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Posted May 6th

Director, Production - Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Windsor, Ontario

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Pernod Ricard USA

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Posted May 6th

Director, Production - Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Windsor, Ontario

Function

Operations

Experience

Other

Type

Full Time

Company Name: Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Location: Windsor, ON

Hiram Walker & Sons Limited , a Pernod Ricard Company, is the place where ambition thrives. As part of a global enterprise, we are proud to be delivering the market such exciting brands as Wiser's Whisky, Polar Ice Vodka, Malibu Rum, and Lamb's rum. Let your ambition lead you toward outstanding opportunities with progressive rewards. For insight on our heritage please click
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Position Summary

To establish a strategic direction and action plan for the Production Division in order to achieve greater competitiveness and benchmark operations as determined and agreed to for Hiram Walker & Sons Limited. Ensures compliance and excellence in Customer Service, Quality, Delivery, Product, Safety, Environmental and Employee Health & Safety. This senior leadership position will be responsible for challenging existing norms, leading change initiatives and delivering projects on time and within budget. Focuses on developing organizational and people capabilities in order to maximize business objectives and results, ensure sustainable succession planning and employee engagement. Member of the site Leadership team focused on continuous improvement, cross functional communication and cooperation between functions to maximize site opportunity and profitability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops business strategy for the Production Division, including business, production opportunities including line additions utilization and flexibility.
  • Drive business strategy by linking to department and individual performance plans.
  • Develop and manage annual operating, overhead budgets, capital projects and execute actions plans that drive efficiencies. Manage resources to ensure objectives are delivered.
  • Provides leadership to managers, supervisors and/or professional staff; may also include technical/business support or production/operation staff. Builds high performance work groups focused on customer service and delivering results. Inspires and motivates employees to achieve performance levels and potential through highly developed coaching skills, communication skills and by ensuring proper development training.
  • Leads the effort to achieve stretch business results by being a champion of Continuous Improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools, specifically pertaining to changeover, first hour efficiency, OEE and cost per case.
  • Use current and emerging technology to drive automation and production efficiency.
  • Work closely with logistics, planning and raw material divisions to identify efficiency and ensure inventory targets are met without compromising customer service levels.
  • Leads change initiatives to deliver business results while maintaining an engaged workforce and Union Leadership commitment and acceptance to the change.
  • Ensure compliance of Occupational Health & Safety Act (section 25, 26, 27, and 28) per Hiram Walker & Son's Ltd Policy- Management-Supervision-Worker Safety Responsibilities.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the ISO 18001, 9001, 2200, 14001 program are delivered on time.
  • Ensure timely corrective action on all observations and non-conformances.


  • Required Skills & Abilities

  • 5-10 years of management experience in a Lean, SMED, TPM, Six Sigma Manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in low margin, Consumer Packaging is considered an asset.
  • Experience with change management and implementation within production and workforce initiatives
  • Dynamic leadership and employee engagement skills
  • Extensive Experience with scrap reduction, process efficiency improvements and value engineering
  • Project management skills
  • High level of regulatory technical expertise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven presentation skills
  • Financial and budgeting experience
  • Experience in a Unionized Environment an asset
  • Strong Computer Skills in MS Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel.


  • Functional Competencies

    Risk Management:

  • Participates in risks analysis and assessment and recommends mitigation action plans within his/her scope
  • Ensures the implementation of recovery plans
  • Keeps him/herself regularly informed of legal data evolutions within his/her area of expertise and learns from his/her researches
  • Understands compliance with norms and local regulations and ensures their implementation
  • Implements risk management systems and processes within his/her scope


  • Operations Performance Optimization:

  • Designs performance measurement systems
  • Implements long term improvement processes and monitors for the results
  • Acts as an ambassador towards other functions, initiates and develops knowledge sharing with colleagues in his/her own area


  • Operations Planning Optimization:

  • Challenges demand assumptions (e.g., sales and long-term inventories) and propose / refines the plan
  • Participates in key decision making (e.g., sales and operations planning) in order to integrate planning and operational constraints (financial, service, time)
  • Drives performance KPIs (product availability...) and adapts plans to meet targets


  • Production/ Process Management:

  • Creates actions plans and processes to drive improvement in KPIs
  • Has a sound knowledge in wine and spirits' industry's techniques and how to implement them in his/her area
  • Able to create new production processes and ways of working
  • Lead advanced problem-solving groups
  • Contributes to the evolution of production strategy in response to requirements and market needs in alignment with Group strategy


  • Logistics Optimization:

  • Schedules the workflow adapting to levels of activity
  • Is able to recommend industrial tool adaptations in order to fulfill the needs, taking into account profitability objectives
  • Understands how to optimize transportation, warehouse management in relation to customer service and implements it
  • Sets and delivers the relevant kpis for logistics : OTIF, DIC, CPC, Warehouse utilization, Environmental targets
  • Identifies opportunities for Capex to improve Logistics performance
  • Designs processes such as traceability systems
  • Handles 3PL: sources, manages and evaluates


  • Procurement:

  • Is able to prepares tenders and to challenge specifications
  • Implements negotiation's concepts and techniques (objectives setting, arguments preparation, tools...)
  • Evaluates vendor responses against business requirements, taking into account financial, technical and all other criteria for decision making
  • Is able to monitors suppliers on a day to day basis and escalates if necessary (e.g., finance, quality, changes in strategy...)


  • Physical Asset Management:

  • Anticipates replacements' needs and prevents failures
  • Proposes and explains assets improvement 's options (for example through PMP audits)
  • Designs Capex plans in line with performance improvement, lifecycle cost and new technologies in order to support asset management (supported by IT system data)
  • Proposes information systems' updates in order to improve profitability


  • Creativity & Innovation:

  • Keeps him/herself regularly informed of technical and business data evolutions (consumers' needs, new trends, processes, products and packaging evolutions ...) and learns from theses researches
  • Identifies internal or external creative ideas and adapts products, systems or processes on the basis of these existing new ideas, on his/her scope
  • Makes business analysis, proposes action plans and identifies needed resources
  • Proposes innovative solutions when facing problems, suggests innovations requiring additional resources and funding within a site


  • Business & Financial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of business concepts, environment, internal and external stakeholders
  • Implements cash management strategy on the operations' scope
  • Monitors operations' financial KPIs and understands their drivers
  • Demonstrates a general knowledge of standard cost and budgeting process
  • Demonstrates an understanding of calculation and operational costs such as COGS and logistics


  • Customer Service & Quality Orientation:

  • Ensures adequate quality and service management system are in place, recommends improvements aiming at improving customers satisfaction and alignment between their expectations and the site's capabilities
  • Recommends customer service and quality measurement indicators evolutions
  • Designs preventive and corrective action plans in order to ensure compliance
  • Acts as an ambassador for customer and quality orientation


  • Project & Change Management:

  • Identifies and masters a wide range of projects/change management methodologies (organize & lead teams, scheduling, ...)
  • Anticipates changes that impact Operations processes
  • Evaluates the operations' environment and recommends appropriate change action plans
  • Leads projects/change management initiatives at company level and/or cross-functional level
  • Ensures with the stakeholders that the expected results are achieved and adapts/realigns if necessary
  • Acts as an ambassador for change (adapts his/herself, remains positive, reduces resistance to change, resolves conflicts, etc...) towards other functions


  • Communication & Relationship Building:

  • Demonstrates awareness to communicate with different groups and individuals to create business benefit, seeks out opportunities for cross-functional collaborations
  • Identifies and proactively develops strong business relationships (internal or external)
  • Builds respect and credibility
  • Is competent in various communication media


  • Leadership Competencies

    Risk Management:

  • Participates in risks analysis and assessment and recommends mitigation action plans within his/her scope
  • Ensures the implementation of recovery plans
  • Keeps him/herself regularly informed of legal data evolutions within his/her area of expertise and learns from his/her researches
  • Understands compliance with norms and local regulations and ensures their implementation
  • Implements risk management systems and processes within his/her scope


  • Operations Performance Optimization:

  • Designs performance measurement systems
  • Implements long term improvement processes and monitors for the results
  • Acts as an ambassador towards other functions, initiates and develops knowledge sharing with colleagues in his/her own area


  • Operations Planning Optimization:

  • Challenges demand assumptions (e.g., sales and long-term inventories) and propose / refines the plan
  • Participates in key decision making (e.g., sales and operations planning) in order to integrate planning and operational constraints (financial, service, time)
  • Drives performance KPIs (product availability...) and adapts plans to meet targets


  • Production/ Process Management:

  • Creates actions plans and processes to drive improvement in KPIs
  • Has a sound knowledge in wine and spirits' industry's techniques and how to implement them in his/her area
  • Able to create new production processes and ways of working
  • Lead advanced problem-solving groups
  • Contributes to the evolution of production strategy in response to requirements and market needs in alignment with Group strategy


  • Logistics Optimization:

  • Schedules the workflow adapting to levels of activity
  • Is able to recommend industrial tool adaptations in order to fulfill the needs, taking into account profitability objectives
  • Understands how to optimize transportation, warehouse management in relation to customer service and implements it
  • Sets and delivers the relevant kpis for logistics : OTIF, DIC, CPC, Warehouse utilization, Environmental targets
  • Identifies opportunities for Capex to improve Logistics performance
  • Designs processes such as traceability systems
  • Handles 3PL: sources, manages and evaluates


  • Procurement:

  • Is able to prepares tenders and to challenge specifications
  • Implements negotiation's concepts and techniques (objectives setting, arguments preparation, tools...)
  • Evaluates vendor responses against business requirements, taking into account financial, technical and all other criteria for decision making
  • Is able to monitors suppliers on a day to day basis and escalates if necessary (e.g., finance, quality, changes in strategy...)


  • Physical Asset Management:

  • Anticipates replacements' needs and prevents failures
  • Proposes and explains assets improvement 's options (for example through PMP audits)
  • Designs Capex plans in line with performance improvement, lifecycle cost and new technologies in order to support asset management (supported by IT system data)
  • Proposes information systems' updates in order to improve profitability


  • Creativity & Innovation:

  • Keeps him/herself regularly informed of technical and business data evolutions (consumers' needs, new trends, processes, products and packaging evolutions ...) and learns from theses researches
  • Identifies internal or external creative ideas and adapts products, systems or processes on the basis of these existing new ideas, on his/her scope
  • Makes business analysis, proposes action plans and identifies needed resources
  • Proposes innovative solutions when facing problems, suggests innovations requiring additional resources and funding within a site


  • Business & Financial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of business concepts, environment, internal and external stakeholders
  • Implements cash management strategy on the operations' scope
  • Monitors operations' financial KPIs and understands their drivers
  • Demonstrates a general knowledge of standard cost and budgeting process
  • Demonstrates an understanding of calculation and operational costs such as COGS and logistics


  • Customer Service & Quality Orientation:

  • Ensures adequate quality and service management system are in place, recommends improvements aiming at improving customers satisfaction and alignment between their expectations and the site's capabilities
  • Recommends customer service and quality measurement indicators evolutions
  • Designs preventive and corrective action plans in order to ensure compliance
  • Acts as an ambassador for customer and quality orientation


  • Project & Change Management:

  • Identifies and masters a wide range of projects/change management methodologies (organize & lead teams, scheduling, ...)
  • Anticipates changes that impact Operations processes
  • Evaluates the operations' environment and recommends appropriate change action plans
  • Leads projects/change management initiatives at company level and/or cross-functional level
  • Ensures with the stakeholders that the expected results are achieved and adapts/realigns if necessary
  • Acts as an ambassador for change (adapts his/herself, remains positive, reduces resistance to change, resolves conflicts, etc...) towards other functions


  • Communication & Relationship Building:

  • Demonstrates awareness to communicate with different groups and individuals to create business benefit, seeks out opportunities for cross-functional collaborations
  • Identifies and proactively develops strong business relationships (internal or external)
  • Builds respect and credibility
  • Is competent in various communication media


  • Leadership Competencies

    Strategic Vision:

  • Motivates and engages peers and staff to support and facilitate change
  • Translates the organization's vision into clear, specific and achievable plans
  • Builds relationships outside and within the organization and maintains strong, long-term relationships
  • Incorporates understanding of the connections between areas of the business into decisions


  • Entrepreneurship :

  • Challenges the status quo by thinking out of the box and taking educated risks
  • Exemplifies a personal commitment and desire to achieve despite obstacles
  • Gains commitment by highlighting areas of agreement and focusing efforts on resolving areas of disagreement


  • Results Orientation:

  • Measures and tracks key business results and processes to assess performance
  • Effectively manages time by identifying and removing "time wasters" for self and teams
  • Maintains composure and high performance standards in a challenging environment
  • Actively shares lessons learnt from past experiences and knowledge of best practices


  • Live the Values:

  • Guarantees the highest professional standards and promotes ethics by notably confronting and addressing inappropriate or unethical behaviors
  • Demonstrates commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities by promoting Group and local initiatives
  • Establishes a mutual trust environment by communicating in an honest, straight forward and transparent manner with colleagues at all levels
  • Recognizes, rewards and celebrates team success


  • Team Management:

  • Inspires team members by communicating the shared purpose and holding people accountable for performance
  • Empowers team members to make decisions, providing guidance and support when required
  • Facilitates team performance by integrating understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of team members


  • People Development:

  • Serves as a trusted coach or mentor to ensure employees can achieve their development and career objectives
  • Openly provides ongoing constructive and balanced performance feedback\\
  • Identifies and selects the most qualified talent for positions


  • Education

    Required: Technical degree in Business, Finance or Engineering

    Preferred: Masters, Business Administration

    Financial Responsibility

  • Overall managerial control and decision making responsibility. Determines and changes priorities in line with financial, business and organizational objectives.


  • We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including aboriginal, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, family status, national origin, age and gender.

    Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process or wish to view our accommodation policies, please contact the Human Resources Department at Accessibilty.Canada@pernod-ricard.com

    Thank you for your interest in Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries, CorbySpirit and Wine Limitedand Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. All resumes submitted will be reviewed byourrecruitment team and kept on file for six months in consideration for this and future opportunities. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact provincial offices directly as all recruitment is coordinated through the Corporate Office in Toronto.

    Job Posting End Date:

    Target Hire Date :
    2020-07-01-07:00

    Target End Date :
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario