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Production Manager

Arnprior, ON, Canada Req #753
Tuesday, January 9, 2024


Production Manager

The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing the safe operation of the manufacturing facility.

This hands-on position will be accountable for the timely and efficient production and shipment of high-quality products.


  • Assures the efficient operation of all departments (i.e. sewing, cutting, maintenance, shipping and receiving, CAD) under their responsibility
  • Supervises and schedules work for all production staff via the Production Supervisor and Line Leaders, ensuring a balanced flow of work from department to department
  • Identifies and deals with workflow problems, liaising with the Production Supervisor and Line Leaders to correct difficulties arising on the floor
  • Identifies areas for improvement in production and product development processing; monitors machine usage and maintenance status
  • Maintains production levels to realize sales forecast within the budget requirement
  • Ensures new orders entered in the production schedule; followed by disseminating the necessary paperwork to each department for information and/or processing
  • Monitors production to ensure production is running in-line with the production schedule
  • Applies methods and procedures to operations as per established company policies, procedures and accepted practices
  • Liaises and coordinates with other departments to maximize overall effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensures health and safety policies and programs are adhered to
  • Conducts regular production meetings to review scheduling progress and discuss any concerns or new ideas, including training, team building, cross training of operators and assess overall morale
  • Plans human resources requirements and oversees employee hiring, training, performance evaluations, setting of staff and department objectives and terminations
  • Promotes and enhances a positive team environment, including efforts to establish and maintain high levels of employee involvement and communication
  • Ensures all plant assets are properly managed and maintained
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the annual operating plan including costs and quality
  • Provides regular financial and productivity reviews as required
  • Assists with recommending and developing capital expenditure projects
  • Maintains respectful communication with co-workers and supervisory staff
  • Familiar with the Company’s ISO Quality Policy and understands the impact of this position on the competitiveness and performance of the company
  • Trained in the requirements of NIJ Standard-0101.07 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor and to facilitate conformity to the NIJ body Armor Compliance Testing Program specifications
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with and ensures Health & Safety policies and programs are followed


  • 4-year degree in a related discipline
  • 8 years’ experience in an operations management position within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of cut and sew industry particularly in an law enforcement or defence environment would be considered an asset
  • Lean certification desired
  • clear understanding of cost of goods sold, profit/loss and balance sheet relationships and well developed analytical and reasoning skills
  • Experience working in an ISO certified organization
  • Proven supervisory, organizational and leadership skills with the ability to lead and motivate production staff and deal effectively with people
  • Superior oral communications skills; must be able to work with all levels of staff
  • Forward thinking, proactive and results orientated
  • Good understanding of current employment and health and safety legislation
  • Strong computer skills

The Safariland Group believes in the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative actions. We pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people, without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.

For those applicants with disabilities, if you require reasonable accommodation in searching for a job opening or submitting an application, please contact us by calling 888-469-6455.

All employment decisions are solely based on the applicant's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position.

Other details

  • Job Family Managers
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Some College
  • Job Start Date Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Arnprior, ON, Canada