Operations Manager

First Light Technology is looking to add an experienced Operations Manager to our team!

First Light Technologies (FLT) is a fast growing, award-winning designer, and manufacturer of solar powered, outdoor lighting products. For the last 4 years we have been included in the Canadian Business Profit 500 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies and are on track for continued expansive growth in 2020 and beyond.

From our Victoria B.C. location, we work globally with a focus on building safer, more usable communities through solar outdoor lighting.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Victoria, B.C.

Position Overview

The Operations Manager will be responsible for the planning and executing on all our manufacturing and logistics activities. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, organized and have a track record of great execution. Working directly with the executive team you will put your broad skills into action to scale FLT’s operational capabilities as we continue to grow. This is a full-time role based out of our manufacturing facility in Victoria, BC.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage manufacturing and logistics portfolio, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance management
  • Manage, mentor, and develop staff, processes, and projects
  • Lead planning, scheduling, procurement, and logistics
  • Ensure on-time and on-cost delivery of products
  • Manage and control inventory levels of both product and supplies
  • Select and manage vendors to ensure quality, timeliness, and cost effectiveness
  • Develop and document procedures
  • Develop, measure, monitor, and communicate operational KPIs for communication to senior management
  • Manage budgets and provide performance reporting as required
  • Foster a continuous improvement culture and make recommendations on changes to team structure, process, and equipment

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience managing productivity, efficiency & process improvement in a manufacturing setting; preference given to those with a technology-oriented company or industry
  • Minimum of 5 years direct management experience including hiring and performance management
  • Experience in managing planning, procurement, and logistics
  • Previous experience managing manufacturing equipment lines
  • Proven leadership abilities with good communication skills
To apply on this exciting opportunity please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Attention: Sarah Elliot, Recruiter.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.