Director of Operations (Automotive)


Ann Arbor, MI

Industry: Automotive.


11 - 15 years

Posted 242 days ago

  by    Caleb Ruthven

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Fast growing global niche Tier 1 auotmotive group is looking for a Director Operations Automotive (multi-site) to lead thier manufacturing initiatives. This leader will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day strategic and tactical manufacturing activities for the operations. 


?      Provides leadership for the implementation of the manufacturing strategy for multiple production facilities.

?      Understands and adhere to current health, safety, and environmental policies. Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regards to safety, health, and environmental concerns.

?      Champions change and facilitates team related functions to improve the business performance. 

?      Promotes and drives the organizations vision and utilization of World Class Manufacturing Standards. 

?      Is accountable for establishing and monitoring product safety related controls. 

?      Provides leadership to the Supply Chain team to ensure inventory accuracy and reduction goals are met. 

?      Works closely with Plant and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering to define cost-effective continuous improvement projects. 

?      Evaluates departmental constraints and supports LeanSix Sigma Manufacturing techniques to improve capacities. 

?      Develops and recommends the annual operating and capital budgets for the operation of the Plants, and ensure that all financial plans are met. 

?      Drives accountability through the use of tools and other methods to track performance. 

?      Establishes strong and effective working relationships that are conducive to maintaining a positive work environment. 

?      Drives the facility to ensure safety, quality, productivity, delivery, and budget goals are achieved.


?      Requires a Bachelordegree in Engineering, Business Administration or similar field.

?      MBA is highly preferred.

?      Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Statistical evaluation software familiarity a plus.

?      Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles is required. 

?      LeanSix Sigma Certification highly preferred. 

?      Minimum of 10years of automotive manufacturing operations experience.

?      Minimum of 10-15years of managerial experience leading cross functional professionals.

$156K - $180K