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Senior Operations Manager in Auburn Hills, MI at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Job Description

Edscha manufactures body components, powered systems, and driver controls for automakers and motor vehicle manufacturers in North America and internationally. Its body components include hinge systems, door hinges, door hinges with integrated door checks, lid and flap hinges, door checks, and sliding door systems; powered systems include rear lids and lift gates; and driver controls include handbrakes, foot-operated parking brakes, and foot controls. The company was founded in 1870 and is based in Remscheid, Germany. It has locations in Remscheid, Germany; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and Auburn Hills, MI.  

This position will be responsible for the full Operations of our plant floor. Three shifts, 200+ employees, multiple assembly lines. 

Responsible for managing and executing the daily operations of the production facility. 

• Responsible for the Safety of all associates within the operations group and ensuring the safety policies and guidelines are followed. Understand and comply with all OSHA, safety and PPE requirements. Report any issues to Safety Administrator and/or Human Resources.

• Ensure Quality requirements are met per department standards and report any issues to Quality Manager.

• Monitors and reports daily Production activities;

• Leads the development of work instructions, training on processes, and supervises daily operations;

• Identifies, develops, and implements strategies to attain production targets;

• Leads daily production meetings to communicate production goals and provide feedback on overall team performance;

• Evaluates employee areas of improvement and implements strategies relating to employee development;

• Lead continuous improvement efforts based on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) data.

• Provides overall employee/team development strategies through training, coaching, counseling, and performance measurement;

• Responsible for the engineering functions of the assembly/press department;

• Ensure that SAP system is being used for all aspects of inventory control and material identification. Report critical material or shipping shortages/issues to the Materials Manager.

• Understand and apply company policies; immediately report any issues or non-compliance to Human Resources Manager.

• Support and ensure adherence to all daily 5S and work area organization.

• Conduct/Manage performance evaluation of all departmental associates.

• Other activities as related to the scope of the position.

Job Requirements

• BS in Operations Management, or other similar type of business curriculum -or- 8 plus years experience in automotive transfer/prog press/metal stamping/robotic welding;

• Experience in managing other employees. 

• Previous automotive manufacturing experience.  
• Familiarization with MRP and scheduling concepts preferably SAP;

• Exceptional computer skills, particular with Excel and Production and Inventory Control Systems.


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