Automotive Plant Manager

Confidential Company  •  Kalamazoo, MI

Less than 5 years experience  •  Engineering Services

$175K - 188K
Posted on 08/14/17 by Nicole Lytwyn
Confidential Company
Kalamazoo, MI
Less than 5 years experience
Engineering Services
$175K - 188K
Posted on 08/14/17 Nicole Lytwyn


  1. Must have strong automotive experience
  2. Prefer metals experience (like welding, stamping)
  3. Strong leadership
  4. Someone who can drive Change
  5. Metrics/Process driven

Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, chassis


1) Provides strategic and operational direction for the plant 

2) Ensures that products are produced on time, of good quality, and meet or exceed all customer and company standards

3) Maintains strong relationships with customers by providing excellent customer service (quality and delivery reliability)

4) Enforces a strong safety culture at the manufacturing site

5) Ensures that planned KPI targets are met or exceeded

6) Oversees preparations of budgets, and approve expenditures to ensure that labor, materials and equipment are managed efficiently; pro-actively pursues efficiency, quality, and flexibility initiatives to offset sales price erosion, material price and salary increases, and to minimize impact of volume fluctuations, warranty or other quality related costs

7) Manages inventories and commercial obligations to optimize working capital requirements

8) Drives continuous improvement through implementation of BOSLE principles and best practices

9) Enforces APQP practices, and other upfront engineering activities, to ensure good launches and disciplined engineering change performance

10) Identifies and solves problems affecting production throughput, quality, or cost performance to optimize manpower and equipment efficiency and utilization

11) Ensures that rigorous predictive and preventive maintenance practices are employed to 

increase efficiency and extend the useful life of capital equipment

12) Maintains compliance with all corporate policies and relevant governmental regulations 

and safeguard the corporation from undue risk

13) Promotes energy efficiency and environmental stewardship to minimize the impact of the plants operation on 

the environment

14) Participates in the local community to establish a good corporate image in the communities in which the plant operates and forge beneficial relationships with business and governmental organizations and agencies

15) Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce.

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