Manufacturing Consortium Manager (MCM)

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Manufacturing Consortium Manager (MCM)

May 7th 2024Remote

EMC’s continued growth has resulted in a need to grow our team. Supporting our regional, provincial, and national efforts, the Manufacturing Consortium Manager will provide facilitated professional support to manufacturing employers throughout the region, as well as acting as the main connection between EMC’s member organizations, manufacturing stakeholders and communities, EMC’s network, resources, programs, services, and special initiatives.


  • Maintain, develop, and grow relationships throughout EMC’s manufacturing audiences (including manufacturing firms (both members and non-members), manufacturing stakeholders, community, and government partners.)
  • Manage and facilitate consortium and network activities, through regional strategic interest groups (SIGs) delivered in-person, onsite and/or virtual online venues. Organize tours and benchmarking opportunities regionally, which help members collaborate and learn new ideas on existing and often longstanding challenges.
  • Provide on-going support to membership employers/contacts and partners and be the consortium ‘connector / go-to’ for addressing information gaps, assess and monitor industry needs and find consortium solutions.
  • Facilitate growth of EMC’s consortium networks.
  • Build awareness and connections to EMC’s resources, value-added programs, and manufacturing initiatives; and
  • Liaise with community partners/government at all levels (including economic development, local labour market and training partners, various government representatives, sector councils and academia, etc.).
  • Liaise and build relationships with all EMC internal Teams.

Experience / Essential Functions:

  • Proven growth mindset, entrepreneurial and business development skills.
  • Demonstrated relationship development skills that achieve “win-win” scenarios.
  • Dynamic, personable, and forward-thinking leader with strong Interpersonal skills and top-notch communication skills including listening, verbal, and written skills, capable of relating one-to-one and one-to-many, from production through to C-levels.
  • Post secondary education and 5+ years of relevant and relatable experience in the manufacturing sector, which may include team management, facilitation, Human Resources, etc.
  • Manufacturing experience, including best practices, continuous improvement and operational excellence experience is an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience is essential as well as the desire and ability to sell.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with an ability to handle a variety of deadlines and activities concurrently.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database management and CRM tools are an asset.
  • Self-directed with the capacity to identify and define problems and develop solutions while under minimal direction.

Physical Demands & Conditions:

  • Combination of in-the-field work (including onsite meetings, event facilitation and members visits) and office administrative work.
  • Travel needs within the region comprise approximately 30-40% of time (varies) with assigned territory.
  • Flexible schedule required to respond to industry needs. Includes working from home office; and
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required.


  • Long term Contract position for the right candidate.
  • Flexible contract / employment options may be discussed.


Manufacturing is a key component of Canada's output and overall economic well-being. EMC has grown to become Canada's largest manufacturing consortium and, with over one thousand industry events annually, is one of the most active manufacturing organizations in North America. For more than a quarter-century, EMC has been responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise, and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, representing every province across Canada. EMC's total manufacturing audience includes 40,000+ employers and 600,000 manufacturing employees. The manufacturing sector provides jobs for over 1.7 million people (9% of the Canadian workforce), comprises more than 10% of Canada's GDP and accounts for 68% of Canada's merchandise exports.

Our Mission: Canadian manufacturers sharing to optimize learning, expertise, and resources, to achieve world-class.

Our Vision: For Canadian manufacturers to grow and be more competitive – at home and around the world.

Our Values:

  • We build collaborative, trusting relationships
  • We seek to assist, by first listening and understanding
  • We are passionate about helping members / manufacturers realize their expectations
  • We seek to create and innovate results that achieve positive business-impacts
  • We embrace challenges, diversity, and opportunities
  • We are problem solvers
  • We think globally, beginning locally
  • We identify, develop, and promote sustainable solutions

EMC is an equal opportunity organization. We maintain a high commitment to and support of equal employment and contract opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or disability. EMC has (and will continue to be) committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, and training the most qualified individuals for positions at all levels within the organization and our commitment to equal opportunity extends to our contractors, vendors, and partner relationships.

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Contact Information

Those interested in applying for this contract opportunity should submit an outline detailing your experience, skills, compensation expectations and why they are the best fit for EMC as the next Manufacturing Consortium Manager. Please submit your proposal and CV before June 30th, 2024 to Lynn Morris, Human Resource Manager.

Lynn Morris
Human Resources Manager
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