Assistant Plant Manager


Kalamazoo, MI

Industry: Automotive


11 - 15 years

Posted 32 days ago

  by    Greg Downs

Assistant Plant Manager Summary:

The Assistant Plant Manager is responsible for the on-time production of quality products while handling the daily activities of the plant.

Assistant Plant Manager Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the plant operational activities to ensure the safety of associates, high product quality standards and production schedules are met so that the P&L is positively managed at or below budgeted cost to established specifications.
  • Able to manage key KPI metrics and characteristics to identified operational targets.
  • Timely output of product in response to customer orders.
  • Provide recommendations to the Plant Manager for capital investments to maintain or improve the quality of the production process.
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction.
  • Oversee the job tasks available and coordinate the adjusted work for employees with work restrictions.
  • Secure a quality production process that meets established standards and achieves desired product yields
  • Ensure consistency with all production of appropriate disciplinary actions.
  • Influence positive change and continuous improvements using Lean, TPS, and trained problem solving methodologies (i.e., Six Sigma, RedX, etc.) through meaningful, effective communication.
  • Leads in the professional development of operational leaders.
  • Develops and executes manufacturing strategy delivering on committed financial performance and customer service.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary controls.
  • Experience with product management / development or new business development.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and meet schedule and budget requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience (customers, suppliers, employees).
  • Results oriented approach.
  • Ability to establish priorities based on customer needs and critical milestones.


$150K - $160K