Director of Manufacturing

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date posted: Mar 23, 2021


As a key member of the Senior Management team and under the general direction of the Vice President of Operations, this position is responsible for providing leadership, operational expertise and strategic direction of the MacDon Manufacturing facilities. The Director of Manufacturing is required to deliver operational excellence in accordance with corporate strategy and business objectives.


  • Manages the operations of the MacDon Manufacturing facility including components, multiple assembly lines.
  • Leads TPM activities and responsible to utilize equipment and engage personnel in the most effective way.
  • Leads department managers to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies, procedures, and applicable legislation.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data.
  • Directs the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of production standards.
  • Develops short- and long-term business needs assessment regarding capital requirements, staffing and supervision.
  • Ensures compliance to collective bargaining agreement standards and participates in negotiations.
  • Implements lean principles as they apply to manufacturing operations.
  • Develops, monitors, and continuously evolves Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as established for each operational unit. Establishes performance objectives for all direct reports and manages their performance to these objectives.
  • Develops and cultivates strong working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops and manages new initiatives as related to capital projects, new processes and/or new products.
  • Develops and tracks departmental annual budgets.
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.)
  • Oversees rework and repair activities to make sure product is available to Shipping.
  • Motivate, develop, and train Manufacturing team supervisors and employees.


  • Strong negotiations, presentation and communication (both verbal and written) skills to effectively lead, motivate, mentor and develop team.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in a manufacturing environment that includes supervisory, quality and manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Post-Secondary education in a Science or Business related discipline such as Engineering or other relevant technical post-secondary education.
  • Formal Leadership and Continuous Improvement/Lean Training.
  • Experience with budgeting and financial reports. Able to work with word and Excel to create reports as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental legislation.
  • Experience working with a Collective Agreement would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Agricultural equipment would be an asset.