
  • Strong customer service orientation skills
  • Eager to learn new processes/systems and be proactive in continuous improvement
  • Strong information seeking and problem solving abilities
  • Proven track record in developing employees to attain higher performance standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and computer literacy
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Please note

  • At the present time, we will only consider those applicants who are legally authorized to work in Canada
  • A complete job description will be provided upon request

Merrithew is committed to providing accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, please indicate so by notifying Human Resources.

About Merrithew

Merrithew, Leaders in Mindful Movement, was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 30 years they have been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide.

Other high-end Merrithew fitness brands include ZEN•GA®, Total Barre®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training and Halo® Training. Merrithew has trained over 60,000 students in over 135 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets.