The Operations Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating production operations (stamping, assembly, and paint). Responsible for ensuring and improving productivity, efficiency, and profitability of production operations, the Operations Manager leads the development and implementation of production methods and strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Education and Experience
- Plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate the operations of production related activities;
- Develop and implement a proactive approach to ensure maximum OEE and FTT;
- Coordinate, manage, and monitor the workings of the various production areas;
- Lead the development of work instructions, process training, and supervision of daily operations;
- In coordination with maintenance management, assist with scheduling of all production equipment maintenance activities based upon customer delivery requirements and production schedules;
- Identify, develop, and implement strategies to meet and exceed production targets;
- Lead daily production meetings to communicate goals and provide feedback on overall team performance;
- Recommend and implement initiatives for continuous improvement utilizing a data driven approach;
- Maintain and update Business Operating System reporting requirements;
- Establish and monitor departmental KPI’s and customer satisfaction metrics to drive operational effectiveness;
- Assist with root cause analysis initiatives, and implementation of production related corrective actions;
- Lead and support the attainment of site budgets and objectives relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost;
- Identify, develop, and deliver relevant manufacturing-related training;
- Provide overall team development strategies through training, coaching, mentoring, counseling, and performance measurement;
- Maintain compliance with all company policies and Health, Safety, and Environmental regulatory requirements;
- Ensure safe work practices are being followed by all team members;
- Assist with Layered Process Audits, as well as internal and external certification audits (IATF, TS, and ISO);
- Coach, inspire, and manage departmental talent, ensuring proper staffing levels, and compliance with HR policies and procedures;
- Build and enhance relationships with internal teams and vendors, facilitating effective business partnerships and issue resolution.
- Perform additional tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate.
- Bachelors Degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or other closely related field preferred; or a minimum of eight (8) years of operations experience supporting an OEM supplier related manufacturing facility may be considered in lieu of degree;
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in manufacturing operations supplying automotive OEM industry;
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in metal stamping, robotic welding, and E-Coat paint strongly preferred.
- Minimum of four (4) years of management or supervisory experience required;
- Demonstrated experience managing production team members including initial hiring, skills assessment, performance management, career development, mentoring and coaching.