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Production Manager - MEC

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Production Manager
Deadline: July 29, 2014
Posted: July 15, 2014

Job Description / Duties

What you’ll be doing

- Leading the execution and delivery of the Production team to meet seasonal product sourcing strategies and product plans. Planning, managing and delivering initiatives and workplans with in-depth understanding of the product lifecycle
- Implementing and executing MEC production, in accordance with MEC’s brand policies ensuring product and production standards and expectations are met
- Planning, implementing, and managing production resources, calendars, initiatives, structure, and processes/systems to optimize delivery of business requirements
- Defining and leading vendor performance metrics in order to inform decisions on sourcing – to this end assess and evaluate capabilities and establish and build production relationships
- Managing, developing, coaching, supervising and reviewing performance of the Production Coordinator team
- Leading the proactive resolution of predicted or actual issues
- Working cross-functionally to participate in initiatives that contribute to the growth, improvement and evolution of the MEC Brand
- Leading and coordinating special projects or initiatives
- Constantly learning about product, product categories, product features

Qualifications / Required Skills

What you need to do it well

- Completion of post-secondary education in related field i.e. Manufacturing, Business, Engineering
- 5 to 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in garment and/or outdoor equipment production
- Minimum 5 to 7 years in a management/supervisory role
- Extensive knowledge/background in garment and/or outdoor equipment construction
- Develop and manage high performance teams to meet deadlines and deliverables in a fast paced environment
- Demonstrated leadership, project management, negotiation and planning skills
- Exceptional communication skills, oral and written.
- Effective time management and organization skills
- Working ability and functional expertise in Windows environment (Word, Excel), experience with product data and production management systems considered an asset
- An appreciation for being active and getting outside, and a passion for the products that enable this

Additional Information

Salary: annual salary based on experience

Contact Information

How to apply:
Interested candidates are asked to apply on our website only. Please visit to set up a profile, apply for this position or browse through current job postings at MEC. Only applications received through our website will be considered. We thank all applicants for their time and interest in MEC, but will only contact those selected for an interview. Deadline to apply is July 29, 2014

Employer Profile

A retail co-operative, MEC exists to enable and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lifestyles, supporting activities such as climbing, hiking, snowsports, watersports, cycling, running and yoga. Well known for selling high-quality products that offer great value, MEC employs outdoor enthusiasts who possess a strong service ethic to provide its members with an authentic and accessible customer experience. MEC has more than 3.75 million members across Canada, whom it serves through 17 stores in 6 provinces and An individual lifetime membership in MEC costs only $5.

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