Plant Manager

CooperStandard Holdings Inc   •  

Spartanburg, SC

Industry: Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

A leader who demonstrates and communicates the company’s vision, mission, and values to the plant workforce. Responsible for the overall management, direction and execution of plant operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as Plant Champion for Vision, Mission, Values

  • Align with Cooper Standard Top Priorities
  • Lead communication effort with plant workforce
  • Serve as primary community partner on behalf of Cooper Standard
  • Role Model Cooper Standard Values & Capabilities

Foster the engagement and development of the plant workforce

  • Manage, coach and develop leadership staff
  • Sponsor and drive the Building a Talented Organization Initiative
  • Drive organizational success through performance management system
  • Support positive employee and labor relations (union/works council)
  • Ensure a respectful and ethical environment

Ensure a safe and environmentally responsible workplace

  • Implement and enforce Cooper Standard Total Safety Culture
  • Execute 6S

Continually improve overall quality performanceand cost/equw ct of the plant

  • Serve as first contact for customer quality escalations
  • Execute Cooper Standard Quality Operating System
  • Achieve all green customer scorecards/become supplier of preference
  • Manage and minimize scrap and containment actions

Optimize financial and cost performance

  • Ensure a Continuous Improvement environment in the Plant
  • Use and promote the use of Lean Manufacturing
  • and cost/equw ct Ensure correct launch performance
  • Identify and implement BBP
  • Focus on Net Operations Variance and cost/equ
  • Maximize labor efficiencies
  • Manage to the plant budget
  • Execute Cooper Standard and JV partner initiatives to plan (where applicable)

Meet customer delivery requirements

  • Achieve inventory days on hand target
  • Achieve on-time delivery target to the customer
  • Minimize premium freight

Facilitate plant activities with other company groups (IT, CoC, Engineering, Launch Management, etc.)

  • Coordinate implementation of corporate initiatives (SAP, process, product, etc.)
  • Act as spokesperson for the plant in corporate activities
  • Manage program launches through ClauS adherence

May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description

Education and Qualifications:

  • Seven to ten years of prior management experience.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent. Advanced degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary.

Work Environment/Work Conditions:

  • Professional Office Environment
  • Must wear proper personal protection equipment while on manufacturing floor
  • Travel to manufacturing facilities or customer locations when required
  • Equipment used requires proper training on the potential for and avoidance of injury