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Director of Operations

Vancouver, BC

Purpose of Role:

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, Weir Motion Metrics Director of Operations oversees all manufacturing: global services, sales operations, safety, health, and environment (SHE); sourcing, planning and procurement.

In addition, this role directly supervises, sets direction, and owns performance metrics for multiple teams and will be a critical strategic leader as Motion Metrics grows and evolves.

Why choose Weir:

Be part of a global organization dedicated to building a better future: At Weir, the growing world depends on us. It depends on us constantly reinventing, quickly adapting and continually finding better, faster, more sustainable ways to access the resources it needs to thrive. And it depends on each of us doing the best work of our lives. It’s a big challenge – but it is exciting.

An opportunity to grow your own way: Everything moves fast in the dynamic world of Weir. This creates opportunities for us to take on new challenges, explore new areas, learn, progress and excel. Best of all, there is no set path that our people must take. Instead, everyone is given the support and freedom to tailor-make their own career and do the best work of their lives.

Feel empowered to be yourself and belong: Weir is a welcoming, inclusive place, where each individual’s contribution is recognized and all employees are encouraged to innovate, collaborate and be themselves. We continually focus on people and their wellbeing. We believe in fairness and choose to be honest, transparent and authentic in everything we do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Direct leadership and owner of Motion Metrics operations and team management. Manages the ESCO Motion Metrics Operations function, which includes multiple departments (Mid-Level, leading other managers, supervising others). These Departments include Manufacturing, Sourcing and purchasing, Global Services, and Sales Operations.
  • Business Performance Management: Accountable for Motion Metrics performance metrics, for manufacturing, sourcing and purchasing, global services, sales operations and SHE. Manage and report on the performance of Motion Metrics Operations; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of annual business objectives. Achieves financial objectives by forecasting needs, preparing a budget, and managing expenditures.
  • Strategy & Planning: Implement Motion Metrics Operations Strategy to help achieve the ESCO Division Operations priorities, anticipating complex issues, challenges, and opportunities. Ensure the strategy is successful. Develop and gain agreement to annual business plans for Motion Metrics Operations, ensuring alignment with strategy; quantify business outcomes (i.e., production volume or other key performance indicators); detail expense and headcount budgets; and develop business cases for key projects, ensuring cross-functional integration. Communicate the function’s strategy and its relationship to Weir’s mission, vision, and values; clarify the actions needed to implement it within the area of responsibility; motivate people to commit to these and do extraordinary things to achieve the ESCO Division’s strategic priorities
  • Stakeholder Management: Identify and manage stakeholders, finding their needs/issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.
  • Business Development: Identify the capabilities needed to meet the current and emerging business needs of ESCO Division’s Motion Metrics Operations by evaluating current capabilities, identifying gaps, and prioritizing development activities.
  • Safety First: Demonstrate 100% commitment to our zero harm behaviors in support of our drive towards developing a world class safety culture.

Job Knowledge/Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or similar applicable field from a four-year college or university. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Ten + years of progressive experience in business industry, operations, manufacturing, or technical sales leadership is required. Substantial P&L responsibility over the last ten years.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in developing and implementing manufacturing operations strategy—ability to effectively read and understand detailed financial statements.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to share and engage others in the vision of the business.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to create short, mid, and long-term strategies.
  • Must be results-oriented and demonstrate the ability to meet critical metrics.
  • Substantial experience in managing international inter-company relationships and an inter-company value chain.

Founded in 1871, Weir is a world leading engineering business with a purpose to make mining operations smarter, more efficient and sustainable. Thanks to Weir’s technology, our customers can produce essential metals and minerals using less energy, water and waste at lower cost. With the increasing need for metals and minerals for climate change solutions, Weir colleagues are playing their part in powering a low carbon future. We are a global family of 11,000 uniquely talented people in over 60 counties, inspiring each other to do the best work of our lives.

Compensation: $156,376- 185,000 CAD

Weir Motion Metrics is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Actual compensation packages are determined by several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, certifications, relevant education or training, and specific work location. Packages may vary by location due to differences in cost of living. The recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for a preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the listed range reflects the base salary or hourly range only.

For additional information about what it is like to work at Weir, please visit our Career Page and LinkedIn Life Page.

Weir is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.


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