Manufacturing/Operations Manager
Bosch Group
Welland, Ontario, Canada
10d ago

Company Description

Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technologies. Regardless of the motion task that customers face anywhere in the world, they will always find a Bosch Rexroth team with the local experience and the appropriate know-

how from more than 30 industries and all drive and control technologies. Our associates take on their customers’ challenges with passion and persistence until the right solution is found.

This is what makes Bosch Rexroth a strong, reliable partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering and Factory Automation.

As the Drive & Control Company, we develop, produce, and distribute our components and system solutions in over 80 countries.

You’ll find our drive and control technology in a wide variety of applications : From excavators and tractors to CNC woodworking and metal-

cutting machines. You’ll find us in automotive factories, packaging systems for the food industry, medical devices and laboratories.

Job Description

Provide the leadership needed to devise and implement a strategic plan that enables effective execution of value added activities in a manner that is in line with our manufacturing vision and satisfies the market requirements.

Through effective leadership and change management, develop a team of highly motivated professionals that are engaged, accountable and customer focused.

Implement processes that consistently deliver all customer milestones on time, within budget and to the quality expectations of the customer and Bosch Rexroth Canada Corp.

This shall be done in a manner that is profitable, sustainable and aligned with our sales strategy, business targets and values while complying with Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE), Quality and regulatory obligations.

The Manufacturing Vision inspires this team to :

  • Deliver best in class process & operations;
  • Perform Manufacturing activates that provide Bosch Rexroth Canada with a competitive advantage in the market;
  • Serve as a key enabler for our sales force, with a focus on delivering a positive customer experience; and

    Demonstrate results orientation to ensure long term sustainability.

    Key Responsibilities / Activities

    Strategy & Planning

    Outline a process for order execution from the time the order is received to the time the deliverables reach the customer.

    Outline a process for defining and communicating to the sales team, customer expectations as well as deliverables for each order.

    Communicate and make this information transparent to all of the key stake holders regularly and consistently.

    Devise and publish key performance indicators for each function / department that are tied into the customer expectations.

    Take ownership of coordinating all activities in order achieve all customer deliverables. Review current state and put in place effective tools that provide visibility to manufacturing workflow, order status and identify key milestones.

    Develop business justifications for investments that improve workflow, reduce cost and develop our competencies.

    Understand our markets and develop and execute effective counter measures to make us better, faster and keep us ahead of the competition.

    Prepare and take ownership of operating cost budgets, which include personnel capacity planning and succession planning.


    Monitor progress and hold accountable the various stakeholders in the value stream to ensure that all customer milestones are met.

    This includes acknowledgment of orders, release of job package and drawings, manufacturing activities, shipment of product, completion of documentation, etc.

    Document processes that are user friendly and add value to achieving the objective outlined above.

    Motivate the team to make changes in structure and process and as needed, implement the vision and to achieve the objectives, goals and deliverables.

    Create effective, motivated employees in each value stream.

    Provide leadership and direction to key stakeholders. Create a culture of highly motivated, engaged and customer focused professionals.

    Understand our customer needs, quality, speed to market, and delivery and provide a positive customer experience.

    Lead continuous improvements of processes, tools, equipment and identify the people required.

    Develop and steer strategy for supplier development in order to reduce cost, increase services and product improvements.

    Leverage appropriate technology to improve our processes, elevate our communication and create a customer experience that exceeds expectations.

    Create robust manufacturing process that are effective, consistent and reliable.

    With input from the team, develop strategic planning tools and operational work flows that optimise efficiency and performance, providing Bosch Rexroth Canada with a competitive advantage in the market.

    Collaborate with the team, as well as other departments to define goals and expectations that are aligned with overall business targets.

    Put in place key performance indicators, monitoring tools and continuous improvement initiatives (CIP).

    Implement applicable manufacturing practices (e.g. Lean Principles, Bosch Production Systems (BPS) and 5S).

    Work collaboratively with the Quality Department to put in place robust processes that ensure quality and add value.

  • Liaison with Sales and Bosch Rexroth Canada functional areas and establish trust by acting as an emissary and intermediary with function departments creating a culture of customers focus and commitment via high performance teamwork geared towards achieving the objective in a collaborative manner.
  • Work closely with Logistics functional area in a collaborative manner department to determine recommended inventory items and quantities to support sales growth objectives.

    Transformational Leadership

    Establish and communicate the Company and Manufacturing vision targets and expectations.

    Lead highly performing teams consisting of highly motivated professionals.

    Deploy SMART performance goals and ensure accountability and achievement of these goals.

    Foster an environment that enables high associate engagement and professional development.

    Identify and continue to develop competencies that support Manufacturing processes and an agile workforce.

    Demonstrate effective problem solving by resolving identified issues with root cause analysis (to avoid repeat issues or rework).


  • A degree in Industrial Manufacturing (or equivalent) is required
  • A Business degree is an asset, but not required
  • Experience / skills

  • 5+ years experience in relevant manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Inventory and procurement planning experience in industrial products
  • Strong technical background and aptitude
  • Above average communication and organizational skills including project management
  • Applied computer skills to organize data and prepare presentations
  • Financial understanding of statements and key performance indicators (KPIs) and link to operational impact (matrix to be determined)
  • Personal Attributes

  • Effective ability to create, communicate and implement strategy
  • Exceptional leadership, change management and motivational skills
  • Ability to show empathy towards the needs of others
  • Strong collaborate skills
  • Motivational person with the ability to create a sustain a high performance team that is engaged and accountable
  • Customer focused and able to create a positive customer experience
  • Strong organization and process control abilities
  • Additional Information

    By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce and are an equal opportunity employer. Bosch Rexroth welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

    Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

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