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Assistant Plant Director

Company: Gestamp North America
Location: Mason
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

With over 20 years' experience, Gestamp remains a leader in the European automotive industry. Dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing of metal automotive components, Gestamp focuses on innovative development to produce safer and lighter vehicles.

At Gestamp, we believe people are the architects of our company's success. This mindset is an essential asset for the organization. We welcome talented, motivated and team-based individuals who want to assemble their next career with Gestamp!

This individual will assist the Plant Director in managing, directing and implementing operations strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of the facilities goals. Responsible to manage and lead operations to ensure safety, quality, positive work environment, on-time delivery, customer requirements, and manufacturing needs are met. The Assistant Plant Director will provide oversight, leadership and motivation to direct reports that emphasizes safety, continuous improvement, quality, customer satisfaction, accuracy, productivity, cost reduction, housekeeping, efficiency, training, teamwork and morale. He/she will be responsible for assuring the manufacture of the required quantity and quality of products.

Assist the Plant Director in ensuring that launches are successfully planned and executed successfully and within with budgetary scope.
Manage, direct and implement operation strategies and objectives including essential elements of safety, on-time delivery, quality, and lean to ensure the achievement of the plant's goals.
Assists in developing and meeting the plant operating budget.
Directs and approves all requisitions for maintenance, repair of building, equipment, machine parts, and manufacturing supplies. Recommends and/ or makes improvements in machinery and equipment in manufacturing methods.
Controls allocation and use of personnel to ensure fulfillment of production schedules in all Operations departments.
Accountable for establishing and maintaining a culture of mutual respect and teaming; Leading the team in accomplishing the plant's goals and objectives.
Ensure that the business of the facility is conducted in an ethical manner and in compliance of Federal, State and Local Laws.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Business or other relevant field required; or equivalent automotive managerial experience on a 2:1 experience/education scale. Master's Degree a plus.
Ten (10) years of progressive experience in a Tier 1 or OEM automotive manufacturing environment.
Five to ten (5-10) years of hot stamping experience a strong plus
Proven leadership ability and people management skill.
Minimum of five (5) years progressive managerial experience in automotive management.

Deep knowledge of plant management systems, productivity measures, safety and quality assurance; quality mindset.
Detailed understanding of automotive manufacturing processes: stamping, welding and coating.
Detailed understanding of the requirements of various customer and accreditation requirements, including TS16949, ISO14001, OEM requirements.
High level of communication skills both written and verbal.
A thorough understanding of employee relations, employee involvement, continuous improvement, lean principles and group problem solving.
Ability to make business decisions and to develop and lead a strong management team.
Strong skills in MS Office, SAP, customer and vendor systems.

Gestamp North America, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Gestamp North America, Lansing , Assistant Plant Director, Professions , Mason, Michigan

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