IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE MANAGER – EXTRUSION for our Edmonton, AB client.

We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Manufacturing Excellence Manager for Extrusion. This role is based in the Edmonton location and reports to the Director of Manufacturing Excellence.

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We are currently looking for someone to help develop Operational Excellence initiatives in our Extrusion plants, driving the Divisional KPI’s, coordinating plants to achieve optimum potential of staff, systems, equipment, machines & site operations.

Principal Responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environment / Quality

Ensure a Safety-First culture and support Aliaxis Divisional & Global Safety standards deployment

Support the implementation of the Divisional HS&E strategy, ensure site accountability and report progress, events and initiatives to Divisional Leadership Team and COSO

Manufacturing Excellence

Contribute in developing a divisional organization structure to deliver Manufacturing Excellence across the region ensuring alignment, discipline and financial targets are achieved.

Contribute and support the businesses to deliver against the manufacturing excellence KPIs.

Ensure implementation of Division wide projects and initiatives through ongoing liaison with key stakeholders.

Conducts site preparation, performs site audits and sustainability checks.


Contribute to the development of Best Place to Work objective.

Ensure that Group organisational standards for management for Health and Safety, Quality, ISO14001, Corporate Policy, Customer Excellence and business values are adhered to during project delivery.

Responsible for executing manufacturing excellence goals and execution plant wide to achieve performance, financial and staff development objectives.

Facilitates, assists, and develops shop floor excellence operations and removes barriers for employees to meet measurable objectives.

Deploys and participates in Gemba walks and coaching employees on 5S / standard work / visual management development/modification/adherence, M.D.I., continuous improvement, flow, and problem solving and other lean methods, techniques and processes.

Attends to individual mindsets to help foster a culture of change leadership.

Participates in the training and development of plant employees in excellence program

Support planning, execution and sustainment of Kaizen and Lean manufacturing related events within value stream team(s).

Track and report program progress and communicate with plant leadership.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or another related Technical field is required.

5-10 years of proven successful experience in leading manufacturing sites or teams, with focus on manufacturing excellence projects and demonstrated process improvement success.

Good command and knowledge of Plastics manufacturing is an asset.

Experience in the extrusion industry is an asset.

Demonstrated experience of having lead teams in a performance management environment across different sites.

Must have a solid understanding of Engineering, Project Management, Lean Principles, Six Sigma, Financial acumen.

Solid project management experience.

Must be able to manage cross functionally with direct and indirect influence.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Must be able to Coach and facilitate individually and at the team level.

Demonstrate a sense of urgency and strong personal ownership to operational performance and excellence.

Effective at engaging and leading stakeholders across levels and businesses in order to realize operational excellence goals and objectives.

Willing to travel within the Extrusion Plant network.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to: