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Manufacturing Manager

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: London, ON, CA

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Manufacturing Manager to support our business located in London, Ontario.  Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as tier one and two suppliers within the automotive industry?  That’s right!  In fact, in 2019, we were named as one of GM’s “Supplier of the Year” recipients.  Our automotive products fall into four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Manufacturing Manager you will lead as well as develop the manufacturing team whilst maintaining a Safety-First approach in all activities.  Your contributions will directly impact the business by cost, quality, and productivity of the product line. You will lead a team of Production Workers, Shift Managers, and the Shipping & receiving area, reporting directly to the Branch Manager.   

So, what will you be doing as a Manufactyuring Manager?

  • Leading a Safety first approach maintaining a zero accident culture. Ensures and monitors work, accident prevention and environmental protection regulations of the facility to assure a safe and productive work environment free of any liabilities or defects.
  • Develop and manage within the manufacturing budget. Responsible to execute daily production plan.
  • Monitors Quality and quantity of output; takes appropriate action, including shutdown of process, to prevent scrap and assists others in investigations to determine causes of quality defects.
  • Optimize manufacturing efficiency through flexible manufacturing structure, improvement through Lean Manufacturing methods within operations and optimize production utilization and Strategy.
  • Maintain a culture of functional and Operational Excellence, supports 5S, lean initiatives and to be a committed role model for our Company’s Values.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal capabilities and strengthen the organization (Succession Planning) through training, career development opportunities and recruiting as necessary to achieve Manufacturing objectives.
  • Adherence to internal and external Business Processes and Certifications synonymous with a large US Incorporation operating within the Automotive Industry and all other local legal requirements.
  • Fulfill assigned primary, secondary and or tertiary deputy/back-up roles as assigned and required on occasion by the business.


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree of technical studies
  • Automotive experience
  • Experience in understanding financial statements
  • Experience in people management
  • Experience in project management
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to lead with targets to ensure continuously improving manufacturing performance
  • Working knowledge of operational metrics and improvement tools (VSM, PDCA, 8 wastes, line balancing, etc.)
  • Adequate experience in the use of common IT-solutions (MS Office, HFM, etc.)
  • Hands-on mentality and excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Social and intercultural competence as well as good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Commitment to 100% safety, quality and continuous improvement
  • Ability to interact positively with employees of all levels across the organization


Things we consider a plus

  • Experience with Seating and Lumbar support, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for! Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team. Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!


We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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Regarding Equal Employment / Equal Access

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, and all its Canadian affiliates value the diversity of skills, knowledge, and perspectives our employees bring to our workplace. We believe the presence in our workforce of individuals with characteristics protected under local human rights legislation, including but not limited to females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, persons from all faiths and national origins and of all colours reward us with greater talent, new ideas and unique perspectives.
It is therefore our policy to recruit, hire, promote, transfer, administer benefits and handle all other conditions of employment in a non-discriminatory manner without discrimination regarding any protected status under local human rights legislation. Our Chief Executive Officer has requested that all of our employees make equal opportunity a priority.
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