Founded in 2002, Ontario Plants Propagation Limited aims to be North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants. Our customers put their trust in us to provide premium-quality vegetable plants year-round. To achieve this, we must hire motivated & passionate people that support our workforce and facilities. Our Values: At Ontario Plants our top priority is to consistently produce the highest quality plants for customers across North America. Our market leading position has been achieved by a strong focus on core values shared across the organization: Always Reliable, Innovative, Teamwork and People, Planet and Profits. Position Summary The Production Analyst is responsible for analyzing daily operations performance, including reporting and recommending process improvements related to the operations of Ontario Plants. This position will work with several departments to identify, develop action plans and track the implementation of projects that will improve the profitability and efficiency of operations. The ideal candidate will have strong business acumen, an understanding of the people analytics processes that combine HR and business data, and how this information can drive higher levels of organizational performance. Job Description/ Responsibilities
Continually analyze key performance indicators to identify events, trends, and patterns in greenhouse workflows, operational areas of opportunity, and collaborate with Operations to resolve them.
Responsible for gathering and analyzing data across the organization for decision making support Performs daily checks to ensure tracked data is accurate and complete
Regularly reviews the accuracy of the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports and executes on continuous improvement opportunities
Use visualization tools (PowerBI) to report on the - productivity results to drive clear action daily
Thoroughly understand the capabilities of the electronic time tracking systems to improve efficiency and productivity targets
Responsible for ensuring system is fully functioning, being developed as system upgrades may be required, and data gathering is accurately completed by trained staff
Manage tablet inventory and security including assigning, tracking, and training users
Provide insight, solutions to Operations Managers clearly and concisely based on data analysis
Maintain open communication with Operational leaders to coordinate changes to: optimize performance and productivity; mitigate negative impacts to business goals; and activate business recovery plans when needed.
Deliver presentations and reports to senior management on efficiency and productivity rates
Take the lead in the design and development of formats and procedures for feedback on the efficiency, productivity, and individual performance of supervisors, team leaders, operators, and laborer's
Support occasional brainstorming sessions with managers and operations team to identify project opportunities
Implement continuous improvement initiatives, digital tracking and analyzing, incentive program & others as per request by manager and/or senior management team
Conduct statistical analysis for projects to outline and justify improvements necessary to reduce/eliminate inefficiencies within all processes for Greenhouse.
Manage employee surveys, interviews, and gathers ideas or suggestions from team members to improve data entry and operational procedures
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in commerce, economics, mathematics preferred but not essential
1-3 years relevant work experience
Computer skills – Advanced Excel skills, and proficiency in all other main Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and advanced Microsoft PowerBI skills
High level of sound judgment and logical reasoning
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with high credibility at all levels of the organization
Must demonstrate flexibility and strong commitment to meeting deadlines
Self-motivator with ability to work independently
Ability to write comprehensive reports
Strong verbal and written communication skills
An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving
Strong attention to detail
Experience with LEAN (an asset)
Ability to communicate in Spanish (an asset)
Experience in Agriculture or Manufacturing (an asset)
Physical Location / Working Conditions
Ability to attend and conduct presentations
Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 519-637-2119. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those meeting the requirements will be considered.
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