Operations Manager

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00019264
Date Posted:Sep 9
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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A growing and profitable Automotive Supplier in the Dundee, Michigan area is in need of an Operations Manager. This is a Full Time, Permanent, Direct Hire Position offering Competitive Compensation, Bonus Potential, Good Benefits, Paid Holidays and Vacation.


  • Provide full support, guidance and participation of the internal EMS systems, and compliance with the ISO 14001 / IATF 16949 and customer systems, as well as, helping to establish goals for said systems that remain within the company‚Äôs scope of business.
  • Ensures daily area production requirements are met while maintaining high standards of quality.
  • Ensure all resources are effectively utilized to maximize all value-added activities.
  • Liaises with all departments to exchange information on improving existing area manufacturing procedures and systems.
  • Identifies issues involving inefficiencies, non-value added activities and quality concerns. Identifies root causes and recommends and / or implements corrective action.
  • Maintains safety standards for all assigned areas by ensuring safety requirements are met and policies are adhered to.
  • Compiles and reports on area quality concerns and all non-value added activities at the monthly management meetings. Identifies and implements corrective action and ensures timely follow-up.
  • Conducts regular, timely reviews and yearly Discretionary Salaried Merit Plan assessment for all direct reports and ensures timely review of hourly personnel.
  • Identifies improvement opportunities of personnel and provides direction regarding improvement or developmental opportunities.
  • Actively participates and drives continuous improvement activities to ensure maximum results in reducing costs.
  • Visits customer sites as a company liaison to establish and build upon positive customer relationships.
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budgets and capital requirements, ensures performance within the established parameters.
  • Actively participates in APQP teams design reviews, and feasibility commitment teams as required.
  • Involved in effective utilization of plant personnel within areas of responsibility including hiring, promotion and disciplinary actions as required.
  • Identifies and schedules training requirements for direct reports and assists in training needs of all hourly employees in area of responsibility
  • Contributes to a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complements the Occupational Health and Safety Act by ensuring the principles of the work place organization are supported and adhered to.


  • Practical knowledge based on 10+ years of Experience in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry
  • Previous Supervision and Management Background Needed
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Continuous Improvement & Lean Manufacturing Methodology
  • Sound understanding of IATF 16949 and ISO-14001 requirements
  • Union Experience Preferred as well as working knowledge of Union Contract Language
  • Strong Hands On Leadership Skills to Lead, Direct and Coach Employees and Staff
  • Excellent Communication skills, both Written and Verbal
  • Automotive Stamping and Welding Expertise is Preferred
  • Effective Presentation and Facilitation skills
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Computer skills, including Word & Excel and other company related software
  • Ability to source, gather and synthesize information to provide recommendations
  • A Bachelor's Degree is Preferred or equivalent Work Experience such as Operations or Management Background within an Automotive Manufacturing Environment.



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