Launch Manager

Location: Knoxville, TN
Date Posted: 08-06-2018
Plans, directs, and coordinates all aspects of manufacturing processes in accordance with company objectives and operating budgets to satisfy safety, quality, cost, and delivery requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develops and maintains an effective organization through the selection, training, and motivation of all personnel.
  • Directs the cross functional, customer-focused team in the preparation and implementation of operating plans and strategies consistent with business objectives/plans.
  • Develops plans to use the facilities, equipment, and personnel to meet current and future manufacturing requirements including department budgets and guidelines, plant layout and improvements, and capital expenditure programs.
  • Evaluates, develops, and implements processes to improve manufacturing performance, structured know-how, and costs.
  • Manages the production reporting system for the specified area to ensure accurate information for inventory and manufacturing cost controls.
  • Utilizes BOS to develop and execute systems and processes that meet and /or exceed plant goals for safety, quality, cost, production, and material control.
  • Directs compliance, for areas of responsibility, with ISO/TS16949, ISO-14001, and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with the customers, corporate support functions (sales, engineering, program management, purchasing) employees, and departments that support the manufacturing process.
  • Manages new product launches, continuous improvement projects, and changes in manufacturing methods by evaluating technological developments, investigating feasibility of new equipment and techniques, and providing dependable cost estimates.
  • Provides, implements, and administers timely quality assurance and engineering control functions to ensure product reliability and conformance to customer and federal specifications in the most effective and economical manner possible.
  • Manages the area with the appropriate communication of goals, performance feedback, correction active, and rewards and recognition to provide optimum employee relations.
  • Properly supports or participates in all EH&S activities programs, initiatives, and functions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Automotive Experience, including welding and stamping
  • Strategic leadership with ability to predict and maintain results
  • Demonstrated use of Lean Principles to solve problems
  • Experience developing subordinates and prepare them for promotion or to take on additional diversified responsibilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Strongly Preferred
  • Experience with the use of SAP
  • Knowledge of ISO and TS Quality Management Systems
 
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