Production Manager

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Date: Mar 21, 2024

Location: Port Hope, CA

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Total Compensation


  • Annual base Salary of $80,000.00 to $100,000.00

    10% Annual Bonus based on personal and corporate performance.

    3 weeks’ vacation + 5 personal/Sick days + company determined floater days.

    Pension Plan after 6 months of employment.

    Benefits including Drug, Medical, Life Insurance, Paramedical (including massage) and more.

    Virtual Healthcare

    Phytness Reimbursement

    Employee Assistance Program.

Job Purpose

We make paint and coatings !!!

Keeping our core values, Safety, Integrity, and Sustainability as a top priority, the production manager is responsible for managing the manufacturing processes of the plant. This will be achieved by supporting the overall operations effort to create a culture of functional and operational excellence while delivering leading product to our leading markets. 

Key Accountabilities


  • Manage the production of the manufacturing plant, establish performance standards for production and lead continuous improvement. 
  • Lead an operational excellence agenda by teaching functional excellence in all areas while achieving sustainable improvements in safety, reliability, productivity, quality and eco-efficiency of the production plant and operations.
  • Implement production management systems and processes including planning, leading, organizing and controlling the delivery of the operations contribution to the site objectives and overall performance in terms of health and safety, service and quality, and personnel.
  • Establish processes to understand, look for and respond effectively to hazards in safety, health, security, and environment, taking account of people, plant, community, and procedures.
  • Develop and coach individual team members and build a motivated team which collectively is capable of and fully involved in achieving the tasks as assigned.
  • Coach and provide direction to supervision on multiple shifts and enforce personal performance standards within the team.
  • As a member of operations management team, contribute to the formulation of site objectives from an operations perspective and ensure operations capabilities, constraints and HSE (Health and Safety Environment) considerations are incorporated into overall production planning.
  • Responsible for monitoring direct and indirect operating costs, variable operating costs, and related noncapital expenditures. 
  • Perform other key activities as required. 

Job Requirements


  • Post Secondary Diploma (bachelor’s degree preferred).
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience in paint/coatings an asset.
  • 5+ years of previous supervisory/management experience leading direct reports.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills:  Outlook, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.   SAP is an asset.
  • Physical Requirements:  Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.

AkzoNobel is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 38062 #LI-KT1

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