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General Manager

Grand Rapids, Mi

Posted: 05/25/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 22574 Pay Rate: $ 220000.00 - $ 275000.00

Job Description

Our client, an innovative leader in the automotive manufacturing sector, is seeking a dynamic General Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a Tier 1 manufacturing facility and overseeing all aspects of the operation. This is a unique opportunity to join a company with a highly technical and refined patented process that is revolutionizing the industry.
As a turn-around specialist, the ideal candidate will establish themselves as a single, solitary voice on the floor and with upper management teams, and be comfortable in hot and dirty environments, and comfortable navigating high-pressure situations. They will have a strong background in P&L responsibility and a solid understanding of OEM expectations. The successful candidate will also possess exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to manage a high-performance team.
*          Lead and direct all aspects of the manufacturing operation, including production, quality control, and safety.
*          Develop and implement strategies to improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase efficiency.
*          Ensure compliance with all safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements.
*          Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and industry associations.
*          Manage financial performance, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
*          Implement best practices and process improvements to optimize operations and achieve cost savings.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced General Manager with a proven track record of success in turn-around environments. They will possess excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills, and have a strong background in negotiation and contract management. If you are a motivated and results-driven leader with a passion for automotive manufacturing, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity with our client, an innovative leader in the automotive manufacturing sector.

Job Requirements

*          Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or related field. MBA preferred.
*          Minimum of 10 years of experience in a high-level management role in automotive manufacturing.
*          10+ years of experience in a senior leadership role in automotive manufacturing
*          Strong technical knowledge of automotive manufacturing processes and systems
*          Solid understanding of OEM expectations and requirements
*          Experience in turn-around environments and ability to establish oneself as a single solitary voice on the floor and with upper management teams
*          Strong background in negotiation and contract management
*          Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills
*          Experience with lean manufacturing principles and Six Sigma methodologies
*          Experience in a hot and dirty manufacturing environment
*          Experience with implementing and managing complex supply chain processes
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