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General Manager

  • Work TypeAny Employment
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:11 days ago
  • Job no: 9KY8X
  • Category: Skilled Trades

General Manager

  • Sainte-Croix, Quebec
  • Full-time Permanent
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is a requirement
  • Foundry or Cast Iron manufacturing exp an asset

Ian Martin is working with a reputable manufacturing facility in the Sainte-Croix area that is celebrating 100 years in business. A national manufacturer providing a broad range of cast iron OEM products.

We are looking to hire a General Manager that will oversee two manufacturing facilities within Quebec. The General Manager is responsible for promoting and fostering a culture that upholds the values of this long-standing organization while providing direction to the management team to drive the growth of production, revenue, and the quality of goods and services.

Day to Day:

  • Establish overall vision and direction 
  • Develop strategies to support processes and procedures to enhance corporate performance.
  • Monitor Managers' performance against goals to ensure progress is being made. Meet regularly with Plant Managers (one on one).
  • P&L responsibility as well as forecasting
  • Provide feedback to all leaders to improve production.
  • Responsible for the appropriate staffing levels to meet the requirements of the facility.
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring, terminations, and performance management.
  • Responsible to oversee continuous improvement through Lean Manufacturing Initiatives.
  • Manage the morale in the facility and promote a team approach to Employee Engagement.
  • Review and approve operational plans for material output, inventory, budget spending, material efficiency, engineering effectiveness, and human resources.
  • Analyze and report on key performance indicators and industry trends.
  • Examine reports (e.g. inventory, production, and daily reports) to determine operational activities of the company and ensure optimal performance.
  • Responsible to ensure all company practices, plant rules, policies or procedures, collective agreements are adhered to.
  • Responsible for Union Negotiations.
  • Promote safety and ensure all standards are met or exceeded

Level of Authority:

  • Authority to recruit.
  • Authority to terminate direct personnel.
  • Approve Budgets and spending.
  • Approve all operational and HR-related policies.
  • Business Planning in support of corporate goals

Qualifications and Attributes: 

  • Minimum 15 or more years of previous management experience in a manufacturing environment particularly Foundries.
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business or Engineering.
  • Bilingualism (French/ English) preferred
  • Ownership and accountability to others and self.
  • Good team skills, Interpersonal skills, and ability to establish trust.
  • Leadership ability and ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral). Clear, concise, and articulate communication.
  • Embrace learning, development, and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to execute goals and strategies.
  • Knowledge of customer service, quality forecasting, budgeting, and performance management systems.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and motivating a high-performing team.
  • Ability to communicate goals and execute strategies based on corporate objectives.
  • Communicate with all levels (includes US operations), Union Leadership at the local and regional level and External Clients and various Suppliers
  • Working knowledge of applicable software programs
  • Ability to perform with integrity in a fast-paced, high-energy, and demanding role.

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If you're a professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Workforce, we exist to connect people like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Published on 06 Jan 2022, 6:58 PM