General Summary

Plans and coordinates manufacturing activities through supervision in assigned area and provides leadership and motivation to direct reports that focus on safety, quality, efficiency, and cost reduction that exceed the customer’s expectations. 

Essential Job Functions

Lead and manage all manufacturing activities and related functions for assigned area(s) to meet customer and company requirements.

Understand and execute all plant policies and procedures.

Lead development and management of annual plan, budget, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), operating efficiency, and cost control.

Develop and maintain positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.

Provide direction and motivation to group leaders and supervisors focusing on safety, quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, safety and health, and morale.

Ensure further development of group leaders and supervisors through performance evaluation, development of training plans, feedback, coaching, corrective action, and cascade training.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Experience

Minimum 8 years of relevant manufacturing experience required, preferably automotive.

Minimum 4 years of leadership experience in a professional environment required.

Personal/Technical Skills

General understanding and practical work experience with manufacturing systems and processes.

Versed in statistical data entry and utilization of trend analysis.

Strong leadership skills and ability.

Excellent problem solving and people skills.

Ability to teach assistant managers, group leaders, team leaders, and team members in basic fundamental skills and facilitate Job Instruction Training (JIT).