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  • The STORY Group

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous Improvement Manager

Compensation: up to $135k

Bonus: 10%

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Client: Confidential

Location: Central GTA


Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Continuous Improvement Manager (CIM) is responsible for Continuous Improvement initiatives with a strong focus on operational improvements and best practice optimization for our manufacturing facilities while meeting all of the quality standards set forth by the company and government regulations.

The successful candidate will work side-by side with management staff to discover inefficiencies in business processes and determine the best ways to bring our business methods in line with our financial goals. The CIM will coordinate with all site and supporting staff to assist in the enhancement of existing business processes and implementation of new systems. The CIM will lead to ensure high quality and timely support to users and looks to continually improve the quality of the services provided.

KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities of the role, while not limited to, include:

The CIM is expected to be familiar with a variety of continuous improvement concepts, practices and procedures. A key focus will be made with the continuous improvement & development of policies, processes and technology.

The CIM will be focus on the following core activities in the first 18 months:

  • Value Stream Mapping of the New Toronto and Ajax processes

  • Setting up of standards, routing and cycle times to set a baseline for measurement of efficiency, improvement analysis and configuration of our new ERP system

  • Assist in the configuration and test of the new ERP system prior to go-live

  • Construct a productivity pipeline build up from target improvement project charters

  • Change-management preparations and end-user support during the introduction and go-live of the ERP system at New Toronto and potentially other plants

  • Consulting and supporting management to achieve the targets for productivity and quality

  • Coaching of leadership teams in the definition and realization of their CIP projects and the utilization of the CIP tools

  • Develop CI methodology, perform training, coaching and assessment, in collaboration other functions

  • Establish & monitor CI KPI’s, based upon Plant Key Operator Factors and objectives, ensuring alignment & comprehension at all levels of the operation

  • Provide additional support in other areas of Operational Excellence as needed

  • Ensuring operating compliance to DCL policies and processes


Following are the minimum requirements for the position:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacturing, industrial or Electrical), Commerce, or equivalent

  • College DiplomaCertification in Lean Six Sigma - black or green belt preferred

  • Structured and process orientated with experience of achieving continuous improvement

  • Ability to motivate and coach teams towards stretch goalsKnowledge of ERP/MRP and inventory control

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong negotiating, analytical and administrative skills

  • Ability to multi-task, plan, organize and meet schedules and deadlines

  • Proven interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy

  • Proven ability to work with sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to project professional positive, public image and goodwill

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume in confidence, by e-mail to:

The STORY Group is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

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