Plant Manager

Company Name:
Career Development Partners
Plant manager for an 800 non-union employee plant manufacturing power steering systems for autos and trucks. They have a die cast foundry in the plant.
Safety is extremely important as well as quality. Manufactured parts/systems are sold to Japanese and US auto makers. Candidate must have good familiarity with
Japanese manufacturing methods (Kan ban, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, etc.). This plant is part of a $13 billion international auto parts manufacturing firm.
Note: The company plans to double USA sales over the next 4 years - WOW!!
Summary / Purpose:
Provide overall leadership and management of plant personnel and functions in compliance with all applicable policies, business objectives and performance targets, with particular focus on "Safety First, Quality Always". Lead continuous improvements in safety, quality, delivery and operating costs. Develop operating strategies, annual financial plans, capital budgets and personnel resource plans.

Essential Job Duties:
Set goals for HS&E and oversee compliance to policies and efforts to ensure a safe, risk free working environment compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.
Provide leadership and direction for the achievement of quality goals relative to process yield / scrap, non-conforming product and customer complaints.
Inform corporate support departments of relevant customer or business issues, make recommendations and seek direction as appropriate.
Lead the resolution of customer related issues and actively participate in customer sponsored training or kaizen activities.
Determine plant policies consistent with company values and direct the application of those policies.
Provide open communication and participate directly in positive employee relation's activities to maintain a union-free work environment.
Participate in long-range plant enhancements, conversions and equipment planning.
Ensure proper operational availability, including approval of capital equipment requirements and assurance of successful product launches to meet customer requirements.
Manage the execution of production schedules to meet 100% of customer needs.
Responsible for cost effective resource planning and obtainment of salary administration objectives and targets.
Lead Kaizen and improvement activities to achieve departmental and overall plant financial plans.
Represent the plant in the community and promote the company's goodwill and interests in community activities.
Maintain privacy of all PHI in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Strong understanding and commitment to quality, health, safety and environmental management systems.
Understanding of the automotive market place, especially as related to Asian transplant vehicle manufacturers.
Knowledge of lean production systems, such as the Toyota Production System, or experience dealing with customers, budget preparation and cost control.
Ability to work in a participative, team-based environment and maintain a drive for goal accomplishment.
Self-motivated with excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and leadership skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong PC skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

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