Director, Operations

May 22 2024
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Professional and Administration Positions
Amherst, NS • Full time

With more than 50 years of Aerospace industry experience, IMP Aerostructures, an Operating Unit of IMP Aerospace and Defence, is a leader in the Aerospace industry providing top quality, structural components and assemblies to clients such as Bombardier, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems and Lockheed. Located in the quaint town of Amherst, NS, just a short trip from Moncton, NB, you'll enjoy a lifestyle that offers all of the amenities of big city living in a rural setting. Recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, IMP Group takes enormous pride in the diligence and hard work its employee groups provide. Known for providing its employees with a supportive and challenging atmosphere, fostering growth and personal development, IMP Aerostructures has an immediate opening for a motivated individual to join its winning team!

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Vice President, General Manager based at our facility in Amherst, Nova Scotia, you will lead an experienced team of professionals in our Production, Procurement and Engineering Departments, focused on driving efficiency and productivity targets that meet or exceed budget expectations and customer deliverables.

What You Will Do:

  • Drive the success of a cross functional team.
  • Engage Senior Leadership in Continuous Improvement projects and implement Lean Manufacturing strategies that will drive operational excellence, increase capacity, and reduce costs.
  • Lead the evolution of business process, implementing Industry 4.0 Improvement initiatives across all disciplines.
  • Assess manufacturing operations, and identify innovative strategies that increase production efficiency, eliminate waste, reduce inventory, reduce lead-times, and increase overall quality and delivery performance.
  • Cultivate a culture of employee engagement and safety, ensuring that industry best practices are applied.
  • Support business decisions and performance management through analysis of data while leveraging key performance indicators to monitor progress.
  • Actively prepare and monitor budgets, targeting areas for cost reduction and the maximization of materials and supplies.
  • Analyze the current development structure of the workforce, identifying and addressing skills gaps to maximize performance in all areas.
  • Support in the annual strategic planning process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring:

  • University degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a senior operations management role.
  • Experience in the Aerospace and / or Manufacturing Industries preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate results.
  • Must possess advanced computer skills including MS Office and Microsoft Project
  • Strong people management, communication, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must be eligible to meet requirements for Canadian controlled goods program (CGP), U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Canadian Government security clearances.

What We Will Do For You:

  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including RSP Program, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Long Service Awards, Volunteer Grant Program, Scholarship Program, and more!

Applications for the above position will be accepted until the position has been filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only individuals selected for an interview will be notified.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Aboriginal people, visible minority groups, persons with disabilities and women in occupations of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self identify on either your cover letter or resume

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