Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
Our client, an automotive manufacturing company here in the West MI area is looking for a General Manager to join their team.
Summary of responsibilities:
Support the development and deployment of a strategic plan to advance the region s mission and objectives and promote revenue, profitability and growth in line with Divisional and Corporate strategies.
Lead, develop and motivate Plant Directors to ensure operational excellence in all areas and targets (e.G. Production, quality, profit, cost etc.) to meet and contribute to a wide range of business targets.
Full deployment of the company s standardized operating system, including plant standard organization and standardized production processes in all plants.
Work in collaboration with Manufacturing/Process Engineering to optimize the operational efficiency strategy
Develop strong and effective relationships with key internal external stakeholders.
Oversee operations to ensure safety, production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources.
Oversee Lean activities and drive a culture of continuous improvement and employee involvement
Approve regional operational procedures, policies and standards.
Review external reports and financial statements to determine changes in market conditions and revise business objectives and plans accordingly.
Provide planned and ad hoc reporting to executives at all levels of the corporation on organizational plans, results and business performance.
Actively drive and support all aspects of the company s culture, ethics, and values, including being an obvious practitioner and lead by example.
Proactively communicate with appropriate internal departments and functional support leaders in a manner the sets them up for success.
Other duties as assigned
Develop and achieve the agreed upon strategic & operational goals.
Take corrective actions where performance deviates from plan to continue achieving operational goals
Manage full and complete P&L performance.
Establish & maintain appropriate monitoring systems, ensuring effective measures, controls and reporting mechanisms exist.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders including strategic OEM customers, key suppliers and local authorities (where needed).
Lead the development and implementation of common processes, systems, standards and tools in full alignment with Divisional and Corporate standards.
Closely manage financial status to ensure targets are achieved.
Proactively support functions in all business situations, to ensure functions meet their strategy, business goals and functional requirements
Deploy company standards within area of responsibility
Foster a culture of continuous improvement and ensure the effective execution of CI plan
Ensure plants meet or exceed customer requirements in terms of product / service delivery timescales and quality.
Manage escalated issues including quality concerns
Proactively develop, build and maintain working partnerships inside and outside the company, including customers and suppliers to further business performance
C-operation with global functions to fulfill the global strategy
Manage risk for the cluster in line with corporate policies and goals, including: - Environment, Health & Safety, Quality, Financial risk and Operational risk
Execute statutory responsibilities and ensure operations comply with relevant legislation, regulations and corporate policies, laws, and internal governance audits and procedures, etc.
Bachelor s Degree
15+ years of operational management experience in s similar position within the automotive industry