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Process Excellence Lead

Location: MULTIMATIC MECHANISMS GROUP OFFICE, Concord, Ontario, Canada

Posted: January 30th, 2020

Scope of Position :

To review, enhance, and sustain standardized business processes that continuously improve manufacturing and new product launch performance. Proactively review business processes to evaluate opportunities for standardization or improvement, while verifying compliance via on-site audits and providing training as needed. This position will interface extensively with plant manufacturing and new product launch teams in a mix of office and shop floor environments.


Key Responsibilities :

  • Set direction, implement, facilitate, administer, and verify the manufacturing business system and associated initiatives at the plant(s).
  • Involve all employees in the manufacturing business system utilizing Lean Manufacturing methods and process improvement strategies through alignment with global leadership.
  • Significant initial focus on APQP business processes and guiding project team compliance.
  • Define objectives, goals and milestones, with General Manager(s) and APQP teams.
  • Coordinate the deployment strategy, planning and implementation processes.
  • Train cross-functional teams on required knowledge, tools and practices.
  • Support both office and shop floor teams (coaching, mentoring, and guidance).
  • Plans and coordinates APQP audits by project Phase/Gate and reports results in monthly leadership and/or KPI meetings.
  • Plans and coordinates manufacturing business system process audits.
  • Coordinates and develops specified manufacturing business systems standards.
  • Track implementation activities and identify process deviations/roadblocks. Coordinate and propose identification of alternatives and solutions to plant teams and senior leadership.
  • Drive and support process reviews and improvement potentials, reporting status to plant teams and senior leadership.
  • Develop and maintain an organized record keeping system that ensures accurate data related to standards, audits, roadmaps, and associated activities are accessible to the required team within Multimatic.
  • Work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Adopt and practice Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. Participate in Kaizen and GEAR activities.
  • Follow all general procedures where applicable as indicated in the General Procedures section of the Level III Procedure manual.
  • Follow all Departmental General Procedures as well as procedures or process maps for this position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work in compliance and conform to IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards.

Basic Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Automotive Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, or Program Management.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of APQP and Core Tools.
  • Previous experience with business processes / systems implementation would be an asset.
  • Understanding or World Class Manufacturing (WCM) strategies and tools would be an asset.
  • Good Computer skills including knowledge of MS project, Excel, Word and others.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949/ISO 14001 systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams in a multicultural global environment.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English with excellent communication skills.

Closing date for applications is February 28th 2020

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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