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Plant Director


This is a Contract position in Saint John, NB posted February 14, 2021.

Over the past 80 years, one branch of MAPEI has developed into a worldwide leader in the manufacture of total systems for the installation of floor coverings in commercial and residential construction.

Under the responsibility of the Director of Operations MAPEI Americas, the position holder organizes, plans, directs and controls all the sectors’ activities for Production, Shipping and Receiving, Customs, Maintenance, Inventories, Purchases and Quality Control. MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION: Hires, supervises, disciplines, evaluates and discharges the employees of all the sectors under his (her) responsibility.

Supervises production planning and work schedules and timetables.

Supervises the planning of various projects and does the follow-up with the Plant Ingineer Supervises the planning of the equipment maintenance (preventive maintenance, breaks, etc.) as well as building maintenance.

Makes sure that all activities in his sector respect the Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management System (ISO14001) standards and has the appropriate improvements done, when required.

Must make sure that all his sectors meet the occupational hygiene, regulatory and prevention of health and safety standards, that the accident investigations and analyses are being done in due time, that corrective actions are being taken immediately and this, on an every day basis; that the inspection reports are being analysed and that action is taken upon these.

Must meet the objectives set by the Corporation, such as the % of variation (error) in the inventories, the number of days required to deliver the merchandise ordered, reducing the % of absence, accidents, retention, cost, quality, targets and performance KPI.

Communicates the deliverables to his staff and all employees.

Prepares and submits various verbal or written reports to the Corporation and keeps it informed, in a general manner, of all activities.

Must plan and execute a yearly budget and make sure to meet it.

Keeps all the necessary statistics in order to revise the plants’ activities.

Maintains a continuous contact with the Corporation in order to solve various problems that may affect operations.

Encourages employees to work in a safe manner and to respect applicable Health and Safety laws and regulations through regular meetings with the employees.

Drives Managers and Supervisors to develop and promote a safe workplace with their employees in order to mobilize them for this purpose.

Supports and analyses the recommendations from the Health and Security Committee and answers them in a timely manner.

Carries out any other related task.

Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline (in an engineering discipline, an asset) and 10 year experience in a similar organizational context Member of the Corporation of Engineers, an asset Very good knowledge of office automation software such as Word, Excel, and Outlook Knowledge of AS400 and MSProject, an asset Good understanding of the financial world Good supervision, negotiation, political and communication skills Leadership and good interpersonal relationships Knowledge of distribution and storage logistics, quality standards, production planning and buying process Sense of customer service, team spirit and proactivity Sense of planning and organization Can work under pressure Time and priorities management Capacity to challenge situation or people Analytical capacity, synthesizing and strategic mind Detailed (rigorous) Join MAPEI and “build the future with us” We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only communicate with selected candidates