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Business Unit Manager --Automotive

Bowling Green, KY
Experience in an automotive stamping plant is a must-have. 
Job Description:
  • Oversee activities of production and operating employees under the direction of the Manager.
  • Develop short- to mid-term strategies to meet business objectives for Hoshin.
  • Execute decisions based on business conditions in congruence with corporate vision.
  • Gather and analyze information from work sites to identify root causes in resolving business issues.
  • Employ 8-Step Problem Solving to resolve problems for continual improvement.
  • Direct and assign work schedules, assignments, tasks, and duties.
  • Monitor results and processes to proactively maximize production and eliminate waste.
  • Prepare departmental reports and present them to Manager and/or executive management.
  • Complete necessary documentation, such as status changes, time-off requests, and performance evaluations.
  • Work with Human Resources Manager to identify and interview potential employees for job positions.
  • Interpret work orders, specifications, and company policies and procedures for employees.
  • Collaborate with other Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and team members in sharing information to address business needs.
  • Assist Manager in developing and implementing standard work instructions.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role within the production department
  • Must be willing to cross-train
  • Must have proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Has experience overseeing between 20+ people.
  • Has a strong understanding of planning, scheduling and inventory systems
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience working in the automotive industry is strongly preferred preferred
  • Experience using stamping equipment is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Lean or TPS practices is preferred
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