Plant Manager

  • Full Time
  • D3J

Ply Gem Canada

*Who We Are*

If you’ve ever worked with one of our industry leading brand teams, then you already know how well we listen to you, solve your problems and bring you better solutions. Now imagine having this same kind of trusted relationship with a team of experts in other building areas: windows, siding, stone, metal buildings, and metal roofing and wall solutions. This is why Cornerstone Building Brands was built.

We became the multi-category leader so our customers can experience the same consistent level of partnership and leadership across numerous building categories.

Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, servicing commercial, residential and repair and remodel markets. We’re the #1 manufacturer of vinyl siding, windows and metal accessories as well as North America’s top choice in metal roofing, and wall systems.

With an expansive product offering and more than 30 locations across the country, Our Canadian Division is uniquely positioned to enhance the value we provide to our partners and customers. We’re committed to providing high-quality exterior building solutions that our customers and communities can count on.

Our building solutions are the cornerstone of the communities we serve. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

*Scope of the Role*

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Plant Manager is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and resource stewardship for a high-volume manufacturing site located in Calgary, AB, Canada. The plant is part of the Canadian Business Unit, employing approximately 400 employees in a unionized environment, and produces Ply Gem windows and doors.

This role is accountable for driving timely and impactful improvements to the operating environment and for delivering performance at or above expectations for safety, quality, delivery, cost, and their team. The successful candidate will lead the execution of cross-functional strategies and plans that ensure we execute the company’s manufacturing excellence roadmap. The goals of this role are to manage structured change and combine long-term thinking with near term actions and decisions.

Successful candidates demonstrate their commitment to their team by taking direct responsibility for the safety of the people who work in your business, build trust and value the experience of the team around them and look to develop the people, sets high expectations for self and others, is a change agent and an effective communicator, is comfortable frequently interacting with senior leaders, and shows personal resilience.

* Set an unwavering expectation that relationships between supervisors, peers, and employees are respectful and inclusive.
* Maintain environments that influence how we feel physically and mentally at work and reflect attention to detail not only in the quality of our output, but in our daily productive routines.
* Develop site strategies for COGS reduction while managing growth and/or expansion.
* Reduce costs of goods measured as savings year-to-year including direct labor and overhead.
* Manage and ensure successful new product/piloting.

*Cross Functional Leadership*
* Take responsibility for the safety and security of the people who work in our business, the products we supply to customers, and the company’s physical assets; identify, assess, and address any immediate safety and security issues.
* Create optimized schedules that balance production efficiency, deliver supply, and employee well-being by selectively and strategically using OT.
* Ensure compliance with quality assurance measured in our QA Index and Right First Time.
* Help drive all TQM activities within the sites.

*Operations Excellence*
* Invest a substantial amount of time reinforcing our manufacturing excellence roadmap, holding his/herself and others accountable for performance and leadership commitments.
* Identify and implement ways of working that make lean thinking and employee engagement a way of life in the plant: focus will be on the process, not the individual.
* Drive simplification efforts within the site, particularly those that impact operational costs.
* Help manage the effort for all new equipment, assist in establishing a project team, clearly establishing a Commissioning/Qualification/Verification (CQV) process approach.

*Talent & Organization*
* Invest significant effort on talent offense and aligning training and development of teams to mindsets and skillsets important to the future of our business.
* Provide tactical direction as needed for all operations groups.
* Develop and train leadership and technical groups.
* Use qualitative and quantitative approaches to forecasting labor demand and mix.

* Foster a culture, including ways of working and behaviors, that is congruent with our mission, values, and success model.
* Take an active role in the community: raise awareness about opportunities the manufacturing industry can offer, nurture future manufacturing talent, grow their network and the company’s reputation, and give back.
* Develop and deliver approaches to improve culture based on employee engagement survey data.
* Develop and implement solutions that drive a high-performance culture.

* Lead and support in plant move and installation of new equipment and manufacturing capabilities.
* Lead and participate in cross-functional projects and business initiatives as needed.
* Perform other duties, as required.

* Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering or business, or in place of a degree, a minimum of 12-15 years of significant, relevant professional experience.
* Minimum of 8 years previous experience in manufacturing, including packaging, process engineering, warehousing, and assembly.
* Minimum of 4 years in people management role, including leading a cross disciplinary leadership team.
* Experience in a unionized environment is a definite asset, with a proven ability to cultivate a cohesive work environment, promoting teamwork and collective success.
* Proven track record of application of lean tools, processes, and systems to deliver sustained continuous improvement preferred.
* Experienced leading teams through compliant execution of formally defined management systems.
* Experience participating on cross-functional teams, driving decision-making, and overseeing operational and financial metrics.
* Possesses strong knowledge of manufacturing supply chain functions, including planning, logistics, quality, materials management, and inventory control.
* Requires minimal travel (10%).
* All Microsoft Office products; AutoCAD and statistical packages desired.

*Why Join Our Team*

Our employees are empowered to make a meaningful impact on our success while pursuing a wide range of opportunities to meet your personal aspirations for development and advancement within a stable, growing Canadian industry leader.

*What You Can Expect from our Company*
* You will be Part of a Winning Team
* You Can Capitalize on Your Opportunities and Make an Impact
* You Will Be Well Rewarded for Your Contributions to our Success
* You’ll work for a growing company with an excellent reputation in our sector for providing great products and customer service
* Competitive and tangible rewards that provide fair compensation relative to expectations and effort including base earnings, benefits for you and your family, and contributions toward your retirement savings
* Additional performance-based compensation depending on your role
* Competitive vacation time and flexibility in work schedules and location consistent with your role
* Resources and support to help you manage your personal wellness

*What the Company Expects of our Team*
* Bring yourself fully to work each day
* Playing your role on the team so together we Win as One
* Welcoming and Driving Change to support our continued evolution
* Help drive the success of our Canadian Business through living our universal core values
* Making an Impact to ensure our continued success

_Cornerstone Building Brands Canada is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities. We will accommodate applicants’ needs, upon request, throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please inform us of the accommodation(s) that you may require.

Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. #CLP_

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

* Dental care
* Disability insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Extended health care
* Life insurance
* On-site parking
* Paid time off
* RRSP match
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision care
Flexible Language Requirement:
* French not required
* Monday to Friday
* Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Calgary, AB T2C 2B6: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

* Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

* plant management: 4 years (preferred)
* Lean manufacturing: 8 years (preferred)

* Calgary, AB T2C 2B6 (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-05-13%53506355% %%management%%